Photograph courtesy of 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.
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

Songwriters Sessions Songs and Conversation

Fox and Crow, Pallisade ave, Jersey City

Free Wine tasting with Wilson Daniels at 7pm Songwriters Conversation starts at 8pm

Hosted by: Christine Santelli and Johnny Markowski

Marty “Sanders” Kupersmith, a guitarist,songwriter, is one of the original members of the popular 1960s and early 1970s rock band Jay and the Americans, and is featured on such hits as “This Magic Moment,” “Come a Little Bit Closer” and “She Cried.” He was inducted in the Vocal Group Hall of Fame with his band in 2002. A songwriter during the brill building days signed a songwriting contract with Hill & Range music early in his career, and later co-wrote Bad Reputation (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts) just one of the many songs written by this amazing artist.. www.martykupersmith.com www.jayandtheamericans.net

Gene D. Plumber: Hoboken LEGEND Gene Turonis delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound. New album coming soon.

Johnny Markowski, an accomplished drummer, can be found playing his kit these days with The New Riders of the Purple Sage. When not on the road with The NRPS, Johnny works with his band, Stir Fried, and plays with various artists in many styles. Songwriting is also in his blood. His father, Thomas Jefferson Kaye, was a legendary producer and songwriter in the 1960s and 1970s. Markowski’s band, Stir Fried, known for its blend of swamp groove, psychedelic improvisational music performs signature versions of Kaye masterpieces in addition to Markowski originals. The group has recorded and performed with the likes of Dr. John, Vassar Clements (Old & In The Way), Commander Cody, Buddy Cage (NRPS), Jo Jo Herman (Widespread Panic), Bernie Worrell (P Funk, Talking Heads), Derek Trucks (Allman Bros. Band) and Tony Trischka. Recently Jambands.com held a contest for the most impressive drummer/percussionist, and after two weeks of voting Markowskiwon hands down, beating out some pretty heavy competition

www.johnnymarkowski.com

Christine Santelli Grammy Nominated Songwriter, Christine Santelli has been on the NYC music scene for more than 2 decades. She has toured around the world and has released 9 CD’s over her career. Her Songwriting has caught the attention of Soul R&B singer Bettye LaVette, who has recorded two of Santelli’s songs on her last two albums “Step Away” on 2015 release “Worthy” and “Old” 2013 release “More Thankful More Thoughtful. Santelli’s most recent EP, “Limelight ‘69”was chosen 2013 EP of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine. “ The beauty of Limelight ’69 is that you don’t have to buy any of your faithful friend and narrator’s cockamamie ideas about its narrative arc but can rather enjoy the tunes here as unconnected short stories—literate, engaging, darkly humorous in spots, certainly unabashedly romantic by the time the curtain comes down—and appreciate a fine songwriter at the top of her game.” Deep Roots Magazine

www.christinesantelli.com

christine santelli Heather Hardy Brian Mitchell

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Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, NYC

Special show Originals songs from three heavy hitters Brian Mitchell, (Levon Helm band, the Weight) Heather Hardy Christine Santelli

christine santelli and Heather Lil Mama Hardy

Water Witch Coffee and Tea company, 67 Water Witch Ave, Highlands, NJ

Grammy Nominated songwriter and NY Blues Hall of Fame inductee, Christine Santelli (guitar, vocals) teams up with Blues Hall of Fame, powerhouse Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy (fiddle,vocals) for special project. After a successful tour down south and out west, Santelli and Hardy bring this project to their home turf where they first met in 1996. Heather now resides and in Tucson Arizona where she has a successful career with her own Band Lil’ Mama. Heather Hardy: "Heather Hardy's violin slices through like a diving falcon. Her solos marry lightning virtuosity with melodic sophistication and unhindered soul." Christine Santelli: "…Christine Santelli’s solo acoustic stunner Dragonfly is a complex, coming of age work…the matured singer-songwriter whose voice and acoustic guitar give wings to her poetry.”..Dave McGee veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, " These veterans exhibit true respect for each others art and talent, its obvious in their shows, together they are not to be denied.

Rebuild to Rescue benefit

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Parkside Lounge, 317 E Houston St, NYC

A fundraiser to revive tall tale shelter after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey Lisa Lowell Sherryl Marshall Monica Passin Bill Sims Jr Christine Santelli and more Silent auction and raffle

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