A singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, based in Byron Bay, Northern New South Wales
Chris Aronsten plays guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and spoons .There is no shortage of energy in his solo performance.
A typical concert includes original songs and selected covers from his extensive Folk and Blues repertoire, played on the various instruments.
He blends the songs with fiddle tunes, American-style bluegrass flat-picking on guitar, and instrumentals on mandolin.
Chris has appeared at the Warwick Folk Festival and the Broadstairs Folk Week in Kent in the U.K., and back in Australia at the Maldon Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Aronsten did two Australian tours with Maddy Prior and has supported Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, Bert Jansch, Christy Moore, Seamus Begley and Jim Murray, Lunasa and Fairport Convention.
His album “The Road to Ballyvaughn” received a glowing 4 star review in the Sydney morning Herald from respected folk music writer Bruce Elder.This CD and his previous album “Venus and the Sun” are available at