The Belltower (Chris Bell) plays American roots music, where jazz, soul and R&B all come together. “It’s all blues,” says Chris when commenting on his music or his biggest influences. From Lou Rawls to Dr. John, Grant Green and B.B. King, from Ray Charles to the Funk Brothers. They are all masters of innovation as much as they are a part of the classic blues tradition. The Belltower is part of that tradition and he approaches performance like a storyteller, building on a style that’s been around a while.