Sister Soul

Sister Soul

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Sister Soul has been described as "Norah Jones meets Janis Joplin", "... a modern day Joan Baez", and "...a female Woody Guthrie". Her voice brings a revival of hope and love in our confused world. Sister Soul's music is rooted in American tradition; folk, rock, country, blues, and bluegrass.

Biography

Relix Magazine calls her "a vocalist equal parts soul and passion”, comparing her to Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Barbara Cloyd of the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville calls her "a female Woody Guthrie". Legendary guitarist Steve Kimock calls her "heartfelt and un-contrived", and fans have called her "A modern day Joan Baez".

Best described as "Norah Jones meets Janis Joplin", singer/songwriter Chrissy "Sister Soul" Colangelo is a passionate performer with honest conviction. Accompanied by only her beloved Martin guitar "Corina", or rocking with her Pink Paisley Telecaster "Elvis", her voice brings a revival of hope and love in our confused world. Sister Soul's music is rooted in American tradition; folk, rock, country, blues, and bluegrass.

In 1989, Sister Soul realized, "Only life can teach me how to write a great song." She bought a '68 Dodge van and began following the Grateful Dead across America. She traveled the country living hard and loving harder, writing songs about heartache and redemption, about love, light, and the Devil, about coming home. Somewhere in Las Vegas, on Dead tour, a fellow deadhead gave her the nickname "Sister Soul", and it stuck. In 1994, while performing at a cafe in Fairfax, CA, Chrissy "Sister Soul" attracted the attention of Jerry Garcia's "favorite unknown legend", guitarist Steve Kimock. He became her friend and mentor, guiding her development as a musician and artist.

Sister Soul did office work in a recording studio in exchange for studio time. It took five and a half years to complete her 2001 debut album, "Love Rules" featuring a full band of excellent musicians. Her 2007 acoustic EP, “The Nashville Demos”, was recorded in a few months for $600, and features three songs co-written with Nashville songwriter Rebecca Hosking. Sister Soul released both on her own label, Mojogirl. Her song “Take Me Home” (Love Rules) was a 2006 Relix Magazine JAM-OFF winner and her song “Soul Of A Woman” (The Nashville Demos) was a finalist in VH1's Song of the Year songwriting contest.

Sister Soul gives credit to a wide variety of musical influences that make her who she is; Jerry Garcia, Led Zeppelin, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, Bob Marley, Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and especially, traditional American Folk music.

Chrissy “Sister Soul” lives the grid in the mountains of Mendocino County, CA. Her next album, LIVE at the Black Oak Ranch, drops December 21, 2008.

For more information, check out com.myspace.com/sistersoulmusic

Lyrics

Take Me Home

Written By: C. Colangelo/J. Watson

Take Me Home
© C. Colangelo/J. Watson

And so I'm walking down this
Long and lonely road
Sometimes the wind will rise up
And blow me oh so cold
But I see the light at the end
Shinning brighter than the day
And I know deep down in the heart of me
That I'm on my way
Take me home, take me home, take me home
Take me home, take me home, take me home

And when those shadows come
To try and drag me down
I keep my feet a'walkin' firmly on the ground
And when that darkness seems
To swallow up my soul
I just remember that I
Haven't far to go
Take me home, take me home, take me home
Take me home, take me home, take me home

And so today I smile
And firmly I believe
In loving is the answer
The brightest light we see
Together we'll be walking holding hands
Come what may
That lonely road ain't so lonely
We have found the way
Take me home take me home take me home
Take me home take me home take me home
Take me home take me home take me home

Look to the sky what do you see
A thousand sunshines shining on me
I'm gonna live I ain't gonna die
I'm gonna spread my wings and fly away
I'm going home
Take me home, take me home, take me home
Take me home, take me home, take me home
Take me home, take me home, take me home

Contact Chrissy Colangelo
707-459-6780
sistersoul@sistersoul.com
sistersoul.com

Make Love To You

Written By: Christina Colangelo

I ain't the kinda woman who wants to
Fuss and fight
And I ain't the kinda woman who likes to Scratch and bite
I'm the kinda woman who wants to
Make love all day
If you mistreat me baby
I'll be on my way

I ain't the kinda woman who likes to
Nag and moan
And I won't lock the door when you're late Coming home
And I ain't the kinda woman who always Demands more bread
If you're hungry for loving baby
I'll make sure that you're well fed

I just want to make love to you
I just want to make love to you

How can you stand it
When she's always fussing and fighting
And nothing you do makes her happy no No matter how hard you're trying'
I'm the girl that makes you smile
And she's the girl that's dragging' you down
But I'll be right here when you want me
It's just a matter of time
Before you come around

I just want to make love to you
I just want to make love to you
I just want to make love to you

I ain't the kinda woman who's gonna
Dig on your grave
And I ain't the kinda woman who's gonna make you
Change your ways
Rich or poor darlin' I'll always
Be good to you
Just be good to me baby
That's all you got to do

I just want to make love to you
I just want to make love to you

Soul of a Woman

Written By: Christina Colangelo

Soul of a woman is tender and strong
She knows right and she knows wrong
Soul of a woman is precious and sweet
She ain’t hard to handle she ain’t easy to meet
Soul of a woman is gentle and kind
She will soothe your sorrows ease your worried mind

Soul of a woman
Soul, soul of a woman

Soul of a woman never falls weak
She may be humble she may be meek
Soul of a woman sometimes cries at night
She loves hugs and kisses more than a fight
Soul of a woman is tried and true
She can’t lie when she says I love you

Soul of a woman
Soul, soul of a woman

She is comfort and devotion
She brings life into this world

Soul of a woman makes you complete
If you want to lay her down you’ve got to sweep her off her feet
Soul of a woman don’t need much
Just a little loving and a tender touch
Soul of a woman has everything to give
She will love you longer than you live

Soul of a woman
Soul of a woman

CONTACT:
Christina Colangelo
sistersoul@sistersoul.com
707-354-1900
myspace.com/sistersoulmusic

Discography

Single: Got My Mojo Workin'
Abum: LIVE at the Black Oak Ranch (2009)

Single: Soul Of A Woman
EP: The Nashville Demos (2007)

Single: Take Me Home
Album: Love Rules (2002)