Chi McClean

With wanderlust pulling at a restless spirit, Chi packed up an old, beat up truck and drove cross-country from New York to California. Years later, with more than a little soul searching along the way, Chi traded in the truck, a 9-5 job, a permanent address for a PO Box, and moved into a van with his surfboards, skis, mountain bike, guitars, and banjo. In between writing and recording projects, Chi now performs somewhere between 150 and 200 dates per year, all across the country, while keeping an eye out for empty waves, untracked snow, flowy single track, and carnitas tacos along the way. Chi is currently working on his fourth, full-length album with Grammy Award winning engineer and producer, Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Hillary Scott, Holly Williams, The Lone Bellow), out of Nashville, Tennessee, scheduled for release in early 2017. Chi McClean writes heart-felt, roots music from the soul for the road weary traveler and hopeless romantic in all of us. In addition to his three studio albums available on Amazon Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, and more, Chi's music may also be heard on the Warner Bros. Television hit series, 'Hart of Dixie' on The CW Network and all Virgin America domestic flights in the United States, as well as select cruise lines, worldwide. Chi McClean is an official, endorsing artist for Taylor Guitars, Deering Banjos, and Elixir Strings. Visit for an always up to date listing of upcoming performances, news, music and more from Chi McClean.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 2:40pm
NAMM Marriott Stage