First Light

Chris Haugen


A feeling of warm optimism runs throughout the music, providing a gentle massage for the mind and spirit.

Kathy Parsons,

Lovely guitar turns darkness to light with Chris Haugen’s newest album, “First Light” There’s no question but that we are all looking for a relief from the darkness that surrounds us in these ever-more troubled times, and Chris’s lovely guitar helps turn darkness to light…

Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

For a coastal dweller like me, ‘First Light’ is a magical time, fishing boats hit the sea, birds flock to gather for an early morning snack, and a hazy sun might well catch a surfer or a swimmer on their personal embrace with the ocean, and the title track off this album sums those thoughts up perfectly.

Steven Sheppard, One World Music Reviews

When Haugen stays connected to the ocean, his language of music is always more fluent. His invitation to join us there at first light – which includes a softly caressing invitation to experience the “Waves” as he does – couldn’t have come at a better time.

Jonathan Widran, The JW Vibe

Chris Haugen is no stranger to success. He has released four albums before the latest release First Light. The list of collaborations and performances on his website is very impressive and reading that you come to realize you are listening to one of the finest six-string benders that are actively recording music.

Keith Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews

Do you love the ocean? This is the album for you. Not because of its ocean sounds, because there are none added, but because of its clear, calming, timeless, peaceful guitar vibe that gives us a heavenly feeling from the first notes.

Dyan Garris, New Age CD

Albums by artist

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Water to Land