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Review in Downbeat Magazine  Podcast


"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"

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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.

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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

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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

Dec2

Turn The Tide Benefit Concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy

Red Lion, 151 Bleecker st, NYC

 Line up
Bobby Radcliff
Brian Mitchell
Bill Sims and Mark Lavoie
Hugh Pool
Arthur Neilson
Christine Santelli
VD King and Better Off Dead
Gina Sicilia
Michael Hill's Blues Mob
Joe Taino
Big Ed's with Hook Herrera Doc French...


Age limit: All ages

Nov30

Duo with Matt on Djimbe

Ruthies BBQ, 64 1/2 Chestnut st, Montclair, New Jersey

 fun intimate show, great food byob 7-9pm

Age limit: All ages

Nov29

Full band at Hill Country

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Nov16

Dinosaur BBQ full band

Dinosaur BBQ, W 125th st, NYC

 

Age limit: All ages

Oct28

Shared bill with Mike Frensley

DC's, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Oct26

Full band at OD's in Nyack NY

OD's, 66 Main st, Nyack, NY


Age limit: All ages

Oct26

American Folk Art Museum

American Folk Art museum, 2 Lincoln Square Columbus Ave, NYC

35 minute set at this unique NYC museum

Age limit: All ages

Oct10

Ear Inn Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Oct5

Duo at Ruthies BBQ

Ruthies BBQ, 64 1/2 Chestnut st, Montclair, New Jersey


Age limit: All ages

Oct3

Empire City

Empire City, 810 Yonkers Avenue‎, Yonkers , New York 10704

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep22

Washington Park, Union City NJ

Washington Park , 2nd and Bergenline ave, Union City, NJ


Age limit: All ages

Sep12

Ear Inn Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Aug15

Back at Empire city

Empire City, 810 Yonkers Avenue‎, Yonkers , New York 10704


Age limit: All ages

Aug4

outdoor show in North Plainfield

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

Its a farmers market and craft show, come on out and support our farmers, artists and musicians10-4pm

Age limit: All ages

Aug3

Duo at Ruthies BBQ

Ruthies BBQ, 64 1/2 Chestnut st, Montclair, New Jersey


Age limit: All ages

Jul27

Full Band at the Dinosaur BBQ NYC

Dinosaur BBQ, W 125th st, NYC


Age limit: All ages

Jul26

Duo with Matt Mousseau on Djimbe at Endless Vine

Endless Vine, 823 Franklin Lake Road Franklin Lakes, Franklin Lakes, NJ


Age limit: All ages

Jul20

Full band at OD's in Nyack NY

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OD's, 66 Main st, Nyack, NY

This date has been moved up from last week.  Hope to see you

Age limit: All ages

Jul11

Ear Inn Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY


Age limit: All ages

Jun29

Full Band at Hill country

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

We are back at Hill Country,  Hope to see you there

Age limit: All ages

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