Header Photos by Cristina Arrigoni

2016 Grammy's 

Congratulations to Buddy Guy,  
I am so honored to have been a part of an incredible Album "Worthy" by the insanely talented, tenacious, lady of Soul Bettye LaVette, Do yourself a favor and go out and buy this incredible album. Get out to see her shows, she is an exceptional performer, you can't take your eyes off her. I will get a new song out of this experience and hopefully I can work with Bettye again. And with all your support she will take it home next time. Congrats to all the winners and nominees....
Here is a picture of us at the iridium the night before the Grammy's. 

The Grammy's 

Hi Christine,
I’m reaching out on behalf of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) in order to identify the ownership share of the following GRAMMY nominated composition(s).  Please confirm your ownership share and administering publisher for the following work(s). 
If you do not control these work(s), I apologize for the unnecessary reach out. 
If you do control these work(s), congratulations and best of luck this year!  Please complete and return the attached W9 form along with your response.
Your quick response is truly appreciated.
“Step Away” by CHRISTINE SANTELL and BRIAN MITCHELL, and performed by Bettye LaVette

Silva Screen Music America 

I am beyond ecstatic to announce I have signed a world wide Sync deal with Silva Screen Music America.  Let the Games Begin.  I look for ward to working with my new family.  Ivan Goldberg, Doug Bussone and Reynold D'Silva.
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City Winery NYC with the great Willie Nile April 2016

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2016 Lincoln Center with the one and only Dr. John

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After the show at the Carlyle with Bettye LaVette and Brian Mitchell 2015.. Stellar performance of our song "Step Away"

Bettye LaVette covering my song "OLD" live at WFUV, from the album "More Thankful More Thoughtful" 

"On her seventh album, this New Yorker successfully expands her personal vision of the blues"
Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine (nov 2009)

"That special blend of maturity, musical prowess, and magic. It doesn't come around very often, but she's got it. She's got it good."

"The diversity of musical styles keep you glued from the first track to the last"
Roger Z , More Sugar

"They maybe sitting on a powder keg when the world finds out ..."
David McGee, Bluegrassspecial.com

"Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow. This is what panties smell like after an engine rebuild."
Patty, HybridMagazine.com

"A solid roots rock winner"
Rick Anderson, All music guide

"lush vocals, confident guitar licks, and vibrant storytelling, one tumbles into her world, which is richly hypnotic"
Diana Schwaeble, Hudson Current

"This performer shines like a diamond polished by years of experience"
Mr Lucky, cede.ch

"Delightfully ferocious"
Chris Spector, Midwest Records

"The back beat driven "Butterfly and Beatle-esque "Any Better Time" are first class classics in the making."
David Malachowski, Daily Freeman

"She smolders"
Albany Times

"Her deep, dark voice will take you on a joy ride and not let go. This is one talented lady!"


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