The sounds of early 1970s Americana music: chunks of rock & roll, slices of country, and spoonfuls of soul in a Texas boogie broth.  New album "Renaissance Man" out 19 Feb 2016

Renaissance Man, out 19 February 2016 

photo: Benjamin Washington

Greetings to all you wonderful music loving folks out there! Winter is really starting to dig its heels in now, it’s freezing cold and cabin fever is starting to set in. Perfect time to get out of Canada and head to Australia to see my family and loved ones and play some gigs to promote my new album. That’s right! NEW ALBUM!!!   

After a year of writing and re-working and recording and re-recording it’s finally done and is being pressed as I write this. To say I’m excited is a gross understatement as it’s been a few years since my last offering and there’s been a lot of water under the bridge since then. Now the mic is on and I’m talking to you from behind the pedal steel about love, loss and what it means to be a renaissance man.  It will be out Friday February 19th.  More info in next month's newsletter.  I hope you dig it. 

I'll be doing just two Adelaide shows and one big Melbourne band show (details below).  Hope to see you there! 




Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Altmann returns to Australia to present his 3rd solo album, Renaissance Man, out 19 February on Ridin’ High Records.  Written between trips to Nashville and recorded in his century-old home in Canada, this low-fi colleciton of pedal steel driven rock n’ roll reflects on change, personal loss, and moving on.  Stream album now.

Advanced CD copies now available in the shop, free shipping and instant download!  Orders will be shipped Friday 12 February.