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.


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.


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.


  • Circadian Rhythm Labeled

    The Reality of Rhythm

    I tend to be the kind of guy who listens to songs over-and-over, especially when I’m really into a tune. When I say over-and-over, I mean like twenty times/day over-and-over at the expense of listening to anything else. So the other day, I was out …

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  • Bass Chord

    Let’s Talk About Bass Chords

    How to play bass chords is something I get asked about a lot, so I figured I’d do a blog post on the subject. I hope you’ll enjoy this lesson, and if you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign up for your free …

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  • Clock

    Internal Time

    I know I’m always going on about time feel here at the site, but what can I say? I think it’s pretty damn important. Check out Richard Bona, he’s a really cool bass player here in New York that does some pretty unique stuff (sings …

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  • Imagine Yourself

    So, I was cruising around YouTube and found this great video of Pino Palladino on a studio session. Check out how he holds the bass, how his fingers move, where he’s feeling the time (tapping of his foot), and what he asks for from the …

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  • How I Became a Writer

    I have been thinking about this new journey of mine, the writing, the book, the what-the-hell-am-I-doing-I’m-a-bass-player-for-fucksake, and I came across this personal essay I wrote a few years back when I was thinking of applying to MFA programs. In the end, I only applied to one …

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