Chris Sharp

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Chris Sharp
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Birth nameLarry Christopher Sharp
Born (1973-07-17) July 17, 1973 (age 45)
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
MediumMusician, television, film
Years active1988–present
GenresCountry, folk, Bluegrass, Americana
Sachie K Sharp
(m. 2003)

Chris Sharp (born 1973 in Asheville, North Carolina, United States) is an American singer and musician who participated in the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of O Brother, Where Art Thou.[1]

Around age 11, Sharp took up the fiddle and banjo. As a teenager he met George Buckner and joined his band, The Tarheel Bluegrass Boys, and in 1995 moved to Nashville with Buckner and Kevin Sluder. After two years, Sharp returned to North Carolina where he started a band called the Tipton Hill Boys. In 1997, Sharp landed a job touring with John Hartford[2] and played guitar in the manner of Lester Flatt on the O Brother Where Art Thou? and Down from the Mountain projects. In 2001, after Hartford died, Sharp moved back to North Carolina[3] and recorded three more CDs. In 2010, Chris produced and performed on the Grammy Nominated recording by the John Hartford String Band Memories of John.


  • Chris Sharp - Good Fa'Air Side - producer, guitar, vocals (special guests include John Hartford and Earl Scruggs)[4]
  • The John Hartford Stringband - Good Old Boys - guitar, vocals (Rounder Records)[5]
  • A Tribute to John Hartford - Live from Mountain Stage guitar (Blue Plate)[6]
  • O Brother Where Art Thou? - guitar, mandolin (soundtrack for the film)[7]
  • Down From the Mountain - guitar(film and soundtrack)
  • Josh Graves - Memories of Foggy Mountain - guitar (OMS Records)[8]
  • Kenny Baker - Spider Bit The Baby - guitar (OMS Records)[9]
  • The John Hartford Stringband - Hamilton Ironworks - guitar(Rounder Records)[10]
  • The Tipton Hill Boys - Lucky - producer, guitar, vocals -(with George Buckner and Kevin Sluder; Red Clay Records)
  • Chris Sharp and David Long - One Hand On The Radio - producer, guitar, vocals (independent release)[11]
  • Chris Sharp - Working It Out - producer, guitar, vocals (Red Clay Records)
  • The Tipton Hill Boys - Songs We Like - producer, guitar, vocals (with George Buckner and Kevin Sluder; Red Clay Records)
  • The John Hartford Stringband - Memories of John - producer, guitar, vocals [12]


  1. ^ [1] Archived September 8, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Sharp, Chris (2005-07-14). "Chris Sharp". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Johnson City, TN. p. 25. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
  3. ^ Ferris, Jedd (2002-11-27). "From the big stage to back home". Mountain Express. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
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