Chris Canas

Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Piano, Cornet, Saxaphone, Drums

The man himself. Originally trained in his middle school’s marching band on the cornet, Chris then attended the Ann Arbor School of Performing Arts in the Jazz performance group. He fell in love with guitar and began playing daily. Chris writes, arranges and performs all of his music. He wants to take the blues to the younger generation and keep it alive for veteran fans. His dream is for everyone to love the blues as much as he does.

Gear: Les Paul Custom Pro, LP Custom Pro Limited Edition, Fender Twin

Angela Cottingham

Vocals, Percussion, Drums

The multitasker. Angie started off with the promotional duties and also played the keys on occasion. She now adds the background vocals and percussion with a well versed knowledge of R&B, Funk, Motown, Jazz, and Blues. She likes to think of herself as the party starter. 

Gear: Rythym Tech Tambourine, Djembe, Vocals

Chris Nordman

Piano, Organ, Vocals

Chris Nordman, joined the band in 2014. His father, Chuck Nordman, was a school music teacher, and also taught private lessons on piano, trumpet, and other instruments. Chris started bugging his dad to teach him at an early age. By Age 6, Chris was playing piano at church and school recitals and talent shows. He found a second love in string instruments, and became an accomplished cellist, playing in several area symphony orchestras, chamber music groups, and in the World Youth Symphony at Interlochen, becoming 1st chair, and playing with Van Cliburn, and under Howard Hanson and other great artists and conductors. Chris has experience with numerous choirs and choral groups, arranging for accomplished artists and bands.

Gear: Hammond Organ, Yamaha Keyboard, Leslie Amp

Derek Washington

Bass, Vocals

The very foundation of the band. Derek is the newest addition to the Chris Canas Band . He brings an expertise and passion for  Blues, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, and Motown that can only be found in a musician that grew up loving music. He is truly a magnificent addition to our musical family and an integral part of our diversified style. He is also the inventor of DC's LED's and is showcasing his invention at NAMM 2018

Gear: Smith 5 string Bass, EBS Neo Gorm 2x10

Marc Anthony Guillory


The pulse of the band. Marc has an extensive background in music, as well as a remarkable repertoire of rythyms up his sleeve. He slings them whenever he can and is truly a remarkable musician and a key part of the dynamics for the Chris Canas Band

Gear: Coming Soon

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Milford, Michigan

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