Originally from Canada and based in Brooklyn. Chris Tarry is a four-time Juno Award-winner (the Canadian Grammy) and considered one of the most sought-after bass players in New York City.


Chris is also a published writer. His fiction and non-fiction has appeared in many internationally recognized journals and anthologies. His debut story collection, "How To Carry Bigfoot Home" is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in March 2015.


Chris runs one of the largest bass instruction sites on the web. If you're looking to improve, drop by Chris Tarry Lessons and check out the over 150 FREE video lessons. Become the best bass player you can be. Today!

Take Me There!Want to study bass with Chris? Head on over to his lesson site, one of the best online bass instruction resources around!

Adam Klipple-keys, Keith Carlock-drums, Al Street-guitar, Chris Tarry-bass. 55Bar, NYC Jan 2013.See more live Chris Tarry video!

  • New Baby Feet

    Baby Lucas!

    It was a wonderful Valentine’s day here in the Tarry household. Our son Lucas was born. Mom, Daddy CT, and big sis Chloe couldn’t be more proud!

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  • Gut

    Update & New Writing!

    Okay, I know it’s been forever since I’ve updated the ol’ writing page, but I’ve been hard at work on getting the final manuscript edits of debut short story collection, “How To Carry Bigfoot Home” off to my publisher, Red Hen. Happy to report that’s …

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  • P Bass

    My P-Bass is a Jedi Master

    My five-string Fodera hangs in my studio collecting dust, a once-great warrior pulled from battle, whiling away the years like an old man on a porch, lemonade in hand, watching the world roll by. I feel guilty. Like I’m having an affair with an older woman. A woman with …

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  • Postcard

    The Cover Is Here!

    It’s a long way off, but the official cover for my forthcoming story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press) has been revealed. I’m a big freak about book covers (as the three of you who bought my last book/album can attest). So when …

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