Chris Ethridge

His name appears on seminal sides that continue to have a profound impact on Americana. The late John Christopher “Chris” Ethridge  honed his craft whilst toiling in the rhythm and blues clubs of his native Meridian, Mississippi. Among the gems in his canon include:  Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969); Dave Mason – Alone Together (1970); Rita Coolidge (1971); Graham Nash – Songs for Beginners (1971); Bill Withers – Just As I Am (1971); Gene Clark – White Light (1971); Randy Newman – Sail Away (1972);  Graham Nash & David Crosby (1972); Mike Bloomfield, Dr.John, John Hammond – Triumvirate (1973); Gram Parsons – GP (1973); Roger McGuinn (1973); Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like a Wheel (1974); Maria Muldaur (1974); Ry Cooder – Chicken Skin Music (1976);  among scores of others including Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Grace Slick & Paul Kantner, Nancy Sinatra, Leon Russell, and a little-known all-star collective known as L.A. Getaway featuring guitarist Joel Scott Hill and drummer John Barbata which waxed one hot burrito of a self-titled platter in 1971  that, unfortunately, sank into obscurity.