"From the heart of the prairies emerges master of the accordion Chris Messytone. Creating a strong balanced sound and hot blazing musical stew, he can take you to another dimension.
From ethnopop to Celtic, Cajun, rock, world, modern international European folk, and zydeco, close your eyes and be transported around the world. Tap your toes as Chris rocks the accordion, then let him draw you into a calmness through his hypnotic tunes.
According to Vancouver’s Georgia Strait, Chris is the "Ashley MacIsaac of the accordion." If that is not enough, let him astound you with his unique ability to give you a new musical experience in playing the accordion and keyboard simultaneously, adding unique textures and depth to his sound.
With original songs and instrumentals emanating from ethnic and world influences, Chris has the ability to rock the accordion and tailor his performance to captivate all kinds of audiences and styles of music, whether it’s familiar tunes or his creative innovations. Chris is a brilliant composer, a singer with a gravelly raspy voice, a songwriter that touches people’s lives, and part of the group The Messytones."
His latest musical project is a collaboration with Manitoba Metis artist Suzanne Bird. The up-and-coming duo have called themselves 'Soulful Cats.'
“Chris Messytone has taken the accordion to a new dimension. A stew brew of styles you never know what to expect.”
Hot Blizzard Folk Festival
Chris Messytone and special guest Suzanne Bird will be joined by The Perpetrators and Leaf Rapids at the 2017 festival! At 5:00 pm, these talented Manitoban acts will collaborate on stage for the first time during the hour-long musician workshop, High Gravity Stew Brew. This will be show you won't want to miss! Fest begins at 1:00pm, doors open at 12:30.
Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival
I'll also be playing Whoop & Hollar Folk Fest this August!
Only 45 minutes from Winnipeg, a magical experience awaits. Situated on a beautiful rural property located 10 minutes southeast of downtown Portage la Prairie, the evening-long Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival will be returning for its fourth year this August! Be prepared for some whooping and hollering as you savor phenomenal music from an amazing lineup of local talent! Dance, sing, walk "The Cottonwood Trail," enjoy the labyrinth garden, participate in the midnight jam sessions around the bonfire, and camp out beneath the stars with other folkies!
Chris Messytone will be providing some of the Manitoba Marathon's official course entertainment on Sunday, June 19, during the morning hours of the event. He will entertain both spectators and marathon participants around the 6-mile point of the journey, at the intersection of St. Vital and River roads.
St. Patrick's Day Rocker - feat. Chris Messytone, Ozconscious, BB-Gun, and DJ Ackack
Come on down to The Pyramid in downtown Winnipeg to check out some fantastic local acts, all the while celebrating the Irish spirit with some fun, dancing, and cheap drinks! Students are free until 10:30 pm. Visit www.pyramid7.com for more details!
***PS. Chris Messytone plays at 9:45 pm!
Hot Blizzard Folk Festival
I'll be playing at Hot Blizzard Folk Fest this winter!
In February, Portage's fourth annual winter folk festival will be returning to the historic Trinity United Church situated in downtown Portage la Prairie. Experience the amazing acoustics and ambient atmosphere of the venue, and warm your body, mind, and soul while listening and dancing to a wide array of musical styles! Melt the Winter Blues!
Helen White + Chris Messytone
Meld the music of two local singer-songwriters - Helen White's catchy jazz/pop and Chris Messytone's ethnic pop/rock - and what emerges is “pop with an ethnic twist.” Portage la Prairie Folk Festival Association will be sure to give you a "folk fest spirit" filled evening at The Glesby as a prelude to the Hot Blizzard Folk Festival!
Join the fun on Saturday, January 16th at 7:30 pm, as The Glesby Theatre is transformed into a Winnipeg-style social club featuring long tables, a bar, snacks, and dance floor! You’ll want to get your advance tickets for the first-ever shindig of its kind in Portage la Prairie, by visiting the William Glesby Centre's website.