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Hometown New Canaan, CT
Band Members Chris Pureka (and sometimes: Merrill Garbus, Lyndell ... » more
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Upcoming Shows None
Contact Information:
Christen Greene 413.695.6986
Christen Greene 413.695.6986
Cara Wodnicki, Press Here 212.246.2640
Artist / Band Member
Chris Pureka 203.550.1866
# Years Experience Performing Live: 8
# Live Perfomances Past Six-months: 60
Market Draw: Home Market: 251-300; New York City: 301-350; Boston, MA: 201-250; Philadelphia, PA: 151-200; Washington, DC: 201-250; Chapel Hil: 151-200; Asheville, NC: 76-100; Atlanta, GA: 101-150; Nashville, TN: 51-75; Ann Arbor, MI: 151-200; Chicago, IL: 201-250; Milwaukee, WI: 101-150; Madison, WI: 151-200; Minneapolis, MN: 101-150; Denver/Boulder, CO: 201-250; Seattle, WA: 251-300; Portland, OR: 251-300; Eugene, OR: 151-200; San Francisco, CA: 301-350; Los Angeles, CA: 151-200; London, England: 101-150; Paris, France: 51-75; Berlin, Germany: 76-100
Venue History: The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Middle East - Boston, MA
Music Hall of Williamsburg - New York, NY
Southpaw - Brooklyn, NY
Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
Iota - Arlington, VA
The 930 Club - Washington DC, DC
The Highline Ballroom - New York, NY
Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
The Iron Horse Music Hall - Northampton, MA
Johnny Brendas - Philadelphia, PA
The Ark - Ann Arbor, MI
SPACE - Evanston, IL
Daytrotter - Rock Island, IL
Tractor Tavern - Seatttle, WA
Wild Buffalo - Bellingham, WA
The Doug Fir - Portland, OR
Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR
Bender's - Denver, CO
Chatauqua - Boulder, CO
Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC
Spaceland - Los Angeles, CA
Hotel Cafe - Los Angeles, CA
Slim's - San Francisco, CA
The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Opener Experience: Ani Difranco; Dar Williams; Cowboy Junkies; Martin Sexton; Peasant; Jay Brannan; Peter Mulvey; Joshua Radin; Or, The Whale
Similar Artists: Gregory Alan Isakov; Elvis Perkins; Patty Griffin; Josh Ritter; Mary Gauthier
Performing Rights Society: ASCAP
Discography: How I Learned to See in the Dark LP—2010; Chimera EP—2009; Dryland LP—2006; Driving North LP—2004

“An interviewer asked Chris Pureka to sum up her music as a haiku. I will: Folky sorrowful songs of loneliness and hurt, longing to reunite. Her tunes have the grave Appalachian flavor of Neil Young and Gillian Welch; her guitar playing is subdued but...







Needle In The Haystack
Virgin Festival Showcase
EJ Interview

Northeast Performer Cover/Feature Oct. 2006 by
Autumn is a transitional time, a vivid trip towards the end of the year that brings people from all points in all areas of the globe to the Northeast region. These travelers coast up and down...

All Music Guide by
Dryland's essays and musical sketches plunge the listener into sensitive and moving tales accompanied by Chris Pureka's Stevie Nicks-style guitar plucking and distinctive voice. Listen to her...



Technical Requirements

(set-up sufficient for solo/duo performance)
Stage, adequate stage lighting, minimal PA, 6 channel board, pair of all purpose speakers, 1 vocal microphone, 2 DIs (1 for acoustic guitar with pre-amp, 1 for porch board floor bass), 1 boom stand, one guitar stand (if available), monitors.
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