The Colton House Recordings


Music Inspired From Southwestern History and The Colorado Plateau

In February of 2016, Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips will be recording at the historic Colton House at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The Creative Writing Music Residency was conceived by Julie Sullivan, a musician and graphic designer who has contributed extensively to museum publications, as well as serving on the board of the Flagstaff Friends Of Traditional Music (FFOTM); and three musicians – Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin and Todd Phillips– who are dedicated to writing and conceptualizing new music that draws inspiration from the Colorado Plateau country. This project has received the generous support of Emeritus museum Director, Dr. Robert Breunig, and current museum Director and CEO, Carrie Heinonen, as well as many staff members at the Museum of Northern Arizona. Look for this CD to be available in the summer of 2016!

Praise for Chris

Chris sings in the honest tradition of Carter Stanley and Maybelle Carter.

- Jim Rooney

Chris Brashear is one of the finest singers in bluegrass today. With an amazing range and depth, he sings with authenticity and soul and brings you into any song he sings, whether it’s a song he’s written or one of the classics.

- Alice Gerrard