Chris "CG" Gadson

Chris "CG" Gadson

Chris began playing drums when he was only 3 years old. Raised in Killeen, TX, he had the privilege to watch & learn from some of the best drummers in the Central Texas area, such as Eddie Santos, Brent Williams, Tim Britt & Dave Chipman. Chris began playing in church at age 5 and continues to use his gift of music for the glory of God.

As a freshman, Chris earned a starting spot on the high school drum line, playing the quints.

Chris relocated to Albuquerque, NM in 2007. In 2008, Chris competed & won "Best Instrumental Performance" at the USAF World Wide Talent Competition. As a result, he was selected as the drummer for the Air Force's premiere entertainment group, Tops In Blue & proceeded on a 9 month tour, performing over 120 shows in 20 countries.

In the summer of 2011, Chris produced his first annual musicians clinic series, "Muzik Iz Me", which featured himself alongside the great Calvin Rodgers.

Chris' musical diversity has spanned many genres over the years. He has played with numerous artists, to include: The Seed of Abraham, Leatherhand, Tops In Blue, Mario Coleman & Latter Praise, Phocus, Michael Bryant, Josef Scott & many more.

In present time, you can find Chris holding it down with Dee Brown & Breakthrough (, Of The Essence ( and Sugar on Top (

Chris’ favorite drummers include Calvin Rodgers, Chris Dave, Chris Coleman & George McCurdy. He continues to draw knowledge from any & every musician he encounters.