December 6, 1954 (age 63)|
Chapel Hill, North Carolina U.S.
|Genres||Rock, power pop, jangle pop|
|Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments||Guitar, bass guitar, trumpet, vocals|
|Labels||Car Records, DB Records, A&M Records, New Rose Records, Yep Roc Records|
Christopher Charles "Chris" Stamey (born December 6, 1954) 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 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.
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, followed by Euphoria in 2015.