Chris Stamey

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Chris Stamey
Born December 6, 1954 (1954-12-06) (age 62)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, vocals
Labels Yep Roc Records[1]
Associated acts The dB's

Christopher Charles "Chris" Stamey (born December 6, 1954 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. After a brief time playing with Alex Chilton, as well as Mitch Easter under the name Sneakers, Stamey formed The dB's with Peter Holsapple.


In 1977, Stamey founded the independent New York City record label, Car Records, which released the 1978 Chris Bell single with the tracks, "I Am The Cosmos/You And Your Sister".[2]

Stamey recorded and released two critically acclaimed albums with The dB's, Stands for Decibels (1981) and Repercussion (1982), before leaving the band to pursue a solo career.[3]

In 1991, Stamey and Holsapple reunited to record the album entitled Mavericks.

In 1996, Stamey moved back to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and opened the recording studio, Modern Recording, with former dB's producer, Scott Litt. He has worked as a producer and sound engineer for various artists and recording projects including those by the alternative country group, Whiskeytown.

In 2004, Stamey released the album, Travels in the South, quickly followed by V.O.T.E. 2004, enlarged as 2005's A Question of Temperature featuring the group, Yo La Tengo, as the album's backing musicians.

In July 2009, Stamey and Holsapple released their second album as a duo entitled Here and Now which was promoted by a follow-up concert tour.[4]

In 2012, Stamey reunited with the dB's to complete Falling Off the Sky, their first new studio album in 25 years and their first in 30 years with the original 1978 line-up.

On February 5, 2013, Stamey released the solo album Lovesick Blues on Yep Roc Records.


  1. ^ "Chris Stamey". Retrieved 2015-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Producer / Mixer – Music Mixing and Recording at Modern Recording". Retrieved 2015-05-02. 
  3. ^ "Discography – Albums – The dB's Online". Retrieved 2015-05-02. 
  4. ^ Mark Deming (June 9, 2009). "Here and Now – Peter Holsapple,Chris Stamey | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-05-02.