Chris and Karie Collaberations

Chris Pinnick is one of LA's finest guitarists, best known for his platinum and gold records with Chicago and Herb Alpert.  He and international recording artist Karie Hillery have been collaborating for the past 9 years in myriad genres. Their original material runs the gamut from adult contemporary conscious/pop/rock/gospel/country crossover to smooth jazz, solo piano and meditational improvisations. Both dedicated lifelong professional musicians, they bring a wealth of experience musically and stylistically not only as performing musicians/songwriters but as producers/engineers.

Here are some samples of their collaborations and solo projects.

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Chris Pinnick

Chicago/Herb Alpert/Peter Cetera/Spencer Davis Group/HLMP/Chet McCracken/Animal Track Music ASCAP


Kenny Susan

With various bands, opening act for Chicago, Chris Isaak, Leon Russell, Huey Lewis, Peter Frampton, Hootie and the Blowish etc. Drummer for Lester Chambers.


Kenny and Karie Collaberations

Kenny Susan, a life long professional musician, has shared the stage opening for some the best bands of the decades. He and Karie have been performing and recording together since 1995.  Along the way they’ve co-written several tunes and are two thirds of the in-house team at Singing Creek Studio and Dancing Trees Music BMI/Animal Tracks ASCAP.

Kenny is a one-man rhythm section, as comfortable and accomplished on bass, both fretted and fretless, as on drums/percussion and vocals.  He can even throw in some excellent guitar on occasion.


Karie Hillery

Karie Hillery has been a professional vocalist, songwriter and keyboardist for over four decades. She has performed in a myriad of venues across the United States and Europe, and had a multi-year sub-publishing deal with a German record label and publisher.

Along the way her musical journey expanded to include, arranging, engineering, producing and mentoring. These talents have enabled Karie to establish independent recording studios (currently Singing Creek Studio), and release nine CDs of uplifting, inspirational and empowering original music. She has also produced and mentored other aspiring and talented artists, releasing a number of CDs on her record label One World Records, and publishing company Dancing Trees Music.