Chris Alcaraz

Chris Alcaraz

Chris Alcaraz

Chris Alcaraz began in music as a four-year old classical violinist. Three years later, his father, a drummer, started him on the guitar by showing him the chords to some Beatle songs. Soon Chris was showing chords to his dad. So the following year he received an electric guitar, followed by a ’64 Fender Jazz bass (which he still owns), and upsized his violin to a double bass. His professional gigs began at fourteen along with a drummer and fellow Beatle nut now better known as Better than Ezra’s Travis Aaron Mc Nabb. Chris’ musical abilities broadened further as he attended Arizona State University on a jazz scholarship and played in the University Symphony Orchestra. And as an accomplished blues musician, he also had the honor of backing icons like Bo Diddley and Joe Houston.