About Christopher David Sharp
Christopher Sharp grew up in the South Jersey area, music rose quickly to the top of his interest list. While starting at an early age tapping on his brother’s snare drum and his sister’s piano, he finally came to rest, at the age of twelve, with the desire to learn the guitar. After grabbing a few starter chords from his older brother, Chris’ enthusiasm to play increased. While still in high school, at the age of sixteen he began playing clubs along the New Jersey shore. Before long he was playing the whole Jersey circuit. Around that time, he then began teaching himself rock and roll, pop and easy listening songs by performers such as James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, John Denver and Bread. Chris then formed his own band just after graduation from high school. His band specialized in country rock covers of favorite music influences such as Pure Prairie League, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Marshall Tucker Band, Merle Haggard, Eagles, Willie Nelson, and George Jones, to name a few. As time rolled on, he found himself touring with various bands throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. He loved the live music circuit. During those times, he had the privilege of playing shows that included the likes of the Oak Ridge Boys and Marty Haggard.
As time rolled on, he eventually married and had a lovely daughter. Together with his family, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to venture down another music career path. While carrying on his lifelong quest of song writing, he also played the Nashville music scene. He showcased in places like Legends and Maggie Magee’s, and would make an occasional appearance in Tootsie’s and the legendary, departed Turf Club. In Nashville, Chris continued to meet and jam with other established players. In 1998, Chris had the pleasure of touring Germany, Italy, and Spain with country music recording artist M. C. Potts. Potts had recorded such originals as “Straight to you” and “Back when”
After living in Nashville for five years, Chris relocated back to his old stomping grounds in Southern Jersey, in order to focus on his family, along with his song-writing and recording projects. Chris now spends most of his time within the walls of his home-based multi-track recording studio
He continues to promote his children’s cd (album), that he originally wrote for his daughter. It's titled “Christopher Sharp’s Animal Tracks, Volume I”. Also, he is working on his long overdue solo album. This album will consist of his original songs that span Chris’ entire music career, straight up to the present. On occasion, Chris still gets out there, playing live appearances. So, catch up with Chris and what is going on in his lifelong musical career. Send a message to him or stop by his myspace page
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Story behind "Daddy burnt two candles"
A deep rooted story, presented in a way that only singer/songwriter, Christopher David Sharp could manage. A song filled with the hard hitting facts surrounding a once upon a time family, a father and a son. Not his, not yours, but surely one we can recall.
Simple habits that suddenly became a way of life. A father feeling as though he’s a part of it all, but was he? Working for a living, providing for his family, taking each day to the hilt, then ending it with his good time Charlie friends. Endless nights, ignoring the ones that truly cared. Taking one night at a time, as the years unfolded. Certain it was not a problem. Then suddenly realize that all of the promises made were never kept.
The connection between a father and a son goes beyond the missed fishing trip, the quiet and lonely Saturday mornings, the empty seat at the kitchen table. It’s the invisible string that pulls on the heart. It can't be cut, it can't be removed. It's the truest form of love, the kind that can forgive.