Chemistry Set has been a mainstay in Minneapolis and surrounding regions for more than a decade, playing their brand of roots-inspired music in venues ranging from small neighborhood dive bars to outdoor stages that draw hundreds.
The band's vision comes from singer-songwriter-guitarist Chris Thompson, who has a knack for evocative story lines and catchy musical hooks. He and drummer Steve Smith have played together in various bands since the 1980's, and their vocal harmonies are a hallmark of the band. Jackie Crosby brought a blues and country-swing sensibility to Chemistry Set when she joined in 2010.
"Grit," the band's third record, was released in 2015. Chemistry Set is currently at work on a new studio album and a live recording, both scheduled for release in 2017.