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Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States | SELF

Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States | SELF
Band Rock Folk


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"Gazette Calender"


Songwriter Christian Hine "creates like Peter Gabrial, sings like Morrison, plays guitar like Neil Young and has the heart of Bono." He writes " haunting and soothing lyrics that are, however, "ruthlessly honest in expressing his veiws on present-day humanity." Hine's first recording, "Shovels and Rakes," was recorded in a large church in Ct. in 2000; his second,"Gouy Tree," was recorded in Dakar, Senegal, West Africa in 2002, The fact that many of Hine's followers claim that he is "one of a kind" may or may not be related to the observation that"he is one of the most "grung sounding folk singers out there". One of the most soulful voices in this time. - Gazette


First recording, Shovels and Rakes was recorded in a large church in Ct. 2000
Second CD, Gouy Tree. Recorded in Dakar,
Senegal, West Africa at Jimi M'Baye's Studio Dogo in 2002, Mastered at Signiture Sound Studio's.
Christian is now being played on radio stations around the country and on many stations in Senegal, Africa.
He's back from Hawaii Big Island where he lived and breathed Aloha for 3 and half years. Now he is spreading his music based out of Northampton MA.



Christian began his musical endeavors at the age of seven and at twelve had started his first band. Following his dreams to produce passion in the hearts of many he continued to play music throughout his college years.
After a few years of travel Christian had written over 100 songs and formed the band Earth Tone, which gained a large following. The influences of artists such as Neal Young, Peter Gariel, Pearl Jam and Youssou N'dour somehow melded. This sound can be heard in even recent songs. For the most part this artist is influenced by his present surroundings rather then other artists, giving him an even more original sound. The Gouy Tree CD still holds those influences but with an injection of West African culture since it was recorded in Dakar Senegal. The project was compacted into a two month time. In this time Christian auditioned, rehearse and recorded. The tracks where taken back to the states to be mixed. The huge and historic tree on the CD cover, the gouy tree, is located in the bush just outside of Dakar Senegal, Africa in a small village named Diorbel. Christian was told by two elder men that the villagers buried their beloved storytellers in the sacred hallowed tree to keep the villages history alive.
With a collection of seventeen very talented musicians Christian set out to make a CD that would touch the masses and express the stories of his world which was America. In the summer of 2002 this amazing and uplifting CD came to life in the heart of Dakar, Senegal, West Africa.
He is always composing and always recording where ever he is. Now spending his winter in Montana after four years in Hawaii, JAMBA/Christian is readying himself for a spring recording sessions and a short tour.