Photograph courtesy of Cristina Arrigoni

Review in Downbeat Magazine  


"Empowerment Now"

Christine Santelli: Any Better Time (Vizztone 388010:41:35) *** 1/2
On her seventh Album, this New Yorker successfully expands her personal vision of the blues with several strains of country music, including Cajun.  The grain in Santelli's voice lends her singing an edge of earnestness that fits the appealing tunes she wrote about giving in to despair ("Down in the Valley") and juping off the "fast track" (Lily's Song"). Not a blustery guitarist herself, Santelli calls on Popa Chubby to incinerate the blues-rock breakout "Ode to Bill."  Her ambitious "For You" matches the song character's emotional health to surprise giddy cirucus music.


Bluegrass Special 

Christine has been featured in this month's issue of the Bluegrass Special, in a superb, in-depth biographical article written by David McGee.

McGee's long career and exceptional skills in music journalism have lead him to writing about many of the the world's legendary entertainers, including biographies on such celebrated musical figures as BB King, Carl Perkins, and most lately, Steve Earle.



To read it, click here



City Winery NYC with the great Willie Nile April 2016

City Winery NYC with the great Willie Nile April 2016

"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

2016 Lincoln Center with the one and only Dr. John

2016 Lincoln Center with the one and only Dr. John

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

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

Christine Santelli song of the year songwriting Step Away lyric contest The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Christine Santelli the Runner Up placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Runner Up placement in the songwriting competition. ”

Songwriter of the Year

Receiving one of the many awards from JC for my work in bringing the arts and music to JC Heights.

Receiving one of the many awards from JC for my work in bringing the arts and music to JC Heights.

Rockwood 2005

Rockwood 2005

David Hildago and Matt Mousseau hanging' out

David Hildago and Matt Mousseau hanging' out

Hanging out with Peppy Castro (Blues Magoo's) at Songwriter in the East Village

Hanging out with Peppy Castro (Blues Magoo's) at Songwriter in the East Village

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

Mexicali Blues 2017

Mexicali Blues 2017

After my show at Montreaux Jazz festival, Lake Geneva Switzerland, backstage with Miss Bonnie Raitt

After my show at Montreaux Jazz festival, Lake Geneva Switzerland, backstage with Miss Bonnie Raitt

"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."
nippertown.com

"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!"
GoGirlsMusic.com

 

 
After a benefit concert Christine organized in Hoboken, with the late great Bill Perry and Jimmy Vivino.  Incredible day of music and drink as  you can see in this picture

After a benefit concert Christine organized in Hoboken, with the late great Bill Perry and Jimmy Vivino. Incredible day of music and drink as you can see in this picture

Previous events

Nov10

Christine Santelli trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Nov6

Christine Santelli Dave Rudbarg Mike Frensley NLX

Path Cafe, 131 Christopher st, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Nov5

Christine Santelli band

Hill Country, 30 W 26th st, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Oct21

Christine Santelli and band playing Brooklyn

Loving Cup, 93 N 6th st, Brooklyn, NY

1 set, so don't be late.  First time here would like it to be a regular so come out to support.

Age limit: All ages

Oct20

Christine Santelli at the Ear inn

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Oct13

Opening for John Hammond

1st and main, 69 main st, Woodbridge , NJ

 

tba Age limit: All ages

Oct1

Christine Santelli playing Cafe Vivaldi

Cafe Vivaldi, 32 Jones St, NYC, NY

Playing new material from my 100 videos from my original songbook in 100 days

Age limit: All ages

Sep24

Christine Santelli at Hill Country NYC

Hill Country, 30 W 26th st, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Sep18

North Plainfield Farmers Market Festival

Municipal Lot Across From Borough Hall, 236 Somerset St, North Plainfield NJ, NJ

Live music and Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, Farm Fresh Produce, Local Baked goods Rain or Shine

donations collected for spring music festival Age limit: All ages

Sep8

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep8

Christine Santelli performing at the Ear

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Aug14

Full electric band, a little acoustic thrown in

Turning Point Cafe, 486 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY

 Get Tickets early, tends to sell out.  See you there

$15 Age limit: All ages

Aug11

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul31

UPSTATE GIGS Full Band

Benji and Jakes, 5 Horseshoe Lake Rd, Kauneonga Lake, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul30

UPSTATE GIGS Full Band

Van Dyck, 237 Union St , Schenectady

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul17

Christine Santelli full electric Band

Hill Country, 30 W 26th st, NYC

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul14

Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul4

Hosting Singer Songwriter Open forum

Iron Monkey, 97 Greene st, Jersey City, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Jun26

Dinosaur BBQ Harlem

Dinosaur BBQ, 646 West 131st, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jun25

Solo opening for Deb Callahan at Puck

Puck, Printers Alley, Doylestown, PA

 

Age limit: All ages

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