Chris Kayser Music Productions (CKMP) is a division of Chris Kayser Music Ltd. CKMP will compose, publish, produce and promote works created by Chris Kayser, as well as those works where Chris collaborates with others in the music industry. CKMP’s first three projects were created with Mel Shaw Music Productions (MSMP).
“Dawson City Dancer” was released in April, 2012. I visited the Yukon in September, 2011 watched a dance show at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s saloon in Dawson City, that dates back to the late 1800’s during the gold rush days. The next morning, I realized that the woman serving breakfast at Klondike Kate’s was a dancer from the show. After learning that she travels to the Yukon each spring and leaves in the fall, like many do, I was inspired to write a song about what draws some people to the Yukon each year as they search for their own personal “pot of gold”. The song was recorded by Canadian singer/songwriter Ali Matthews who is backed instrumentally by Rick Francis, who also produced and recorded the song.
“Chuckwagon Champions”, “Words of the West” and “Memories of a Poet” were co-written and produced by Chris Kayser and Mel Shaw.