Christine Santelli Bio
2016 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 8 CD’s over her long career. Her most recent album, “Dragonfly was chosen 2012 Album of the Year by Deep Roots Magazine. "Dragonfly," continues to burnish her reputation as a critically respected artist with that much sought-after quality—street cred”....Dave McGee veteran former Rolling Stone writer emeritus and distinguished author, "…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 a project she embarked on in the summer of 2010. Christine wrote and video taped 100 original songs in 100 consecutive days and shared them on Facebook and Youtube. She chose 15 of these originals and recorded them for her first solo acoustic album. These 15 weren’t the only songs chosen to be recorded that year.
-Soul Singer Bettye LaVette recorded “Old”, one of the 100 songs from Miss Santelli’s project. The song was released on Bettye LaVette’s latest Deluxe Album “More Thankful n’ More Thoughtful”, November of 2012. ...‘Old’, simply a dead slow masterpiece, penned by Christine Santelli, lyrically draining as is Bettye’s performance over the simplest of backing...The Basement Britain #1 Soul magazine.
-Christine has performed festivals and many live shows in throughout the globe including South Africa, Norway, Germany, Switzerland (Montreaux Jazz fest among others) Russia, France, Spain and of course the US.
-She is currently on tour and will be playing shows in Johnson City TN, Greer SC, Athens GA, Savannah GA, Silverhill Al, Mobile Al, and Nashville Tn.
-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."