Chris Knudson has a passion for live and studio music, production and events with over 25 years of content and business development, music composition, music and event production, live performance/presentation, music instrument and software/hardware sales, account and project management, writing and editing, marketing and promotion. He also is a wellness entrepreneur in sound and light therapy.
Over the years, Chris has produced and released records under the Kanude and Val Holler monikers and his music has been featured in HBO's "True Blood", as part of the original programming for the inaugural New York Fringe Festival in 1998, and on Robert Rodriguez' critically acclaimed, low-budget feature film debut "El Mariachi." Chris has also been a top performer with the Apple Online Store, Guitar Center and Intuit while more recently developing a wellness business concept, LightBody Sound LLC in Portland, Oregon.
In his spare time, he chips away at his severe handicap on the golf course and helps his wife Elizabeth raise their two young children.
"Since bringing Chris in to handle mixing duties at Crossroads, he's been dependable, on-time, efficient, and trustworthy. Iv'e received much praise for his ear as an engineer. I'd recommend him for future work without hesitation."
-Josh Johnson, FOH Blues Traveler
"Chris and I performed together as part of Mind Over Matter, a 9 piece NYC band from the mid-90s that created sounds of ethereal and intensely melodic overtures and songs that had a unique edge. Chris was the backbone of that sound and uniqueness. He is a blast to work with and a beautiful person. Incredibly talented multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. Total Pro! Please check out his holiday tune 'Best Christmas Ever'."
-Katia Floreska, vocalist, Mastermind Artists
"Chris was instrumental in getting Opera Vista off the ground. He has a "never say die" attitude and shows utter commitment to the projects he takes on. His sense of responsibility and his desire to see the project succeed made him a true joy to work with and a wonderful collaborator."
-Viswa Subbaraman, Conductor
Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out, and let's make magic happen.
4550 SW Betts Ave., Unit 1894, Beaverton, OR 97005