Chris Cain is a blues and jazz guitarist with an international following. He is originally from San Jose, California, and began playing professionally as a teenager there, in local clubs, at festivals, and at private events. A virtuoso guitar player, Cain is also regarded among his fans and in the blues community as one of the most innovative and creative improvisers playing blues and jazz guitar today. Cain received four W.C. Handy award nominations in 1987 for his debut album, Late Night City Blues, including Guitarist of the Year.