The passing of a legend...
“Chris Wall died last night (Friday, July 30th, 2021) in hospice care at St. David’s Medical Center South [Austin] after a lengthy battle with cancer,” a statement from his family read. “Many thanks to the ICU staff for providing excellent care, while treating this wonderful man with respect, dignity and kindness. We mourn the loss of a poet, songwriter and musician, but most of all, he was our family and friend.”
“Chris was a lover of our National Parks, especially Yellowstone and Glacier in his beloved Montana,” his family states. “Please consider making a memorial donation in his name to support them. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no funeral. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. He is already greatly missed…”
To read more about Chris' life, please follow this link to SavingCountryMusic.com
Information sourced from the LA Times and All Music is included in this story.
The Nashville Sound blog named 'El Western Motel' #15 of the 30 Top 2013 Country albums of the year! "Over 300 different albums were reviewed."
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Here's what they had to say about the album:
15. Chris Wall - El Western Motel- With Lloyd Maines at the producer's helm, Wall released an album full of songs that are sharply written, and, while they are plainly written and sung, the lyrics hide great subtlety and feeling. This is his first album in over a decade and each song is a new take on the oldest country themes in the business including love lost, failures and heartache. Most importantly, however, Wall writes how he deals with those with an emotional fragility that belies his rough exterior. The title track stands out as the albums best work. And if you don't believe me, trust Ray Wylie Hubbard who says, “In this lawless terminal age where music is made for the sole purpose of creating revenue for corporations, Chris Wall is a cowboy savior/hero/poet who with his words and music gives us redemption from the atrocities of this illusion that is presently known as country music.” Truer words have never been spoken.
“Chris Wall is a cowboy savior/hero/poet who, with his words and music gives us redemption from the atrocities of this illusion that is presently known as country music.”
You can hear more of his music on iTunes:
Cowboy Savior ~ Hero ~ Poet