Best known for his acoustic indie music, Chris Considine has also been described as “a Massachusetts-based one-man power-pop god…who plays 60s power-pop as nature intended and adds just that little bit of smoke-filled Americana atmospherics for good measure.” (Janglepophub) Inspired by vintage rock, pop, and folk tunes, Chris creates a fresh fusion of melody and lyricism with a retro vibe. His songs are on Spotify and Soundcloud, and there's lots more on YouTube, Instagram, ReverbNation, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter. See the Calendar for upcoming events & links to Chris's 2020 Facebook Live concerts.
Chris grew up in western Massachusetts, where he learned to play guitar, piano, drums, and harmonica. In high school, he began writing and producing his own songs, performing under the name Dugway (after the road he grew up on) with his friend Blake Poore. While living alone in Boston, he started playing as a one-man band, and it's been so much fun he's kept it up. Dugway Productions & Songwriting is Chris's music production & songwriting-for-hire business - get in touch via Contact link.
"Chris Considine is a performer and songwriter of rare charm and confidence. His pure voice is the perfect vehicle for songs that tap both rock history and contemporary sounds through great melodies and wit."
"Three Singer-Songwriters Who Just Might Rock Your Socks Off"
by Greg Jones, May 3, 2021
Chris Considine – “Greener Pastures Syndrome”
"We’ve covered Considine in the past and it’s easy to hear why we keep saying yes to his music. There’s a beautiful, lush composition style to the track right from the start. The electric guitars fill the space until the vocal harmonies enter… and then… wow! I would assume these are a bit of studio magic (forgive me if I’m wrong), but they are still undeniably pleasing to the ear. The combination of lush arrangements and poetic lyrics are always going to get me. Considine has a gift for writing the kind of singer songwriter folk-informed rock that I totally dig."
"Three classic folk singer songwriters to end the work week"
by Greg Jones, March 19, 2021
Chris Considine – “Long Lost Friend”
"This track has the kind of acoustic guitar work that folk fans love. It’s approachable, easy going, and allows the vocal to really shine. I don’t know anything about the characters in this story, but the song makes me want to know how they’re doing and how everything worked out. The use of clever cliches for lyrical moments is definitely a unique feature of the song. It’s an intriguing song, allowing the imagination to take a lot of liberties."
Track: "You Are (Who You Say You Are)"
From: Islands (album)
"A Massachusetts based one-man power-pop god…Chris Considine is one of the few artists these days who plays 60s power-pop as nature intended and adds just that little bit of smoke filled Americana atmospherics for good measure."
by Jason Velázquez, December 29, 2019
"In fact one of those [ReverbNation] artists is the Berkshires’ own son Christopher Considine. I love that while scanning through hundreds of submissions from all over the world, I stumbled across some of the most brilliant lyrics brought to life by one of the most arresting voices from just down the road. . . . His gift for accompanying lyric tales with panache and imagination are evident in 'On the Cusp,' a single that dropped even after his 2019 release of his full-length album Dugway."
Here I am with my trusty Martin. My other guitar is a Gretsch. Love them both.