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Christine Costanzo


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, Christine Costanzo (EP, 2009)

See also:

Christine Costanzo's site

CD Baby's Christine Costanzo page

Comparisons:

Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Christine Costanzo is a gifted performer and songwriter. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Big Sky is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Big Sky (2003)
  • Christine Costanzo (EP, 2009)

Big Sky

Release info:

2003—Journey to the East Records—JER51401

Availability:

See website for availability

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Christine Costanzo—guitar, vocals

Guest artists:

Christian Boeger—upright bass, electric bass
Chris Wagoner—fiddle, mandolin
Doug Brown—banjo
Catfish Stephenson—harmonic
Scott Beardsley—percussion

Produced by:

Christine Costanzo

Comments:

This is an atmospheric and rural-sounding debut by Costanzo. She has a clear, lovely voice and writes story-songs like Dar Williams does. The voices of her narrators are as strong as you can wish for, whether it's the woman in "Send me back to Ohio" who wants to be buried by her first love or the black man who compares his life to that of Sylvia Plath. Musically she's restrained but hardly lacking in skill or imagination. Costanzo has a very real talent and this is an intriguing first step. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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