Chris Pierce gained national prominence with his hit song, “We Can Always Come Back to This”, when it aired on three episodes of the NBC series This is Us. From there, the song went on to take the number one spot on the Billboard Blues Chart. Pierce has headlined international tours and performed with B.B. King, Seal, Al Green, Allison Russell, Colbie Caillat, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Jill Scott, Keb’Mo, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Aaron Neville. His recent album, American Silence, garnered critical acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, No Depression, SiriusXM, The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and Acoustic Guitar. PopMatters named American Silence the #1 Best Folk Album of 2021.
Pierce’s 2022 highlights included a solo concert at The Kennedy Center, a duet with Sara Bareilles, a Super Bowl commercial with Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, a sold-out Troubadour show with Allison Russell, and interviews with live performances on both NPR’s World Café and Mountain Stage.
At a young age, Pierce developed a rare hearing disorder called Otosclerosis which led to the loss of hearing in one ear and partial deafness in the other – a setback that would deter many people from becoming a musician. Instead, Pierce’s diagnosis fueled his passion and determination, forcing him to re-learn almost everything he had known prior to developing his condition. To him, music was — and still is — an unconditional companion.
In addition to his solo career, Chris Pierce is a frequent radio co/host on SIRIUS XM’s Prisms: The Sound of Color. He performs in Americana/Folk/Soul sensation War & Pierce (with musician Sunny War) and the Americana/Roots band Leon Creek, as well as making frequent appearances with the Black Opry Revue. Pierce is slated to release a full band studio album recorded at legendary Sunset Sound this summer (2023) with the first Americana/Roots/Blues single “45 Jukebox” out now.