Chris Good is an Ann Arbor, MI based singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, activist, and organic vegetable farmer. Drawing inspiration from a diversity of musical traditions, Good mixes an eclectic sound full of positivity and spirit-filled energy with poignant, humorous and engaging lyrics.
Recent years have seen Chris launch the new project, Friends with the Weather, with longtime collaborators Seth Hendricks and David Hupp. Friends with the Weather released it's debut album in Fall 2016 as part of the Earthwork Music Collective. Chris also occasionally performs as a solo artist as well as with his ever rotating cast of Ann Arbor based bandmates under the name Chris Good & The Sweet Insurrection.
A longtime community organizer and activist, Chris is part of the team that launched the Michigan-based nonprofit organization Title Track on Earth Day 2019, who's mission is engaging creative practice to build resilient social-ecological systems that support clean water, racial equity, and youth empowerment. Chris serves as communications director for Title Track and its program the Clean Water Campaign for MI.
In fall 2012, Chris celebrated the release of his debut solo album, Beautiful, which features an all-star band of many of Michigan's finest musicians including members of the Macpodz and Ragbirds as well as indie luminaries Theo Katzman and Matt Jones. The album also features some of his bandmates from Mutual Kumquat, his soul-folk-pop band of 18 years, which released 6 self-produced albums and performed across the country culminating in a July 2018 finale concert.
In late 2013 he celebrated the release of "Buy Local," a community supported single & music video project that he spearheaded and is a collaboration of 14 Ann Arbor area musicians and more than 40 local businesses & organizations. The project gained both local, regional and national buzz from media and organizations involved in the 'Buy Local' movement.
Good kicked off 2015 with the music video release of "For the Ancestors." A longtime favorite song, the video features footage from a concert at Song & Story Festival 2013 as well as many images contributed by friends and fans honoring their ancestors. In March 2015, Chris released the music video for his song, "Beautiful," featuring a live performance from The Sweet Insurrection in a kale bed, dynamic animation and artwork from Grace Rother & Chelsea Jordan, as well as many images of local residents celebrating the message of the song..."you can be anything. you can love anyone. you are beautiful!"
Chris is also the co-writer (along with his longtime writing partner Seth Hendricks) of the song "Was it You." The song, which was recorded by the Boston-based new-acoustic/bluegrass group Joy Kills Sorrow on their 2013 EP Wide Awake, has garnered critical praise and was included on NPR Music and Folk Alley's best songs of 2013 lists.