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"Artists You Should Know About"

By Mick Skidmore

Laytonville, California: If one were to look at the all-star cast of players on Sister Soul’s debut album Love Rules, you’d most likely be duly impressed. It includes Steve Kimock, Chip Roland, Martin Fierro and Barry Sless. Despite the obvious talents of the aforementioned, their presence is perhaps the last reason you’d want to listen to this disc. First and foremost it’s a showcase for singer/songwriter Christina Lynne Colangelo, aka Sister Soul. She is a blonde and blue-eyed vocalist who is equal parts soul and passion; she sings her songs in a powerful voice as if she means every word. One listen to the sultry soul of "Make Love To You" or the sweet country/soul of "Take Me Home" and you should be hooked. Sister Soul is a modern-day vocalist with a touch of Janis Joplin mixed with some Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt and she’s a Deadhead to boot! This is a highly enjoyable album from a refreshing artist who certainly deserves more recognition. The rest is up to yo - Relix Magazine


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)



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.

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