"This album is a deep meditation steeped in hope and vision, with the intent of bringing a sense of calm and connection to listeners."
Chris Haugen is a staple in the San Francisco music scene, having performed and published music with Phil Lesh, Ken Kesey, and Sean Penn. He has also published 50 commissioned songs on the YouTube Audio Library. Chris' music draws deeply on his 30 year yoga practice, and surfing in Northern California. His personal highlight is having performed with surf legend and yogi Gerry Lopez. Chris plays several stringed instruments, and is best known for slide guitar. His new release "First Light" comes out June 5. Although originally intended as a surfing reference, when you wait on the beach for enough light to paddle out, the idea of darkness turning to light has taken on new meaning with the changes in our world.
Chris Haugen - First Light. You really can't ask for more / Mainly Piano
First Light begins with the title track, a piece that reflects the stillness and peace of a brand new day. The "official" video for this piece is visually stunning and illustrates the music beautifully. "Waves" reflects on the ocean at its most serene with a lazy surf and beams of light dancing on the water. More ambient than melodic, it's almost as relaxing as a walk on the beach. "Peaceful Dream" is al...
Chris Haugen's 'First Light' is a magical album / Steve Sheppard Music Reviews
I fell in love with the work of Chris Haugen back in 2015 when he released the album Falling Water, Shimmering Strings, and still to this day I feature it heavily on my personal musical playlists of choice. Now Chris is back with a brand new offering entitled First Light. For a coastal dweller like me, First Light is a magical time, fishing boats hit the sea, birds flock to gather for an early mornin...