CD Release Concert with Chris Vallillo and Special Guest Rocky Maffit

According to Chris Vallillo, there no such thing as too many guitars!  For years, he’s collected and restored old stringed instruments, some high quality, most quite inexpensive, but each with its own unique voice.  With The Last Day of Winter, Vallillo used this collection of voices to create a unique recording of original and Americana roots music on slide guitar. 

CD Release Concert with Chris Vallillo

Special Guest Rocky Maffit

Saturday, April 13 • 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. • Lewis Auditorium


Chris Vallillo is a nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, folk musician, and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award.  In 2008, his CD of music for Abraham Lincoln in Song,  reached #10 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album Chart.

Rocky Maffit is a world percussionist, singer/songwriter, author, and Grammy-nominee.  He is the author of Rhythm & Beauty: The Art of Percussion, and creator of three music CDs—Everytown, Sun and Shadow, and All the Lost Angels.

This concert is hosted by The Urbana Free Library, with generous support from JPE, Inc.; Tarrant Insurance Agency, Inc.; and Sara Tondini, Claymore Reality, Inc.