Chris Titchner's music career began
in Burlington, VT, in 1994 when he and two friends formed the
acoustic rock band Three Mile Limit. The band performed throughout
the Northeast at colleges, clubs and coffee shops, and shared
the stage with such acts as Zola Turn, Rosemary Caine, and The
Nields. Over its three-year lifetime, Three Mile Limit released
three cassettes and one CD on Bridgefolk Records.
After his stint with Three Mile Limit, Titchner learned to play
the guitar and in the spring of 1998 formed the band Chris Titchner
and Sunday Rain Dog with cellist Ana Jesse. Sunday Rain Dog drew
a following playing at coffeehouses, colleges, and vegetarian
restaurants in Vermont and New York. In November of 1999, the
duo traveled to Boston to appear live on Coffee House on WERS
88.7, Emerson College's radio station. During their three years
together, Titchner and Jesse released two CDs, Chris Titchner
and Sunday Rain Dog, in December 1998, and Some Things Never Change,
in September 2000, both on Bridgefolk Records.
In November of 2000, Chris Titchner moved to Raleigh, NC, from
Burlington, in order to tap into the Triangle's prolific acoustic
music scene. Titchner has focused on developing his solo career,
and currently plays 3-4 gigs a month throughout North Carolina
In 2003, Chris was a finalist in the Cat's Cradle Songwriting
contest, and played over 50 gigs at 30 different venues from Vermont
to New Orleans. Drawing from his experiences playing in a rock
band and with a cellist, Chris's style has evolved into what can
easily be described as acoustic folk rock. His catchy melodies
and lyric-based songwriting have won him fans at coffeeshops,
bars, bookstores, colleges, and fine restaurants alike.
In January of 2005, Chris entered Overdub Lane Recording Studios
in Durham, NC. In May, his new 11 song CD, Moving Day, will be
released. This album is a new direction for Titchner, exploring
a more rock sound and using a full band on all but one of the
Chris Titchner’s new album, Moving Day, is neatly packed
with road rock just made to be blasted out of a moving truck.
Titchner’s 11 songs pulse with dissatisfaction and desire-
from the ennui associated with a dead end job, to the thrum of
tension between potential lovers, to the thrill of finally packing
up and going. Produced by Titchner and Thom Canova, Moving Day
is acoustic rock living large with a full band, brass quartet,
Currently there are plans for this band to promote the new recording,
with gigs already being booked around the East Coast.
What Others Have Said...
"Titchner has produced a rare album, an
acoustic singer-songwriter album that can appeal to people who
do not enjoy the genre."
-- Graham Bailey
pucknation.com, October 18, 2005
"Titchner has always been a thinking person's
artist. He packs his songs with images, dreams, awkward moments,
[and]daily frustrations...;[s]ometimes it's scary how close to
home he hits...I don't remember him sounding this gutsy on the
-- Jennifer Layton
Indie-Music.com, June 4, 2005
"Titchner is a normal guy, and he seems
to come--like his songs--without pretense or effect, but with
affection, sincerity and empathy. Titchner understands his troubles
and articulates them with empirical expertise."
-- Grayson Currin
The Independent, May 15, 2005
"I consider Chris Titchner an intellectual
songwriter because he’s not someone whose music you can
just play in the background. You really have to pay attention,
or you’re missing something...[H]e's making a name for himself
in the Raleigh area as someone to see in cafes and coffeeshops..."
indie-music.com, April 11, 2003
"Titchner has broadened his sound with a
solid cast and taken the next step in his musical development...a
well arranged and enjoyable folk-rock casserole."
Seven Days, September 27th, 2000
"The songs on 'Some Things Never Change'
are as good as they are because the melodies are catchy and the
vocal performance is strong. The blend of acoustic guitar and
cello is an easy sell to folks who like folk-based music with
a pop edge to it...An overall fine job for Titchner and his friends".
-Steve Lemke, Scene and Heard
Burlington Free Press, October 19th, 2000
"[I] have to give Mr. Titchner the props
for delivering consistently hummable melodies and lines which
carefully avoid becoming overwrought or cheesy...plenty to like
for fans of low-key acoustic songs."
Vermont Times/Vox, March 3rd, 1999
"Chris Titchner is the most talented
independent artist I have ever had the pleasure of listening to...Anyone
who decides to listen to Some Things Never Change will not be
disappointed, except for the fact that the eleven tracks will
leave you wanting even more."
leftoffthedial.com, November 18th, 2002