Northern Virginia songwriter Chris Anderson, a life-long D.C. area suburbanite with family roots in the Delta, plays guitar, harmonica, mandola and on occasion, bass or percussion. Her evocative songs are delivered with fierce guitar leads, complex harmonica riffs, and a sense of fun a style of playing that is uniquely her own.
In addition to penning originals about love and the human condition, Chris protest songs articulate what many are thinking she has tackled oil spills, dysfunctional political leaders and propaganda, usually with poignancy or humor. Chris, a GRAMMY IN THE STREETS award-winner, is founding member and producer of the Harried Americans Roadshow, an Americana, Contemporary Folk & Roots variety show with original smarty-pants social reform songs, poetry and comedy.
The Harried Americans performance of Chris original Just Change The Boundary (The Gerrymander Song), is featured in a new PBS documentary, GerryRIGGED, Turning Democracy on Its Head, produced by The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021. The show has aired on public broadcasting stations throughout Virginia.