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Wildfire to Showcase at IBMA with New Member Chris Davis

Chris DavisThe Bluegrass Music group, Wildfire commented this month "master musician Chris Davis has been a friend for many years. Now, we are honored to call him a band mate!" Chris has joined the band and is expected to be peforming with the group at the World of Bluegrass artist showcases later this year. Wildfire has been selected for the showcase program. Wildfire is a bluegrass band with smokin' hot instrumentals and soul meltin' vocals. Chris will certainly contribute with his solid artistry.

"We are excited to welcome Chris as the newest member of Wildfire," said Robert Hale. "We believe that Chris' talent and experience as a mandolin player make him an excellent addition to the band and are looking forward to our first performance together."

Born into a family of musicians, Chris Davis began playing mandolin and singing at age fifteen. After the devastating loss of his brother, Wes Davis, Chris' passion for music grew. He started traveling with The Bluegrass Strangers playing mandolin and singing harmony at the age of 18, and after gaining some experience as a road musician, Davis went on to work with bands such as Honey Deaton & Dream, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Larry Sparks, III Tyme Out Alecia Nugent, and most recently, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.

Chris is a self-taught musician. Chris released his first self-titled album on June 1, 2011. This album is composed with many familiar bluegrass musicians and singers. The album features artists including Larry Cordle, Marty Raybon, Jamie Johnson, Melonie Cannon and Kristen Benson.

Wildfire was formed in 2000 and quickly became one of the most talked about groups in the bluegrass music industry. The band has many years of musical and performance experience, with Robert Hale on lead vocals and guitar, Curt Chapman on bass, and Johnny Lewis on banjo. By mixing their original songs and telling ballads, their complete dedication and love for their music, and their artistic spontaneity, Wildfire takes listeners on a journey that will spur emotion and excitement. They promise a powerful show that will please everyone from traditional bluegrass lovers to the contemporary young fans of today.

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