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

Oct2

Best Buy Stage

Best Buy, 6th ave and 23rd st, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep29

Hosting and performing @ Singer Songwriter Showcase

Dubliner, 96 River St

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep27

Hoboken Music and Arts Festival

Hoboken, Washington, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep23

Lily Coogan's show

Lily Coogans, 102 1st ave @6th st, NYC, NY

 I am performing 1 set with 4 other performers.
8-12am
212-420-9668

Age limit: All ages

Sep15

Dubliner, acoustic full band

Dubliner, 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep11

Hill Country full electric band

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Sep9

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Aug29

Alchemy Acoustic Trio

Alchemy Woodstock NY, 297 Tinker st. (rt.212), Woodstock , NY

Age limit: All ages

Aug28

Summer show at the Van Dyck in Schenectady

Van Dyck, 237 Union St , Schenectady , NY

 2 shows
7pm and 9:39 pm


Age limit: All ages

Aug28

Chris Weink show WEXT Troy NY

WEXT

 

Age limit: All ages

Aug25

Hosting Singer Songwriter Showcase

The Dubliner, 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Aug18

Dubliner, acoustic full band

The Dubliner, 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Aug11

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul28

Hosting Singer Songwriter Showcase

The Dubliner, 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ

 7pm TBA 8pm TBA 9pm TBA 10pm TBA 11pm Christine Santelli

Age limit: All ages

Jul21

Dubliner, acoustic full band

The Dubliner, 96 River St, Hoboken, NJ

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul19

Special Guest appearance at the Turning Point opening the show for Tony Furtado

Turning Point Cafe, 486 Piermont Ave, Piermont, NY

 I will be performing a solo set before Tony Furtado's show.  Come by and see some great artists


Age limit: All ages

Jul18

Solo show at Cafe Vivaldi

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Cafe Vivaldi, 32 Jones St, NYC

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul11

Hill Country/moved to saturday

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

the show was moved to saturday, sorry about the last minute change

Age limit: All ages

Jul8

Ear Inn Acoustic Trio

Ear Inn, 326 Spring St, NYC, NY

 

Age limit: All ages

Jul8

Home Grown Radio NJ Interview Cancelled to be rescheduled

homegrownradionj.com

 Join me on your computers at homegrownradio.com or HGRNG.org\

I will be doing an interview with Carl Worner about my new record and what's the latest news

This interview will be rescheduled check in the near future

Age limit: All ages

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