WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
As the son of Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Buffalo Springfield) and French singer/songwriter Veronique Sanson, there's no denying that singer/songwriter Chris Stills comes from musical roots. Growing up listening to Buffalo Springfield, CSN, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the Police, Chris also drew influence from both parents (especially his father's folk-rock) to create his own blend of '60s-inspired rock, folk, and blues on 100 Year Thing. Other influences came from Chris' experience playing over the years with acts like the Jayhawks and Ryan Adams. Stills' eponymous sophomore effort drew equally from his French and American heritages, and for the first time he sang in both English and French on the record. The album was released overseas in October 2005 and is finally finding its way onto stateside shelves this fall. Recorded at the Studio du Palais, the EP When the Pain Dies Down: Live in Paris is in stores now.