Chris Webster is evolving... beginning with a stellar career as lead singer for one of California's best know regional acts: Mumbo Gumbo, Webster also boasts a successful resume highlighted by two solo releases (Drive, Now playing) and one amazing traditional Bluegrass recording (Ten Thousand Miles) with her sister Cassie and reknown guitarist Scott Nygaard. Over the past few years she has been personally recruited by Ray Benson to join Asleep at the Wheel, The Band has recorded one of her song and most recently was awarded the Gibson Guitar Award for Best New Singer Songwriter. More importantly Webster brings an unrivaled pedigree, combining elegance and grace with a foot-shuffling manner, astonishing power and passion. Her voice is capable of taking you to magical heights, then can turn on a dime delivering gut-wrenching torch songs and poignant gentle ballads.
Chris Webster has arrived... Something in the water, her new release on DIG Music is the culminative total of her amazing pedigree, incredible achievements and love's lessons learned while traversing the swampy back-roads of Americana. Something in the water also shocases Webster's stellar five piece band plus special guest appearances from her talented friends including Jackie Greene, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, Darrel Angar and Scott Nygaard. Praise from the adoring media continues to grow for Webster, most recently being honored with the Gibson Guitar New Musician Award at this years Hatch Festival in Bozeman, Montana. Over the years Webster has played such legendary venues as The Fillmore (SF), La Zona Rosa (Austin) and The Winnipeg Folk Festival. She has also supported some of America's most notable performers including The Band, Los Lobos, Guy Clark and Lucinda Williams. Something in the water offers up a slice of Chris Webster's Life and a helathy portion of her soul. From the swampy-funk of the title tune "Something in the water" to the smokey, Ray Charles-esque "Brighstar" and back around to the carefree R&B classic by James and Bobby Purifiy "I'm your puppet" Webster continues to travel the country adding to her expanding scrpbook of musical memories. "Something in the water" is your chance to share these memories...it's your E-tiket ride to an emotional roller coaster that will leave you breathless and satisfied.