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Chris Funk

Last mentioned in Cedar Rapids : IA : USA
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Chris Funk's Biography

Christopher Lyman Funk is a multi-instrumentalist and member of the Portland, Oregon, indie rock band The Decemberists. He is originally from Valparaiso, Indiana where he worked at Front Porch Music which inspired his love of American Folk Music. He plays guitar, pedal steel, piano, violin, dobro, hurdy gurdy, mandolin, saxophone, the theremin and many other instruments. Funk joined the band after attendance at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After the trailer with all their equipment and merchandise was stolen in 2005, Funk wrote "This Machine Kills Thieves" on his banjo, in reference to Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie.

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Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, John Moen, Scott McCaughey, Chris Funk, John Wesley Harding, Peter Buck
Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, John Moen, Scott McCaughey, Chris Funk, John Wesley Harding, Peter Buck
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Chris Funk News Stories

  • Seeger tribute at Newport honors traditional folk

      News Source: Associated Press | 6 days ago
    There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger...This year's top acts include Jack White, Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples. In a hearkening back to its roots, and in tribute to Seeger, the festival is
  • Bay Area schools suspend fewer students

      News Source: West San Jose Resident | 6 months ago
    Statewide, the number of suspensions fell 14 percent, to 609,471. In several Bay Area districts that have focused on alternative disciplinary approaches, the numbers dipped even more sharply...The Newark, Pleasanton, San Leandro and Jefferson High
  • 15 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Colbert Report'

      News Source: Popeater | 9 months ago
    As part of the 2013 New York Comedy Festival, Stephen Colbert and 17 members of his writing and production staff offered a rare look behind the scenes of "The Colbert Report."...And it's a grueling process. "We're all going to die young," Colbert

Chris Funk Blogs

  • To Sell Books Nowadays, You've Gotta Rock | Mother Jones

      Blog Source: | 11 months ago
    Mooallem reads and Black Prairie scores the reading, resulting in what Mooallem and Black Prairie cofounder/dobro player Chris Funk describe as a mashup of radio, opera, musical, and rock and roll show. Wild Ones (the book) unpacks our ...
  • Yelp Community Blog: Yelp Miami Pours It On: Battle I

      Blog Source: | 11 months ago
    9716120151_b7d99c9382_b 9716167179_218351b38d_b 9716173161_f98d4200cd_b 9716225763_cf9ed97f5b_b. Chris Funk from the Florida Cookery started the Battle off with his pineapple, lime and agave masterpiece, The Venetian.
  • Red Fang: Premiere First Single of Upcoming Album 'Whales ...

      Blog Source: | 11 months ago
    For Whales and Leeches, the band worked with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on the group's last album Murder the Mountains (April 2011) ...

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