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Music

The best kept secret in music

Press


“Abbott writes and sings songs with such maturity that it's only her bright smile and onstage excitement that belie her age.” - Brita Brundage


"Ms. Abbott and her band proceeded to make me forget about all white-girl-with-guitar-and-fondness-for-coffee cliches. Christina grinned, danced, grimaced, & exposed all her strengths and frailties like no-body was watching, but of course every-one were transfixed" - Jeff Wasserman


"Abbott's songs are rhythmic and poetic, melodious and compelling. the first few bars come wafting your way, lifting the hairs at the back of your neck with the uncontrollable sizzle of electricity."
- Terri Lagerstedt


Discography

Self titled EP / 2000
Climbing Cathedrals / 2001

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

Christina Abbott has loved music from childhood - listening, singing and playing. "I have tapes of me when I was three years old, singing for hours into a tape recorder," she says with the same simple candor found in her songs. "You couldn’t shut me up." Shutting up was never an option for Abbott and into her teens she was using music as a means for self- expression. Exploring the need to be understood and to find a voice of her own, Abbott discovered her father's guitar and began writing songs. "My lyrics finally had an outlet and my voice finally had a partner."

It wasn’t long before Abbott landed on stage, opening for gospel singer Morris Chapman. The poetic musings of a teenaged girl may have been a far cry from the gospel arena, but even then Christina Abbott had a special talent for beguiling audiences and charmingly knocking down the barricades that define genre. With influences ranging from Marvin Gaye & Jeff Buckley, Aimee Mann & Ani DeFranco, Abbott still is no genre snob. With a strong foundation in folk & blues, Abbott laces her sound with the sweltering soul of R&B and on occasion, rocks out with the best of ‘em.

Today, at twenty-one, Christina's lyrics are poetic and smart, with the kind of insight that often strikes a raw nerve. With a voice that is at once sultry and powerful, Abbott takes aim with every note and connects with those parts of the human psyche that are most vulnerable.

Christina is beginning to explode locally in her home state of Connecticut, selling out the Acoustic Cafe in Bridgeport several times last year and garnering unbelievable reviews in regional magazines and newspapers. It may be time to start thinking globally about Christina Abbott.