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Chris Stills


Because the son of Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield) and French singer/songwriter Veronique Sanson, there is no denying that singer/songwriter Chris Stills originates from music root base. When Chris was a kid, his mom taught him how exactly to play the piano, and even though he also performed drums, it wasn’t until Chris was 12 that he found a guitar. On the highway with Crosby, Stills & Nash 1 day, among the band’s electric guitar techs put an extra electric guitar in the youthful Stills’ hands and — upon teaching him some basic chords along with a melody — Chris was connected. His parents divorced in 1978, with 13 he visited live along with his mom in Paris. He went to the renowned American College while there, with 16 Chris composed his first melody, “EASILY Were a Hill.” After graduating from senior high school in 1993, Chris transferred to back again to the Expresses, LA to be precise, and worked like a roadie for his dad. He also resided in NY for a couple years, developing a music group at one stage with another American College alum, Adam Cohen, child of famed vocalist/songwriter Leonard Cohen. Ultimately, Chris installed with Atlantic Information (exactly the same label his father’s music group called house) as well as the 23-year-old released his debut single recording, 100 Yr Thing, in January 1998. We were young hearing Buffalo Springfield, CSN, the Moving Rocks, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the authorities, Chris also drew impact from both parents (specifically his father’s folk-rock) to generate his own mixture of ’60s-influenced rock and roll, folk, and blues on 100 Yr Thing. Other affects originated from Chris’ encounter playing over time with acts just like the Jayhawks and Ryan Adams. Stills’ eponymous sophomore work drew similarly from his French and American heritages, as well as for the very first time he sang both in British and French within the record. The recording was released abroad in Oct 2005 and discovered its method onto stateside racks the next May. Recorded in the Studio room du Palais, the live EP Once the Discomfort Dies Down: Reside in Paris made an appearance two months later on.

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Full Name Chris Stills
Profession Actor, Singer, Author, Composer, Interpreter
Nationality American
Parents Véronique Sanson, Stephen Stills
Music Songs When the Pain Dies Down, Live to Live, If I Were a Mountain, Story of a Dying Man, Lucifer & Jane, 100 Year Thing, Ce qui me touche, Say My Last Goodbye, Fool for Love, God Won't Make You a Man, Rattlesnakes, Tears of Envy, L’Accord, Last Stop, Kitty Cathy, Desert Sands, Sweet California, Doors to the World, Razorblades, Golden Hour, Land Of Quiet Poems, Tout Est Ephémère, La Fin du monde, About a Girl, Element Terre, Miss Avril, Pour nous, C'est l'âme qu'on nous arrache, Désarmé, Les mains dans les poches, Trouble, Countryside
Albums 100 Year Thing, Chris Stills, When the Pain Dies Down (live in Paris)
Movies This Is 40, Requiem pour une tueuse

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The Magnificent Room 2017 post-production Guitar Player Wiltern
Big Little Lies 2017 TV Mini-Series Trivia Night Band Member
Shameless 2015-2016 TV Series Chris
This Is 40 2012 Ryan Adams Band (as Chris Stills)
Requiem pour une tueuse 2011 Alexander Child



Hot Pursuit 2015 performer: "Black Betty" - as Chris Stills
Shameless 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Hustle 2013 performer: "Live to Live" - as Chris Stills / writer: "Live to Live" - as Chris Stills
Bones TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Resurrecting the Champ 2007 performer: "Land of Quiet Poems" - as Chris Stills
Expired 2007 performer: "Story of a Dying Man" - as Chris Stills / writer: "Story of a Dying Man" - as Chris Stills



Light Up the Blues 2014 co-producer - as Chris Stills



Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself (As Chris Stills)
Vivement dimanche 2009-2010 TV Series Himself
Empreintes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Chabada 2009 TV Series Himself
La méthode Cauet 2008 TV Series Himself
T'empêches tout le monde de dormir 2008 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
On a tout essayé 2005 TV Series Himself
Véronique Sanson - La douceur du danger 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Zonen van... 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Taratata 1995 TV Series Himself

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