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Authentic. Soulful. Virtuosic.

Called “a fascinating pan-cultural aesthetic” by Performing Arts Review, the exciting blend of flamenco motifs, Balkan folk music, classical composition and improvisation is Chris Fossek’s signature style.


“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

― Molière

Open Window Serenades

During this time of social distancing as well as a constant stream of concerning news, I know I am not alone in saying that simple uplifting moments from “times before” are more precious than ever.
Music can help!
Especially in its purest form, live music.

I am inspired and excited to offer “Open Window Serenades.” The concept is simple: I will come set up outside your home at a safe distance with my portable sound system, and anyone inside can open a window or sit on the patio with a glass of wine or a cup of tea while I serenade you for a half hour or 45 minutes. You could include friends through a chat group if you wish. And if there are neighbors close by, they can open their windows too… we can all get a taste of the old “Happy Hour” normal for a moment and I could get that feeling of giving something meaningful to people, which is a connection I really miss these days.

Also, why not gift a serenade to a friend or loved one to help lift their spirits too?

Please feel free to call or email me to set up a time and place.


(805) 455-1005  |

Important note! I want to be sure everyone knows that I will play for you even if it’s just you! This is not about encouraging people to get together. It’s about sharing the unique joy music can bring despite the challenges at present.

Santa Barbara Film Festival

AMAZING GRACE (DOCUMENTARY, 2020, 55min) Grace Fisher was an active musician and dancer until a rare spine disease almost derailed her budding career. In this new award winning documentary we see grief transformed into gratitude and tragedy turned into opportunity.

In a touching scene, Chris plays one a Grace’s favorite guitars for her. They share a moment together as two musicians who love everything about guitars, from the unique characteristics each one possesses to the sweet smell of the woods from which they are made.

Santa Barbara Film Festival

FROM WATER TO WIND (SHORT FILM, 2019, USA. 3 min) is a visual poem and music film that reminds us of the importance of living in the present and being more conscious of the current environment that surrounds those of us who live in Santa Barbara. With the backdrop of the breathtaking Riviera landscape along with the soundtrack of Chris Fossek’s intricate guitar musings, this short film focuses on the beautiful simplicities in life we should all slow down and realize more often.


Life is not about holding on to things but rather letting go and giving. This could not be more true when it comes to music. Music not only demands that we let go and give all we have to give to the moment, it honors the listeners as well as the collaborators and is thus a celebration of life itself.
– Chris Fossek

The only time you truly own something is the moment you give it away.
– Roman Bosco

Upcoming Performances

Live public performances are all on hold at the moment.
However, I am still offering private concerts for groups in safe sizes at safe locations.
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