Christopher Paul Stelling is a songwriter based in Asheville, North Carolina.
Known for incendiary performances and his own blend of fingerpicked guitar, howled laments, and southern gothic lyrics, Stelling has toured the United States and Europe extensively.
After self-releasing the albums ‘Songs of Praise and Scorn’ (2012), and ‘False Cities’ (2013), Stelling released ‘Labor Against Waste’ (2015), and ‘Itinerant Arias’ (2017) on the Anti-Records label.
He has been featured on NPR's Tiny Desk series, performed on CBS This Morning, and is a frequent performer at the Newport Folk Festival.
His next album is slated for release in February of 2020.
When not playing guitar he can be found walking his fierce hound, Ida Mae.
"The richly layered storytelling of John Prine, the croon-to-howl hybrid vocal of Tom Waits and Glen Hansard, and an intricately finger-picked guitar style that lands somewhere between Lead Belly and Lindsey Buckingham"
- Rolling Stone
"He's a singer with the spirit of Woody Guthrie both deep within and showing on his sleeve." - Bob Boilen // NPR Music