Chris Pierce gained national prominence with “We Can Always Come Back To This”. His hit co-write aired on 3 episodes of the #1 NBC primetime series ‘THIS IS US’, then went on to #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Pierce has done worldwide headlining tours and has performed with: Allison Russell, B.B. King, Seal, Al Green, Colbie Caillat, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Keb’Mo’, Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville & others. His recent album, 'AMERICAN SILENCE' garnered critical acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, NoDepression, SiriusXM, The Bluegrass Situation, AmericanaUK, Acoustic Guitar and others. PopMatters named ‘AMERICAN SILENCE’ THE #1 Best Folk Album of 2021.
At age 15, Pierce developed a rare hearing disorder called Otosclerosis that led to the loss of hearing in one ear and partial deafness in the other, a setback that would deter many young musicians forever. The reality, however, fueled Chris’ passion and determination all the more, forcing him to re-learn almost everything he had known prior to his condition. To Chris, music was, and still is, an unconditional companion.
2022 highlights included a solo concert at The Kennedy Center, a duet with Sara Bareilles, a Super Bowl commercial with Miley Cyrus & Dolly Parton, a sold- out Troubadour show with Allison Russell, and performance/interviews on both NPR’s WORLD CAFE and MOUNTAIN STAGE broadcast to 300 NPR affiliates. Stellar performances at Newport Folk, Folk Alliance, Four Corners Fest, Kerrville Folk, & NC Folk Festivals brought further acclaim.
Chris Pierce also records and performs with Americana/Folk/Soul sensation War & Pierce with Sunny War, and with the Americana/Roots band Leon Creek, as well as frequent live guest appearances with The Black Opry Revue. Pierce is slated to release a full band studio album this summer (2023) with the first Americana/Roots/Blues single “45 Jukebox” out now.