The Sound Cafe
Christina Hutt Releases Fifteen Shades
By Joe Bamford
“Christina’s new single, Fifteen Shades taps into her unique vocal quality and delivers a listening experience that brings us back to another era. Inspired by the music of George Jones and Patsy Cline, the song is reminiscent of the classic country ballads you might have heard flowing from a transistor radio in the late 1950s.” ~ Bet Smith, Pine Lake Records
Christina Hutt resides in Kearney, Ontario not far from her hometown, Sprucedale. She was drawn to music at the age of five when her parents bought her a wireless microphone and a Tina Turner album. She continues to be influenced by many artists, recognizing the soul in Etta James, Patsy Cline’s art of delivering a song, the poetry of Leonard Cohen, the warmth of Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the camaraderie of The Cowboy Junkies, to mention a few.
Six years ago Christina began pursuing her dream to sing and perform music full time. Wholly determined, she launched herself out of her comfort zone on a mission to improve her chops and gain experience. Christina is now well known throughout Central Ontario for her passionate singing and her unique and resonant voice.
In the past several years Christina has performed on the VIA RAIL coast to coast train across Canada; released an EP; collaborated on an original composition with Canadian Hall of Famer, Jeff Bird of The Cowboy Junkies; recorded backup vocals for Kerrville Folk Award winner Jon Brooks; and performed with Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul Reddick. Hutt has also worked with and been mentored by Juno award winner Blues singer, Rita Chiarelli, and one of Canada’s finest folk artists, Katherine Wheatley. Christina has opened for Juno Award winner Blues artist Paul James and Canadian Folk Singer Craig Cardiff.
Christina sings Folk and Blues and has a special fondness for traditional Country. She continues to please audiences at small theatres, house concerts, markets, and pubs but her goal is to have the opportunity to play for bigger audiences while seeing more of the world. She and her band hope to one day play at Toronto’s world-famous Massey Hall. Christina recently released a single with Bet Smith and the Currie Brothers titled “Fifteen Shades” and is currently working with her band on a Traditional Country album.
“Music for the mind and heart from a woman with a unique voice. Songs from her heart to yours” ~ Richard Flohil, Promoter & Publicist