Both as a member of several bands (including The dB's, Sneakers, Rittenhouse Square and Little Diesel) and as a producer, label owner, frequent musical collaborator; Chris Stamey is a key figure in America's jangle-pop history and power-pop scenes.
Christopher Charles Stamey was born on December 6th, 1954 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. When he was nine, he showed early interest in recording technology, fooling around with a mono Sony reel-to-reel. He later picked up bass, cello, and guitar, the latter of which he played in several high school bands. He also learned the basics of recording at a basement four-track studio in Winston-Salem, with Mitch Easter and Peter Holsapple. Around 1971, the three formed a band, Rittenhouse... Read More