I was born in a cold hospital room in Charleston, South Carolina. I grew up in Mt. Pleasant, a few miles away, and questioned life continuously. I am always searching for truths, answers, love, and compassion. I truly believe that somewhere out there, there is someone who has never met me whose life will be changed when they do... and that I am sitting here waiting on my person to meet as well. We all collide, we all come together eventually. Life is funny that way.
I visited relatives in and around Decatur, Alabama (a few miles south of Huntsville) and it was there my love for music started. While my parents listened to oldies and easy-listening, I couldn't help but want something more... something I could call my own.
One day, I walked into a rickety gas station and there was a roulette of cassette tapes on the counter. My fingers ran across the plastic covers and found Dolly Parton: Collector's Series. I stared bright-eyed at the beautiful woman in front of me and fell in love with the cover art and immediately shelled out the seven dollars for the cassette.
I immediately shoved it into the tape deck in the car, despite my mother's requests to listen to something she wanted. Forget that. I was about to venture down my own trail and I wanted to hear something fresh and new. Little did I know that this one woman would affect my life so much.
Over the years, her music taught me about love, hate, death, life, lonliness and friendship. She taught me how to fight my own battles and she showed me that people are all people and you cannot take things at face value. You must look deep within to find truths. You must search far and wide to find the beauty of the world... and then again, you can look in your own backyard... and in your own mirror.
I have an affinity for love, as cliche as that may sound. I could go through the entire list of people I hate in less than a second, because that list does not exist. There are people I can stand less than others, but as a general rule, I do love everyone. I may be an open book, but I still have unread pages.
My music is reflective of Dolly's in that she taught me that music does not have to be about something you know or love. It can be about something you know nothing about. It can be about your family. It can be about your friends. There is no subject music cannot handle. I dwell on many subjects, although most of my music is about love in one way or another.
I am truly looking forward to that day when I can look back and see the hundreds of songs I have written and how many people adore my music and have had their lives affected by it. I want to be able to sit and think to myself, "I have made a difference." but not stand up in a crowd and shout it out, because I only want it for others and not for myself.
I'm currently looking for a label and will take just about any offer available.
I haven't played live yet, but I want to.
Bright Eyes, Jewel, Ani Difranco, Alanis, Lisa Loeb, Dar Williams, Natalie Imbruglia
Go check out my myspace at http://www.myspace.com/christopherleewren