Mutual Kumquat

Chris is a founding member of Mutual Kumquat, a soul-folk-pop band that formed in 2000, has self-produced 6 albums, and has travelled across the country performing at colleges, churches, festivals, and clubs. For a full bio on the band visit their website. Mutual Kumquat albums are available through the store. More Mutual Kumquat merchandise is available here.

"Mutual Kumquat has an abundance of all the ingredients that make a great band, and one extra that makes them special. They have songwriting talent to burn, with lyrics that challenge, inspire, amuse, and touch your heart, and melodic hooks that leave you humming. They have instrumental virtuosity that makes you say 'Wow.' Their rhythmic energy gets you on your feet dancing without realizing it. And they have just plain good vibes. But beyond all these, what shines through Mutual Kumquat is the quality of love -- unconditional, embracing love. It's underneath all their lyrics, it flows between them on stage, and it radiates outward to embrace their audience and their world. Mutual Kumquat is soul medicine for the individual, the community, and the earth. Listen!”
--Shawn Kirchner, Los Angeles Composer, Singer, Pianist

“There's certainly no reason why social change and fun can't go hand in hand--everyone loves a good demonstration, especially one with happy, finger-snappin' music. Mutual Kumquat--an area band with an ever-changing cadre of players--mines this truth and brings out tune after tune of hopeful, heart-on-sleeve, war-decrying messages.”
--Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor, MI

"Infectious, fun-loving spirit permeates each track...making it easy for the listener to likewise join the party!"
--Whatzup Magazine, Fort Wayne, IN

“Mutual Kumquat mixes powerfully progressive lyrics with an infectiously joyful stage presence--they really know how to jump-start an audience! And just as important, their original material demonstrates a unique combination of poetic depth and exciting musicality that sets a brand new standard on today's scene. These fellows prove beyond a shadow of anybody's doubt that you don't have to turn off your brain to have a party.”
--Bill Jolliff, Respected Quaker banjoist, singer-songwriter, poet, and Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, George Fox Universtity