Born in Winnipeg and raised in the Interlake region of Manitoba, Chad took an interest in guitar at the age of twelve and was doing his first bar gig three years later. An emerging passion for blues, country, rock and all points in between eventually led to work as a sideman in a variety of musical situations, including a two-year stint touring western Canada with bands based out of Edmonton, Alberta.
Returning to Manitoba in 2002, Chad has continued to juggle his time on stage and in the studio with a full-time career in civil engineering. He hopes to never stop growing as a musician and refining his skills as a student of the instrument.
Ray says, “Even though I’ve only known Chad for about a year at the time of writing this, I can truly say that I have enjoyed getting to know this man. To say that Chad is an amazing guitar player is a huge understatement. But in addition to an incredible talent as a musician, he’s also a very nice guy, with a real twisted sense of humour. I’m very proud of the fact that we got to write a song together for this project, and I’m looking forward to doing more of that with him in the days ahead.”