Chris Buhalis

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Acclaimed Michigan singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis, joins us this week, in town for his December Texas Tour. We’ll be talking with Chris about his career and latest album, Big Car Town.

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Chris Buhalis, nominated for Detroit Music Awards “Best Singer,” has released two critically praised albums: Kenai Dreams in 1998 and 2016’s Big Car Town. Legendary critic Dave Marsh has hailed Buhalis as “a young man with the wisdom of an old soul,” and the Detroit Metro Times called Kenai Dreams “a wonder of blood and bone, spirit and earth.” Chris has appeared at numerous music festivals and folk venues across the country and has performed with everyone over the past twenty-five years from Townes Van Zandt to Ray Wylie Hubbard, to Dave Van Ronk and Odetta.

His appearances at major festivals – from the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma to the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas – include playing in his hometown at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival and multiple shows at The Ark. And he’s worked the club circuit in venues like the White Eagle in Portland, Oregon, the Blue Door in Oklahoma City, and the Mucky Duck in Houston, Texas. He’s been recognized in Germany as “a promising young songwriter”  and Current Magazine hailed him for his “effortless Americana.”

Chris’ roots go deep in Michigan; his grand-father worked the line at the River Rouge plant in Detroit, his father was a steel worker. Before he appeared on the internationally syndicated Acoustic Café, on radio station KUT in Austin, Texas and on Sirius Radio, Chris worked as a busboy, stock boy, Blimpy Burger cook and in a plastics factory.

Chris lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and daughter, his dog Kenai, and Batman the cat.

Upcoming projects and appearances can be found at his website, You can keep up with him on Facebook and Instagram.