Chris Alvarado is a Florida native who is currently located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. People have likened his sound to John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and Jason Mraz. In both 2011 and 2012, he was invited to perform at the 30A Songwriter’s Festival, an event that draws some of the nations most accomplished Singer/Songwriters. In 2012, the National Recording Academy selected Chris to perform at the Florida Grammy Showcase in Orlando, Florida where a panel of industry judges and executives selected him as the winner out of the six acts that were selected from the entire state of Florida. Chris was also invited by BMI to headline at the BMI Acoustic Brunch during the 2012 Florida Music Festival in front of leading music industry professionals.
He regularly shares the stage with Grammy nominated artist and songwriter, Suzi Ragsdale. He has recently begun to perform and co-write with former Vanguard Records artist Daphne Willis. In the summer of 2012 his song “Find My Way” won 3rd place in the Dallas Songwriters Association’s “DSA Songwriting competition.” In 2011, he won the prestigious award of “Best Singer/Songwriter” on the Emerald Coast, in the 3rd annual Beachcomber Music Awards, and was nominated for the same again in 2012 along with “Best Male Vocalist”. Chris performs regularly at some of Northwest Florida’s top venues such as: Harbor Docks, Aj’s, Pompano Joe’s, Rum Runners, Hogs Breath Saloon, Fisherman’s Wharf and more. His music is featured on Pandora Radio and has seen airplay on national web radio programs such as Indie Castle Radio and The Songwriters Network. Performing over 280 shows a year, you would be hard pressed to find a harder working musician on the Florida Panhandle.