Grammy-nominated songwriter, Christine Santelli, has been on the NYC music scene for more than 3 decades. She has toured the world and released 10 CD’s, including her new release, “Live from the Parlour” with violinist Heather Hardy. Her soulful songwriting caught the attention of 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” on 2013 release “More Thankful More Thoughtful”. 

Santelli’s most recent EP, “Limelight ‘69” was chosen 2013 EP of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine, who had this to say…“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  
"Dragonfly," Santelli’s 8th CD, continues to burnish her reputation as a critically respected artist with that much sought-after quality—street cred”, according to Dave McGee, veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, who added, "…Christine Santelli’s solo acoustic stunner Dragonfly is a complex, coming of age work…the matured singer-songwriter whose voice and acoustic guitar alone give wings to her poetry.".

“Dragonfly” was a direct result of her “100 Songs in 100 Days” project, for which Christine challenged herself to write and video record 100 original songs in as many days, and shared the results on Facebook and YouTube. Fifteen of those originals were recorded for her first solo acoustic album. 

Christine has performed festivals and many live shows around the globe including South Africa, Norway, Germany, Switzerland (Montreaux Jazz fest among others), Russia, France, Spain and of course, across the USA.  

Deep Roots Magazine is hardly alone in their praise of Christine. Rick Anderson, in the All Music Guide, wrote, "…A solid roots rock winner." of her 2009 Vizztone Release “Any Better Time”. Diana Schwaeble of the Hudson Current, observed, "…(her) lush vocals, confident guitar licks and vibrant story telling are…richly hypnotic." 

 "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 it’s 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  201-936-8692

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