Christopher the Conquered and his piano have traveled North America and Europe for over 10 years, sharing his self-proclaimed "Interstellar Soul" with anyone who will listen.
His 2016 album I'm Giving Up On Rock & Roll has received over 500,000 listens online and has garnered positive reviews, with the songwriter Ryan Adams proclaiming it "crazy and incredible" and Alternative Press labeling it a "raw, emotional" record. ABC News declares his music "compelling, interesting, and funny".
Christopher developed his songwriting while growing up in Iowa, but he now calls Colorado home. He has spent time on stage supporting a wide array of magnificent artists, including Leon Russell, Andrew Bird, Sturgill Simpson, The Mountain Goats, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Julien Baker.
In between panel appearances with the likes of Philip Glass, writing for Smithsonian Folkways Magazine, and multiple features in Billboard, Christopher continues to hone his songwriting daily, working toward a simple language that communicates elemental human emotions as only music can. His musical heroes are Nina Simone, Randy Newman, and Jonathan Richman.
If you've never heard the songs of Christopher the Conquered, then take the advice of Paste Magazine and "Listen now."