By Castio Guerrera
True to her style, the artist has returned with her trademark sound that put her on the map with blues fans. Chrystyna Marie’s music is informed by her extensive background in musical theater and her ability to put her own imprint on the genre.
LIFE is packed with Chrystyna Marie’s world view and soulful voice. There’s the crackling fire of “Devil with the Angel Eyes.” The beguiling “The Witching Hour.” The call to “Stop Stoppin’ Myself” and the straight talking “A Woman Knows.”
Like a few women before her, Chrystyna Marie kicks open the barroom doors and is instantly greeted with a rousing welcome. She also might pick you up for church Sunday morning. A bit of that angel/devil magic that makes Chrystyna Marie’s music what it is.
And what it is on LIFE… is good.
Bazil Donovan – Bass
Michelle Josef – Drums, percussion
Jason Sniderman – Piano, organ, guitar
David Gavin Baxter – Guitars, banjo, keyboards, percussion
Paul Reddick – Harmonica
Jim McGrath – Trumpet
Philip Oleksiak – Background vocals
Joanna Medeiros – Background vocals
Production: Produced, engineered and mixed by David Gavin Baxter at knob & tube recording
Mastered by Phil Demetro
1 I Want That Boom Boom
2 Devil With The Angel Eyes
3 Mr. Insecurity
4 The Witching Hour
5 Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out
6 Stop Stoppin’ Myself
7 A Woman Knows
8 MaMa’s Blues