Highly Recommended – Christine Campbell (with Blake Johnston), Blues, House Concert, Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm, $20

CHRISTINE CAMPBELL (joined by guitarist Blake Johnston from The Stogies)ChristineCampbell-ArnieConrod_1116062024576_16x9_620x350

A killer guitarist, a classically-trained pianist, a raw, honest songwriter, and an incomparable singer. Christine Campbell ranges from a raspy powerhouse to a soft  heartstring-tugging chanteuse, she brings entire audiences to a hush and then to their feet.

Christine crossed the Northumberland Strait in 2006, and formed the heavy-rock band Molotov Cocktail, which quickly morphed into Stone Mary (winners of Best Loud album during the 2011 Nova Scotia Music Week). Now, after years of thrilling the crowds with her Les Paul, she is showing her diversity….another aspect of her musical soul.

Throughout the years, Christine has been writing songs that haven’t found a place in her hard rock outfits. These songs now have a home, on Christine’s Debut Self-Titled Solo CD, which showcases her bluesy, country roots, and creates a more intimate, stripped down experience for her audience. She still rips strong, intricate leads….but now does so on an acoustic guitar. On “Christine Campbell”…the album…she also adds a new dimension to the mix with her beautiful, classically-trained piano playing.

With a voice often compared to Anne Wilson, Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin, Christine has been garnering great reviews and press. She has recently received standing O’s as the opener for Chantal Kreviachuk and Lou Gramm, and at her sets at the Stan Roger’s Folk Festival and the Dutch Mason Blues Festival. She sold out CD releases in 3 Atlantic Provinces. Christine has also opened for Bif Naked, and has performed onstage with Tom Wilson, Matt Anderson, Charlie A’Court, Carson Downey and Garrett Mason. Christine’s Online ECMA profile is the top-viewed in the past year (as of Oct 2013).


For tickets, contact Frank Loreto at loreto@sympatico.ca and hopefully he can still get you in!

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