Chris Loken began his study of music from a young age on both piano and violin, and found a love of Irish music through the band, Evergreeen, during his high school years. Stints at Duquesne University and Berklee college of music rounded out Chris’ formal training, bringing a wide variety of styles to his playing. Chris Loken’s fiddle playing can be heard all over Los Angeles, from local Irish sessions in local bars, to the Ford Amphitheater. He is a founding member of the bands ‘Waking Kate’, and ‘The Brilliant Gypsies’, and sits in with many others. Chris will be joining Slugger O’Toole on stage at Thousand Oaks in An Irish Hooley on March 8th, 2014.