Christopher Cross has a string of upcoming North American dates popping up this summer and fall. His most recent album, 2014’s Secret Ladder, features contributions from Late Show with David Letterman bassist Will Lee, famed Beach Boys sideman, keyboardist Gary Griffin, and Paul McCartney’s longtime drummer, Abe Laboriel, Jr.
Cross is best remembered for his early ’80s hits such as “Sailing,” “Ride Like The Wind,” and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).” Between 1980 and 1983, Cross scored eight Top 40 hits, and won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1980.
Back in 2011, Christopher Cross returned with the critically acclaimed, Doctor Faith album. Unlike most artists who pocket most of their advance for a new album, Cross actually put it towards the album’s budget for studio time and paying session players: “The guitars and vocals and things were done in my Pro-Tools studio at home, by (laughs) the drums weren’t. The drums were done at Capitol (Studios) B, with 24 mics on a vintage Neve (console). So, the drums were done at Capitol B (laughs) you’re never going to get a drum sound anywhere but someplace like that. The album has stings on it, y’know, 30 pieces, and so yeah, a $100,000 budget on the record and probably about 60 percent of it was what we did at Capitol– drums and strings.” :