Chrissy's seasoned voice coupled with her warm personality are an unstoppable combination. She calls to mind Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant with tinges of Rickie Lee Jones and Lucinda Williams.
Her relocation from NYC to Boston is yet another part of her continuous adventure. Still popping down to NYC as much as she can, she has been laying a little low while she continues to write. "It has been nice to take it down a notch a bit...but just a bit...don't worry!", says Chrissy. She is also spending lots of time with her niece, Grace, and nephew, James singing to them as much as humanly possible.
Chrissy was raised in numerous places including Detroit, Kansas City, and Washington DC and is no stranger to moving around and making things work for her. Her ease with meeting people from all different walks of life through her travels throughout the country and the world has afforded her the ability to translate those experiences into intensely thoughtful songs.
She didn't start off a singer-songwriter. She sang in bands but didn't write the songs. it was only after college when she allowed herself the time to sit down and to develop her craft. Music has always been in her blood as an accomplished flutist and singer but songwriting was new. "I remember writing my first song, 'Holding Out' when I was in grad school", Chrissy adds. " I was so excited...I was just dying to tell my story."
Then, while living in DC, working an intense job, playing out at night, and performing songs from her debut CD, You Never Know, Chrissy realized it was time to dedicate herself to music.
Chrissy quit her job, packed her bags and moved to the cozy woods of New Hampshire. Living in a beautiful and tranquil environment she enlisted the help from some of Boston's best musicians to record and create Look Ahead. And it has paid off.
Look Ahead is full of songs deeply rich in wisdom, perception, longing, and sophistication. The songs evoke strong emotions in the listener as Chrissy beautifully describes feelings that make you grin one minute and cry the next. Her song, "Back to You", a classic rock song, pleading to return to her lover as well as her hauntingly angelic ballad, Wait for You, that delicately balances patience and interpersonal strength, are two perfect examples.
And now she's onto the next chapter and it's going to rock.