Photograph courtesy of Cristina Arrigoni
"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
“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. ”
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!"
Heather Hardy and Christine Santelli
christine santelli and Heather Lil Mama Hardy
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.
Ear Inn 200th Anniversary double block party
full day of music food fun
songwriters in the round/ songs and conversations
Artist Michael Falzarano Hugh Pool Johnny Markowski Christine Santelli Audience Q & A wine tasting at 7pm
Rebuild to Rescue benefit
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