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Singer Chris Nash talks, and plays, some musical influences

Chris Nash is a Wilmington-based musician and singer.
Chris Nash is a Wilmington-based musician and singer.

This week, WHQR arts reporter Demia Avery interviewed Chris Nash — a Wilmington-based musician and singer. Nash spoke about his hardscrabble upbringing and how Motown classics underscore his take on country music. He also played excerpts from a few songs that have been meaningful to him.

*This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a Division for the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Listen to Demia Avery's full interview with Chris Nash

Bio for Chris Nash, from his website:

Chris Nash is a storyteller, pure and simple. Born in the Motor City, but raised in Tobacco Country, music was a necessary part of his childhood. Playing in several bands all throughout high school and well into college, his experiences spanned the entire spectrum of American popular music, yet his heart stayed true to the Country sounds of his youth. Just as America is the great melting pot, so is the music of Chris Nash. It is classic twang and a familiar chord, played and sung with a uniquely determined and confident voice. His songwriting is seasoned with vintage pop sensibilities, and reveals a surprising level of wisdom, gained by a hard-fought life. His authoritative stage presence is energetic and compelling. A born entertainer and showman, Chris also has a down-to-earth relatability and genuineness which wins him new fans at every show.

You can find links to listen to his new six-song EP, Chris Nash Goes Fast, here.

Demia has over 20 years of entertainment experience. She has worked in almost every facet of the entertainment industry, from radio promotions to talent coordinator, publicist, podcasting, and now to journalism.

In addition, Demia is co-founder of The Avery Agency, a SAG franchised talent agency located in Atlanta, GA, alongside her partner/sister, Gerra Avery.

Demia is the author of two motivational eBooks entitled, "The Roadblock is You," and"Meditations For the Right Now", as well as a twice being a nominee for the Delaware Black Awards and recently a Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Minority Excellence in Business Award nominee.

Lastly, Demia is CEO/Host of the local podcast Whatchu’Doin NC (formerly Whatchu Doin Wilmington).