Chris Tripolino

Spark authentic expression. Force creativity when needed.


Kickstarter Project

So did I tell you about this crazy project I have planned?

It turns out that I’m not super good at the whole consistent communication and marketing when it comes to promoting myself and my art.  Shocker.  In short, what’s going down is that I’m scrambling to get an album finished to have as proof that we can pull off this crazy project:

  • 9 albums of interconnected stuff
  • Full-length.  None of this wanny EP stuff
  • Think concept albums.  Well, maybe not, depending on what that makes you think of.
  • Think bullet points.  That’s how I talk.

The first album is almost finished.  It’s a sort of meandering though the world of Gospel and Bluegrass. All of these songs were inspired by the Psalms.  Those are the songy things in the Bible.  They’re good.  You should check them out.

I promise I will try to tell you more about this project before I just try to launch it.  I’m really hoping that it can be something that pushes us in very different directions in terms of expression and we can really try out some stuff and make some great art doing it!



Beard Blog

I couldn’t just leave well enough alone.  I think approximately 40% of you listen to my music primarily because you’re curious about what will be going on with my beardsculpting at any given moment.  If you are among that very scientifically analyzed statistic, this blog is for you.  Please keep listening to my music though, even if you get your information about my facial hair elsewhere.

Beard Topiary Blog

It’s a beardiful thing.


Welcome Home!

Made it safe and sound to our new place in Minneapolis!  At some point I’m going to have to tell you all the whole story.  It’s pretty crazy!  We’ve received the most “Minnesota Nice” welcome we could have ever hoped for – everyone at Jacob’s Well had mustaches for my first day leading and had compiled all of their best tips for the Twin Cities!  And people keep bringing us food too!

I’ve started a blog for the worshiping community so if you’re curious about what’s going on with that piece of my life, feel free to pop in!

Enough about me…how are you doing?



Well, winter’s coming. Let’s move to Minnesota!

Sadly, I can’t say the whole band is moving to Minnesota.  Don’t worry.  The band’s not breaking up.  It’s not like we’re playing out a crazy crap-ton anyway… mer.  We’re still in the thick of recording so that guarantees a bit of together time.  And with Jesse all up and married, we thought we’d switch it up a bit and he’d move to Illinois and I’d move to Minnesota because we really need to have some kind of Minnesota presence.  This way we can expand a bit and truly be a “Midwest” band.  Pretty soon, we’ll have Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois covered.  That pretty good.

Seriously, though, our family is packing up the family and moving to the Twin Cities!  We’ll be minutes away from downtown Minneapolis.  I’m excited for all of the great opportunities (and the great music that goes on in that fine city), but you can probably understand this comes with some sadness too.

The times, they are a’changin!

Anywho, the impetus for this move is that I took a job with a super cool little community called Jacob’s Well leading all of the sorts of music and worshipy things they need to be led in.  Check ‘em out at !

Thanks for your support and don’t worry, Iowa.  I won’t be a stranger!



Playing with The OK Factor

We loved sharing the stage with our friends, The OK Factor!  Be sure to check out their stuff!  Always inspiring!


See Chris and the Band at Wartburg Malaria Benefit Concert

Join us on March 16 at Wartburg for the Malaria Benefit concert.
Tickets are $6.50 at the door and proceeds go to the ELCA Malaria Campaign.

Chris will be on stage at 9:15.

6:30 pm, Levick Arena, Wartburg College
Waverly, IA