Chris BadNews Barnes – BadNews Travels Fast


Chris BadNews Barnes - BadNews Travels Fast

Chris BadNews Barnes – BadNews Travels Fast
Format: CD
Label: Gulf Coast Records
Release: 2024

Release date: April 26, 2024

Gulf Coast Records announces the signing of Nashville-based blues/rock singer Chris BadNews Barnes and the April 26th release date for his label debut album, ‘BadNews Travels Fast’

​BadNews Travels Fast was produced by multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge, who also played drums on the sessions and co-wrote all of the songs on the new disc with Barnes. Joining in the recording fun was an “A-List” of Nashville musicians, along with such special guests as singers Jimmy Hall and Sugaray Rayford and guitarist Walter Trout.

“I have been a fan of Chris Barnes for years,” said Gulf Coast label head Mike Zito in announcing the signing. “He is obviously very well known for his comedic acting and writing from ‘SNL’ to ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ appearances. I took real notice of Chris a few years back when we played together at The Big Blues Bender. Chris is a sincere singer/songwriter with a style all his own. His stage presence is nothing short of exuberant. Gulf Coast Records is proud to have Chris Barnes join our family in 2024!”

“I’m honored to have found a home for my original songs with fellow artists who are also true friends,” stated Chris BadNews Barnes. “Gulf Coast has built a Castle for today’s cutting-edge Blues Artist and I’m grateful to be inside The Gates. Mike and Gulf Coast…I Offer You My Sword, Now let’s Go Slay Some Dragons!

“This is my fifth album and the second produced by Grammy Award-Winning Tom Hambridge,” added Barnes. “Walter Trout, Jimmy Hall, and Sugaray Rayford have all lent their talents for this impassioned and personal Contemporary Blues Album. “


01. BadNews Travels Fast – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
02. True Blues – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
03. You Right Baby – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
04. A Bluesman Can’t Cry – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
05. The Juice Ain’t Worth The Squeeze – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
06. BluesBaller Baby – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
07. His Majesty The Baby – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
08. Skin To Skin – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
09. Ambushed By The Blues – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge, Richard Fleming
10. Do The Houdini – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge
11. Mushrooms Make Me a Fun Guy – Chris Barnes, Tom Hambridge

Chris BadNews Barnes – Lead Vocals
Tom Hambridge – Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Kenny Greenberg – Guitars
Tommy MacDonald – Bass
Mike Rojas – Keyboards
Max Abrams – Saxophone
Steve Patrick – Trumpet
Tabitha Fair – Background Vocals

Featured Artists
Jimmy Hall – Harmonica (tracks 1 & 4)
Sugaray Rayford – Vocals (track 3)
Walter Trout – Guitar (track 2)