Chris Tarry is a five-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 a Peabody award-winning writer, podcast producer, 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. Mars Patel, the audio adventure podcast he co-created, was named as one of the top shows of 2016.


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 an five-time Juno award-winning musician and a Peabody award-winning writer and podcast producer. His book of short stories, 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 is one of New York’s most in-demand bass players, has produced countless award-winning albums, written short films, developed successful podcasts, and excels in sound design and digital editing. He is the co-creator and sound architect behind the ground-breaking kids podcast, Mars Patel, and is currently at work on a novel, various screenplays, and composing music for everything under the sun.


  • 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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  • 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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