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1995 to present
Solo: Monday Night At Donn’s Depot
Piano, guitar and vocals

2020 to present
Live Streams
from MoonHouse Studio with Christine Albert

1996 to present
Albert and Gage
Vocals, guitars, keyboards and accordion

2008 to 2020
Jerry Jeff Walker Band
Lead guitar and vocals

1993 to 2000
Jimmie Dale Gilmore    
Lead guitar, keyboards and vocals

1992 to 1993
Opryland - Fiesta Texas
Bandleader, keyboards “Music Country Music”

1983 to 1991
Roy Clark / Hee Haw
Piano, fiddle, guitar and vocals

1974 to 1982
Red Willow Band
Lead vocals, songwriter, guitar, piano, lap steel

1973 to 1974
All Night Good Time Band
Lead vocals, electric guitar

Chris Gage, the Academy of Texas Music’s “Musician of the Year 2011” is no stranger to a tour bus, spending many years on the road with Red Willow Band, Roy Clark and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and until recently played lead guitar on tour with Jerry Jeff Walker in addition to his Albert and Gage shows. 

He's appeared on Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show (both Carson and Leno), The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Now, Texas Connection, Austin City Limits and over 100 appearances on Hee Haw.  Iconic venues he's played include The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Mountain Stage and The Fillmore West. 

He’s a 2 time member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an inductee into the SD Friends of Traditional Music Hall of Fame. 

Chris has been in the all-star house band on Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show for the last four years, and received 2 honorable mentions in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. 

Gage and wife/partner Christine Albert own MoonHouse Studio in south Austin, where the “Maestro” maintains a full schedule as an in-demand producer and studio musician, most recently co-producing Jerry Jeff Walker’s latest release “It’s About Time”. 

Since teaming up in 1996 the couple has each released a solo album plus having released six Albert and Gage albums on their own MoonHouse Records label, as well as their solo projects and releases by other artists.


From the Austin American Statesman
     December 2010:

Nobody puts Chris Gage in a box. Acoustic, electric, baritone, slide and lap steel guitar, mandolin, organ, piano and vocals — the studio ace has mastered them all. He's been a sideman to Jerry Jeff Walker, Roy Clark and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He's gigged in the Soviet Union and the Royal Albert Hall. He's played on the television programs of three "Tonight Show" hosts — Johnny Carson, Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien. 

And once a week, for roughly the past 15 years, he's sat down at a piano in the neighborhood joint Donn's Depot to play a mix of covers and originals, with special guests ranging from Troupe Gammage of local pop outfit Speak to Carrie Rodriguez to wife and musical partner Christine Albert. 

Though Gage shines all on his own, his voice crackling with just the right emotional intensity on a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," he also — ever the gentleman — heaps praise on everyone who comes by, from guest musicians to an older couple in the audience dancing the night away. And before he packs it in for the night, he takes a shot at "Linus and Lucy," Vince Guaraldi's famed piano theme to "Peanuts." "This is kind of my sobriety test at the end of the night," chuckles Gage. 

Perfect for: Music fans who pack the Cactus Café on a regular basis, who still buy CDs (or, better yet, records) and who like to keep mum when an artist is playing. In other words, people who go to listen to music to actually listen to music.

Mr. Gage has shared the stage with

Jerry Jeff Walker
Christine Albert
Red Willow Band
Lucinda Williams
Alejandro Escavado
Sheila E.
Jason Isbell
Nanci Griffith
Marcia Ball
Raoul Malo
Natalie Merchant
Jimmy Buffet
Emmylou Harris
Jeff Hanna
Pat Green
David Byrne
Peter Rowan
Elvis Costello
Glen Campbell
Bob Hope
Steve Earl
Rosanne Cash
John Leventhal
Ry Cooder
Neko Case
Brandi Carlisle
Bonnie Raitt
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Butch Hancock
Joe Ely
Guy Clark
David Bromberg
Brian Bowers
Tim O’Brien
Mickey Dolenz
Taj Mahal
Mavis Staples
Sarah Elizabeth Campbell
Jon Emery
The Green Cards
Larry Joe Taylor
Bruce Robison
Charlie Robison
Tracy Lynn
Chris Wall


Willie Nelson
Kris Kristofferson
Rodney Crowell
Chris Isaak
Roy Clark
Gatemouth Brown
Marty Stuart
Asleep at the Wheel
Eliza Gilkyson
Roger Miller
Hank Thompson
Floyd Cramer
Boots Randolph
Mindy Abair
Jimmy Dean
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Charlie McCoy
Lee Greenwood
Tanya Tucker
Loretta Lynn
Conway Twitty
Charley Pride
George Jones
Buck Owens
George “Goober” Lindsay
Kenny Rogers
Little Jimmie Dickens
Jack Green
Fiddlin’ Frenchie Burke
Grandpa Jones
Bill Kirchen
Johnny Gimbel
Tom Scott

And many many other fine artists...