Chris Burroughs

(October 11, 1958 - November 19, 2018)


'What It’s All About' (Burroughs)


Chris was our friend, brother and band-mate. And, of course, for his family he was so much more. It’s been one month now since his passing and words still fail to express our shock and grief. We do know that music was central to Chris’ life though and we wanted to share one of his songs. This live performance video is from Wredenhagen (Germany) November 4th, 2017.


Thank you all so much your many expressions of love and support.

It’s good to know Chris was so well loved.  


Sail on brother, sail on.




HARDPAN ist Chris Burroughs, Terry Lee Hale, Joseph Parsons und Todd Thibaud

November 22, 2019


It is with great sadness that we must pass along the news that our friend, brother and bandmate, Chris Burroughs, has passed away. We have sparse information at this point, but his death was unexpected, and untimely. We are all heartbroken and shocked by the news.


Chris was in great spirits recently. He and his family were planning to move from Tucson to Virginia Beach, Virginia and all were excited about the change. Chris was also deeply involved with finishing up a long overdue record. 


Our hearts go out to his wife Kelly, son Henry and Chris’ Dad. We ask that you are respectful of their privacy during this very difficult time. We will post updates and news as more information becomes available. For now, please keep Chris’ family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be dearly missed.


Terry Lee Hale

Joseph Parsons

Todd Thibaud