“ "[sounds] like a two handed orchestra" ”
Christian Howse is a young emerging artist from central Newfoundland. He has played on such stages as the Citadel House; Shaun Majumder's The Gathering; the Cape St. Mary’s Performance Series; and the Rotary Arts Center, Corner Brook. After signing a multi-year recording deal with Citadel House, Christian released his debut EP, Cardiac in November 2016. This was followed by the full length album, We Were, released this past October.
Christian’s music earned him a MusicNL nomination for 2017 Folk/Roots Artist of the Year.
Growing up listening to a wide range of music, Christian is a multi-instrumentalist, playing instruments including the banjo, accordion, mandolin, clarinet, and guitar. Influenced by the technical guitar work of Jon Gomm, and the raw, honest lyricism of artists such as Against Me! and the late Erik Petersen, Christian brings a powerful performance to the stage. Drawing from the genres of punk, folk, and math-rock, he has developed a unique brand of percussive finger style guitar.
With a passion for storytelling, and a love for telling it how it is, Christian illustrates a very raw and real depiction of the greatest fears, darkest feelings, and most beautiful revelations that we all come to feel, to some extent, throughout our lives. These songs are sure to leave you looking inward, seeing a bit of your hidden self in every word.