MUSICIAN

Chris Tarry is a four-time Juno award winner (the Canadian Grammy) and one of New York's most sought-after bass players. He has performed with some of the top acts in the world and is a mainstay on the New York jazz scene.

WRITER

Chris is also a writer, and the author of the story collection, "How To Carry Bigfoot Home" (Red Hen Press, March 2015). He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. His fiction, non-fiction, and various screenplays have been published widely.

PRODUCER

Chris is also a busy producer. He has developed and produced hundreds of different types of projects. From albums to animated films, radio plays, and podcasts. He is an expert in sound design and Pro Tools, and has a super-cool home studio where he edits things together and sets music to everything under the sun.

Chris Tarry is a musician, writer, producer, and composer living in New York City. As an author, his book, How To Carry Bigfoot Home (Red Hen Press, March 2015), won the IndieFab book of the year for short fiction, and has been widely praised as one of the best short story collections of 2015. He holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and his writing has appeared in publications such as MAD Magazine, Funny or Die, The Literary Review, On Spec, The GW Review, and PANK. As a musician, Chris is a four-time Juno Award winner (the Canadian Grammy), and one of New York’s most in-demand bass players. He has produced countless award-winning albums, developed short films, created cool podcasts, and excels in sound design and digital editing. He’s currently at work on a novel, various screenplays, and composing music for everything under the sun.

THE LATEST NEWS!

  • Chris Tarry How To Carry Bigfoot Home

    Guest Appearance on OtherPPL with Brad Listi

    This past week I was a guest on what I think is the best literary podcast around, Brad Listi’s Otherppl. We talked about writing, my book, and music. I mention a few friends and influences in Roy Kesey, Henry Hey, and Dan Weiss. Then we talk …

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  • Clock

    Goodreads Giveaway!

    I‘ve got a Goodreads giveaway going on until the end of January. Head on over and sign up to win a signed Advance Reader’s copy of my upcoming short story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot Home.
    Three copies to give away, and it literally takes all …

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  • Bigfoot Cover Print

    Pre-Order The Book!

    It’s almost time! Here’s some info on my upcoming book in case you didn’t click on the annoying popup when you first hit the site! Please pre-order if you’re interested, it helps greatly.

    COMING MARCH 17TH, 2015!
    Chris’ debut short story collection, How To Carry Bigfoot …

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  • 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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