Hoytus Interruptus – Chris Ballew – I Am Not Me

July 29th, 2021 by Jeff Hoyt

Chris Ballew’s new solo record, “I Am Not Me,” flies you deep inside an evolving creative arc for one of music’s most interesting players. You’ll hear elements of Chris’ Presidents of the United States of America days coming through along with notes that remind you that he’s made nearly 20 records for kids as Caspar Babypants.

The totality of it is a groovy, abstract trip inside a record that begs to be your traveling companion: in your car, on a walk, in the kitchen or on the couch. 

I commandeered the radio for an hour to sit down with Chris for an extended Hoytus Interruption. We play a few tracks and talk about the record and what it was like to create during the height of the pandemic.