Chip got his first guitar (a Stella) at the tender age of 13. It may have been a cheap guitar, but he quickly found it to be a great tool of expression and a very cool way to connect with people. Growing up in the turbulent 60's, the guitar became his life raft and steady friend through the whitewaters of adolescence.... And while the rest of the world seemed to be finding themselves, making their marks and staking their claims, he was tasting the silent sweetness of nowhere. And yet, by 35 he had lived everywhere from Boulder to Reseda, to Morgan City and the Houston suburb of Bacliff. He lived, worked, loved, fought and danced with "the people" on every coast of this great land. He became one of them, assimilating their culture by inhaling their music & stories into his heart & soul... I suppose "Gone Wishin'", the debut CD from his band Cavern was his first public "exhale" and but a glimpse of what's inside. From "Devil in Me" to "Deja Vu Blues", Gone Wishin' is a metaphor for our journey from the darkness to the light....and after "we rest on the wind, we'll come right back to our mothers again."- Gibran.
2010 found Chip back in the studio again...this time with Producer/Engineer Adrian Holtz (The Bravery, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Ravonettes, Neil Dorfsman), his former Cavern bass player Peter Verutes and fellow Warwickian keyboardist Glenn John Arnowitz. The result is a new 15 track CD entitled, Wide Awake released 5/1/11! His new material from "Wonder Why" to "Home" & "Tip Jar" is less personal and yet from a deeper and more connected place that is sure to touch you in places long forgotten...leaving you completely satisfied, wanting only a smoke!