Chris Catalena is a songwriter from Bryan, Texas. Spaceflight Records is issuing his first full length, self titled album with no monikers attached and no band name. Having been born the son of an unknown musician, and having been an actual outlaw turning 21 in prison (just like the Merle Haggard song), the life and times of Chris Catalena read like an absurd and twisted movie plot. This new album is a step towards mature songwriting and a more raw recording technique. The songs are laced with sorrow and subtle triumphs, all stemming from real life stories and events. Chris Catalena is making a genuine attempt at pure, no bull corn songwriting that reaches back in spirit to Neil Young, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan. The record was captured in Topanga Canyon.