For approximately three-quarters of every year, major league baseball commands Chase d’Arnaud’s attention. The Torrance, California native signed a contract with the Atlanta Braves in 2015 as a utility infielder, but he also enjoys a concurrent career as a budding singer-songwriter and band frontman.
The Chase d’Arnaud Band released their debut album, Seven Ghosts, in late September, just as the Braves’ 2016 season was winding up. The ten-song affair, available on iTunes, showcases d’Arnaud’s easygoing demeanor and rootsy, organic sound. The group is currently working on a follow-up.
The son of an opera-singing mom, d’Arnaud studied violin as a youngster before switching to bass in high school and later guitar. In the off-season, he’s played at venues and festivals across the Southeast, including Eddie’s Attic and the Kicks 101.5 Country Fair just outside Atlanta. On Saturday, January 21st (his 30th birthday) and Sunday, January 22nd, he’ll headline a pair of shows at the Crimson Moon Café in Dahlonega.