- Type: Breedlove Artists
Chris was born and raised in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the small town of Sautee-Nachoochee Georgia. He began writing songs at the age of 13, started a garage band and eventually make shift studios, recording bands in their jam spaces and houses for a places to crash, to learn hands on and for the occasional slice of pizza. He moved to Atlanta and started working at Sounds Atlanta studios and started playing out solo. This would lead to him meeting Butch Walker who invited him onstage for a cameo vocal performance in “Hot girls in good moods” for the live DVD that Unck produced, recorded, mixed and mastered, “Butch Walker & The Lets Go Out Tonight Live at the Tabernacle. (2008) Unck was then invited to join Walker on tour playing Guitar, Lap Steel, Pedal Steel, Backing Vocals and Percussion.
Unck moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to pursue a career as a session musician and songwriter, starting the band Telstar with Eva Gardner (bassist with P!nk, Moby, Cher and Mars Volta) and long time mate Stewart Heyduk ( Golden Dogs and By Devine Right) . Unck would also be invited into Walkers studio sessions working with artist Gavin Degraw , Jen Wigmore and Patrick Keeler, tracking backing vocals for Gavin Degraw and playing steel for Jen Wigmore and even fulfilling a teen age dream covering “In Bloom” for Spin Magazines 20th anniversary of “Nevermind” by Nirvana. Unck would also contribute to Walkers albums “I liked it better when you had no heart” and the acclaimed “Spade” record for which Unck would write for, perform, tour North America and 36 countries in Europe opening for Train and P!nk. to crowds of 75K , play the “Ellen” show and “Late night with David Letterman”.
The Swan Song documentary “Out of focus” would signal the end of Unck’s evolvement in the Black Widows, although it was an epic time in his life it was time to break out on his own.
Unck moved from Hollywood to Joshua Tree California in 2012 opened “High Lonesome” a full production music studio as well as his own publishing company “Blue Jay Way Music” licensing his productions to TV and Film. (“Shameless” “The Following” ) Unck penning a title track and single with Grammy nominated artist Lisa Loeb for the Palm Door film “Helicopter Mom”. Unck has Freelanced at several of the worlds famous studios, Rancho De La Luna featured in Dave Grohl’s Sonic Highways, CRC in Chicago, Ruby Red, Southern Tracks and worked for several recording labels such as Dangerbird Records, Island Def Jam, Dvl Recordings, Sony, One Haven Music, Road Runner, Warner and Rope-A-Dope.