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Kris Wott

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Joint Custody, Country Rockin' Rebels, The Moneymen

Influences

Ben Harper, Neil Young, Jonny Lang, Eric Clapton

Discography

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Before moving from Ohio to Ocean Beach in 2010, Wott self-taught himself guitar and song writing. He wrote his first song when he was 14 years old. During this time of adolescence, he learned about vocal harmonizing from Ryan Bair and his brother Frank Wott.

In OB, he became friends with fellow aspiring musicians like Michael Head of Country Rockin' Rebels. In 2012, Kris’ brother Andrew Wott moved to Ocean Beach, CA. and they formed Kris’ first band Joint Custody with Brandon Fetter and Erik Rauum.

Joint Custody performed at venues like Winston’s OB, Gallagher’s Pub, The Griffin, and the Ocean Beach Farmers Market before splitting in late 2013. He took the next year to practice his craft and graduate from San Diego City College with a Communications Degree. In 2013, Michael Head and Mark Eppler asked him to front their blues band, the Moneymen, for a weekly Open Blues Jam at Second Wind in Santee. The open blues jam went on for about a year and a half until the Moneymen began performing at different locations and became to take in more musicians.

In 2015, Wott had a bicycle accident, injuring his left pointer finger and forcing him to begin playing the harmonica as a primary instrument on stage. He purchased a Green Bullet Harmonica Microphone and sought council and instruction from his harmonica mentor Bubba McCoy.

In 2017, he joined Michael Head in the Country Rockin’ Rebels. Head's label Cabeza Records signed Wott and released his album Time Will Tell in July 2021.

The album features nine songs written over a 12-year period. "Kris and I have played music together for over 8 years in multiple incarnations," says Head, "including the Moneymen, Country Rockin' Rebels, and tons of duo acoustic shows as the Moneymen Duo. It was time for him to do a record of solo songs."

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