Chas Eller has been in the recording industry for 27 years. During that time he has recorded or produced over 500 LP's and CD's for numerous independent and major record labels, as well as creating music scores for clients such as Columbia Pictures, and Walt Disney. He has received three INDIE Awards for his recording production work on album projects, as well as worked on projects with Doc Watson and Dave Van Ronk which received 1991 and 1993 Grammy nominations respectively. In addition, he has produced several music specials for National Public Radio, including the 1988 Newport Folk Festival.
Chas currently owns and operates the state of the art 48 track studio in Charlotte, Vermont and has recently joined forces with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio on another highly unique facility called "The Barn Studio, LLC." In addition to his studio work, Chas still occasionally performs with the internationally known pop-jazz group Kilimanjaro, as well as The Unknown Blues Band with B.B. King alumni, Big Joe Burrell. Chas recorded and produced both Kilimanjaro records, which made the "Top Five" for national jazz radio airplay. With these two bands he has performed across the U.S. as well as festival appearances in The Soviet Union, Holland, Switzerland, and Denmark. In addition, he has toured nationally playing with blues legend, Paul Butterfield.
In recent years, Chas has recorded or mixed projects with Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Shawn Colvin, They Might Be Giants, Doc Watson, Richard Thompson, Odetta, The Horseflies, Jerry Douglas, Trey Anastasio, The Concord String Quartet, The Emerson String Quartet, 32 CDs for the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas, as well as "local" touring artists, Viperhouse, Vorcza Trio, Jazz Mandolin Project, Gordon Stone, Grace Potter, Jennifer Hartswick, Jon Gailmor, Seth Yacovone, Elisabeth von Trapp, Breakaway, Big Joe Burrell and the Unknown Blues Band, and countless others.
Recent projects have included singer songwriter Caroline Aiken of Atlanta, Georgia, which featured the Indigo Girls as well as members of the Allman Bros Band. Another project with songwriter Michael Veitch of NYC featured guest artist, Shawn Colvin. Both projects were produced by Blue Oyster Cult and Mahavishnu Orchestra producer, Murray Krugman.