“ … an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator.”
(Mark Schaffer, Folk Project Acoustic Getaway"
“Say the word ‘pure’ and two things come to mind: a beer commercial from a Rocky Mountain stream and the voice of singer Judy Collins. Time to add Christine DeLeon to that list.” (Kevin Coughlin, MorristownGreen.com
Of Christine DeLeon, Mark Schaffer from New Jersey’s Folk Project Acoustic Getaway further exclaims “… The impact of her pure and impressive voice is immediate and transportive.” He goes on to refer to Christine as a performer often compared to the likes of Judy Collins and Joan Baez, “ … the range of emotions she instills in every note in every song for every audience is expansive and thrilling” so it is clear why Christine was chosen as a finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, a winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, a three category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards and a winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.
Christine crafts songs that stir the heart and its memories. From a young girl playing in Grandmother’s jewelry box to the perplexing tragedy of September 11, her 2007 debut CD, January Hiding, was described by Ron Olesko of WFDU Radio as “a great, great CD … it’s like a good book you just want to cuddle up with.” Her 2012 CD called “More” further offers what Christine does very well … clever songwriting, catchy melodies and toe-tapping arrangements built around a voice which Scott Sheldon of Sing Out! Magazine describes as "reminiscent of that of a young Judy Collins: Powerful, crystalline and assured." “It’s a delightful collection of catchy original tunes that showcase her crystal-clear vocals and nimble lyrical skills” proclaimed Kevin Coughlin of Morristowngreen.com upon its release.
Christine’s extensive performance experience includes the Rose Garden Coffeehouse (Mansfield, MA), Borderline Folk Music Club (New City, NY), First Night Morris County (Morristown, NJ), Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club (Fair Lawn, NJ), Sanctuary Concerts (Chatham, NJ), Minstrel Concerts (Morristown, NJ), Riverside Rhythm & Rhyme (Hackettstown, NJ), Hillside Café (Nutley, NJ), Sacred Bean Coffeehouse (Flanders, NJ), Acoustic Café (Park Ridge, NJ), Dragonfly Café (Sommerville, NJ), Fine Grind Coffeebar (Little Falls, NJ) and the Public Libraries of Rahway, Jefferson Township, Hillsborough, Middlesex and Mountainside, NJ.
Performances and workshops at Knowlton Riverfest (Delaware, NJ), the New Jersey Folk Festival (New Brunswick, NJ), Festival in the Borough (Washington, NJ), Sounds Around Town (Bernardsville, NJ), Madison Holiday Arts Festival (Madison, NJ) Vasa Park Taste of NJ Festival and the Folk Project Acoustic Getaway (Hackettstown, NJ) have delighted festival audiences of all ages.
With skillful songwriting, impressive vocals and an unwavering connection with audiences of many musical tastes, Christine DeLeon has all the tools to get any performance job done exceptionally well.