Chris Eckman is, together with Carla Torgerson, co-founder of the American folkrock band The Walkabouts. Together with Torgerson, he also forms the duo Chris & Carla. To date, he has released three solo albums, "A Janela" (2000, only available via mailorder), "Black Field" (2004) and "Novi Svet" (2005, a soundtrack album for Slovenian TV).
Since 1996, he also worked as a producer on all albums of the Norwegian alternative country band Midnight Choir, until the band split in 2004.
He also regularly works with Midnight Choir songwriter Al DeLoner and forms the project Höst with him.