HOMETOWN: San Mateo, Calif.
DAY JOB: Co-owner of Backroads Design, which manufactures products for the pet industry
PLAYS: Gibson ES 335 electric guitar
PLAYED WITH: Dispatch, 2006-present, Processor, 1981-96; SPAZ, 1977-80; S.O.B., 1975-76
MUSICAL PET PEEVE: "Image-driven music rather than music-driven image."
HANDPICKED CONCERT LINEUP: The Allman Brothers Band, Sweet Melissa; The Who, Baba O'Riley; Yes, Owner of a Lonely Heart; Pink Floyd, Welcome to the Machine; Peter Gabriel, Games Without Frontiers; Al Di Meola, Race with the Devil on Spanish Highway
HEAR CHRIS: He will perform with Dispatch at the Masters Barbecue Festival, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jaycee Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway N., Aiken.
ONLINE: Visit www.augustachronicle.com/applause to listen to a song from The Perpetual Change Featuring Dispatch and Friends.