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!

  • 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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  • Ending

    It’s All In How You End

    Last night I played a gig and had a bit of an epiphany. Now, I’m pretty old and have been playing a long time, so as you can imagine, I get excited when I have epiphanies. They mean that I’m still learning, still listening. They …

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  • Kahan Record Player 646

    Playing With Records

    Check out this cool video of Marta Altesa playing along with a Jamiroquai tune. This is what I mean when I say play-along with records. Check it out, the length of her notes, the sound, the tune, it’s all there! When learning a song off …

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  • Writers Block

    Some New Writing Be Here

    It’s been a good month for the writing. One of Canada’s greatest writers, the awesome Gail Anderson-Dargatz asked me to guest blog over at her site. I wrote a piece about the challenges of being a musician and a writer that involves kitty liter, a …

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