Rooted in Austin and currently based in Los Angeles, Chris Catalena is the true outlaw country-folk musician of his generation. Influenced by Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Young with the texture of Michael Hurley he has lived a life of struggle, genuine love and boundless hard work and growth. His new self-titled record is a collection of joyfully heartbreaking songs, due out November 1, 2019 via Spaceflight Records.
The album is announced with Austin’s NPR Station, KUTX who welcome Chris into their “Studio 1A” for LIVE session and premiere the video for lead single “Little Thread” today. “Little Thread” is a song inspired by the notion that building something beautiful, can start from something small. Catalena shares, “Never giving up hope of love, reminded me of my little grandma stitching her elaborate quilts, starting with the littlest stitch of the littlest thread.“ The video was created with fellow Austinites: illustrator Myles Fontaine Crosby and animator Casey Byars.