6 String Ranch is fortunate to have one of Austin’s best up-and- coming musicians and
producers on staff. A great listener and creative contributor, Kris Wade brings a mix of
traditional sounds and new ideas to each project.
Kris is an outstanding bassist who has shared the stage with many of Austin’s premier musicians.
A winner of three Austin Music Awards and an Official State of Texas Music Representative to China,
Kris has built an impressive resumé in the Live Music Capital of the World.
Kris has performed with Austin guitar greats Redd Volkeart, Bill Kirchen, Cindy
Cashdollar, Erik Hokkanen and legendary instrumentalists Johnny Gimble and Danny
Levin. He has also been a member of the Marshall Ford Swing Band, the Jitterbug Vipers,
Ghosts Along the Brazos and The Hot Nut Riveters.
Kris was a member of the teaching staff at the 2014 Folk Alliance International
Conference and Music Camp where he worked alongside countless world class music
As a songwriter, Kris has had the honor of having his tunes sung by Emily Gimble, Guy
Forsyth, Asleep at the Wheel's Katie Shore, Sarah Sharp and Ann Wade. His songs
have been featured on the popular TV shows “The Good Wife”, “Grandfathered” and
For more info about Kris and his music