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.
Photograph courtesy of Cristina Arrigoni
Bettye LaVette performing my song co-written by Brian Mitchell "Step Away" LIve Mystic Petaluma 3/7/15
Bettye LaVette's New Album Worthy Now available ...She also gives an unknown her due with the horn-kissed R&B of “Step Away,” written by up-and-comer Christine Santelli.
New Southern Tour in the Works for the end of February, Savannah Georgia, Silverhill Alabama, New Orleans Lousiana Jackson Mississippi check the site for updates
"When Christine Santelli sings you can see the pain, the joy, the passion, and the experience of all women in the world all at one time. Its' deep. It's soulful. And its meaningful. She has the wisdom of the ages in her voice and you can see it right there on her face. She's a revelation."-Willie Nile
Bettye LaVette covering my song "OLD" live at WFUV, from the album "More Thankful More Thoughtful"
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."
"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
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
"Her deep, dark voice will take you on a joy ride and not let go. This is one talented lady!"
Pop Up Singer Songwriter NYC
great vibe downstairs bar, bring your guitar
Duo with Heather "Lil Mama" Hardy https://sand-reckoner.com
Back in Tucson From New York ..... Lil' Mama's Soul Sessions Presents the Grammy Nominated Songwriter Christine Santelli .... we will be doing an incredible concert backed by my Lil' Mama Band . Featuring Christine and a wonderful evening of her original songs and mine as well !!