Southern and laid back, Christabel's classic delivery and stage presence often draws comparisons to Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux, and Norah Jones. While the similarities are there, she’s also developed a sound that’s all her own with her sultry vocals and unique swing rhythm guitar style. She grew up influence by old jazz and country records in Knoxville, TN, and currently resides in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.
She is joined by several exceptional musicians that vary from tour to tour. Christabel mixes her original songs with thoughtfully arranged jazz standards, western swing, and classic country for a sound she calls “Tennessee swing.”
Christabel has released 5 albums:
"Live at the New Knox Tasting Room" (2005)
“Love and Circumstances” (2006)
“Custom Made For You” (2008)
“Live from the Walnut Room” (2009)
“The Christmas Album” (2010).
Her sixth album, “The Same Mistake” is in the process of being recorded at Dirk Powell's studio in Lafayette, LA, with Eric Frey and Glenn Fields of the Red Stick Ramblers as the rhythm section. These new songs reflect the influence of her Caribbean home with layers of subtle bossa nova and samba beats.
Past performances include: Bonnaroo, Riverbend, Floydfest, Bele Chere, Blue Plum Festival, McMenamins, The Mediterranean Festival of the Arts in Crete, Shakori Hills Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Tennessee Shines, and Sundown in the City. They’ve also opened for many national acts including The Brazilian Girls, The Be Good Tanyas, The Red Stick Ramblers, The Wilders, and Loudon Wainwright. Christabel has recently been featured in Southern Living and Garden & Gun magazine.
To purchase an album online, please visit http://christabelmusic.bandcamp.com.