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Chris Kimmerer


About the Artist

Born in Toronto, Ontario, living in Nashville, TN since 2003. Chris has been touring and recording over the last decade with artists like Thomas Rhett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sonicflood, David Phelps, Mat Kearney, Derek Webb, Josh Thompson, and Steel Magnolia. He's a part owner of The Brown Owl Studio in Nashville, TN which keeps him busy recording and producing while not on the road.

We asked... Why Gretsch?

Since my early days of playing, I've had a fascination with gretsch drums. The vibe is always out of control! New kits or classic kits, they've always inspired me, and I feel at home anytime I sit behind one.

Recordings you've played on

Sonicflood, "Glimpse", "A Heart Like Yours" David Phelps, "O Holy Night", "Christmas with David Phelps" Alexa Carter, "The Ballerina" Night Beds "Country Sleep" Steel Magnolia, "Its Christmas Time" The Worsties, "Put Your Babe On" guest, "Change of Scenery" Andrew Greer, "Angel Band", "Open Book"


Steely Dan, Sting, Dr. Luke, Bleu, Butch Walker, Foo Fighters, Patty Griffin, Questlove, Tom Petty


Find ways to dig deep; be as well-rounded as you can. At all cost, you have to keep it fun!

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Gretsch Marquee Series

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