Chris Buono makes music with a guitar and lots of pedals. As a leader Chris heads the genre-bending organ trio cB3 featuring Ben Stivers and Tobias Ralph. Chris is the founder and co-writer for the progressive math funk project RedRightReturn that includes Tippan Phasuk, Justin Stanton, Evan Marien and Alex Silvergold. Both cB3 and RedRightReturn are releasing debut albums in 2020.
As a sideman and/or guest soloist Chris Buono has performed and/or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Snarky Puppy, Bumblefoot, Karsh Kale, Graham Haynes, David Fiuczynski, Oz Noy, Keith Carlock, Rodney Holmes, Steve Jenkins, Tony Grey, Dave Martone, Sophia Ramos, Dopapod, Consider the Source, Kung Fu, JAZZ IS PHSH and many more.
As an educator Chris teaches guitarists from all over the world through various platforms. Currently Chris is a prolific TrueFire artist, a regular Guitar Player magazine contributor and Guitarinstructor.com video educator and an in-demand private instructor. Other platforms have been Berklee College of Music, Guitar One & Just Jazz Guitar magazines in addition to published works through Hal Leonard, Alfred and Course Technology. Chris Buono is responsible for over 40 TrueFire products including the celebrated Guitar Gym series, eight instructional books on guitar and music technology and over 50 guitar magazine articles.
Chris Buono uses guitars, pedals, accessories and software made by the wonderful people at Downes Guitars, Rick Toone, Vigier Guitars, Novax Guitars, Taylor Guitars, Mesa/Boogie, D’Addario, DiMarzio, Fusion Bags, SKB, Pigtronix, Source Audio, Amptweaker, TWA, Lehle, Graph Tech, Gruv Gear, Ableton, Reason Studios, Arobas Music and Neck Diagrams.