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SONGS OF FREEDOM-Chris Cruz carries on the Folk Tradition
Steve Donofrio        October 4, 2019
For well more than a decade, Chris Cruz has made a living playing his acoustic guitar and hosting events such as open-mic nights in wine bars, restaurants and other unsuspecting establishments. He’s also released a substantial amount of original material. But the songwriter and rebel at heart quickly learned that being based in Orange County meant that not all of his audiences would take kindly to his modern folk-protest songs.   Read more…

AM Radio

In this episode of AM Radio on KX93.5 (where the AM stands for Americana Music), we welcome OC musician Chris Cruz, and Rae Shirer (backup vocalist extraordinaire) for some conversation, music from Chris’ forthcoming album, and live performances as well! Enjoy …



OC Weekly

I LIKE THE RED I LIKE THE BLUE Chris Cruz’s Political Song about 
Baseball hit’s home at your local bar
Nate Jackson      September 7, 2018
We’re never really prepared to hear a new song that makes our lives feel a lot easier, or at least a little less complex. Sometimes it’s a tune we hear on the radio, or maybe it’s an acoustic jam being strummed at the back of your local bar that sounds like goofy little ditty about baseball. Then again, if you really believe the slogan “Baseball is Life” then you should probably put your drink down and listen a little closer while folk singer Chris Cruz is on stage.  Read More


Orange County Register:

HARD-ROCKING CHRIS CRUZ Reveals his Softer Side
Robert Kinsler
“In My Heart” sparkles. Although there is a simplicity to the recordings, the melodies and Cruz’s affecting delivery of the songs shine across the CD. Echoes of the Beatles, Buddy Holly, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison come to mind listening to gems such as “I’m In Love With a Girl,” “When You Look at Me,” “Blame it on Love” and “The Other Side.”   Read More

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