Chris Beland is a singer/songwriter who has recently returned to the Central Coast after eight years in Bend, Oregon. His music nods stylistically to folk gods Paul Simon and Bob Dylan as well as contemporary artists Vance Joy and Josh Ritter. Beland’s soulful silk vocals flesh out his subtly profound lyrics of love, humanity, and humility. As a solo act, he accompanies his words with the seasoned strum of an acoustic guitar, the haunted twang of a harmonica, and the steady heartbeat of his kick drum. Chris Beland’s performance unifies audiences of any variety with the captivating simplicity in which his music portrays the beauty of life, love, and the pain and joy that go hand-in-hand with the human experience.