Upon hearing singer-songwriter Christine DeLeon, you might wonder how the voices of Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Judy Collins have been combined into one. Mike Agranoff, host of the Minstrel Concert Series in Morristown, NJ, says "Her brilliant voice and artful songs have made her a local hero. She delivers her own well-written songs and those of her folk contemporaries with charm and conviction." Scott Sheldon of Sing Out! Magazine describes her voice as "reminiscent of that of a young Judy Collins: Powerful, crystalline and assured."
Christine began songwriting in her teens and after more than twenty years exploring that creative path, she was chosen as a winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition. Sailing into the studio on her maiden CD recording voyage in 2007, “January Hiding” is 11 songs reflecting a wide range of subjects from fond childhood memories to the perplexing tragedy of September 11. Christine is now well into recording her anxiously awaited second album.
“Pure melody wore a smile and … had a presence that was bigger than the stage.” says Don Smith of the Fair Lawn Patch.