has just released "Paris, Texafrance", the third in the acclaimed Texafrance series of bilingual recordings celebrating her love of French chansons and her Texas roots. "Paris, Texafrance (2008 ) joins "Texafrance" (1992) and "TexaFrance-Encore!" (2003). The music is a mix of classic Piaf and Trenet along with contemporary writers like Jesse Winchester and Daniel Lanois. The presentation is primarily acoustic, lots of piano, accordion, mandolin and guitar.
Her 1995 CD, "Underneath The Lone Star Sky" on Antone's/dos Records, climbed into the top twenty on the national Americana radio chart. She has appeared on Austin City Limits and The Texas Connection, written and performed her own "Don't Mess With Texas" ad and was featured in the popular Bluebell Ice Cream television commercial.
In 1996 Christine was voted female vocalist of the year at the Kerrville Music Awards. Originally from upstate New York and later Santa Fe, New Mexico, Christine moved to Austin, Texas in 1982. A committed community activist, she was co-founder of the Austin Songwriters Group and has served on the board of NARAS and The Austin Rape Crisis Center. Through her work on behalf of fellow sexual assault survivors, she has been a spokesperson for SafePlace and produced three successful fundraising concerts for the organization.
Christine Albert..."has it all: charm, authenticity, good material, true humility, beauty, talent, sex appeal, intelligence and on and on. A real class act." Austin Chronicle / Austin, Texas
is an artist-owned indie label in Austin Texas. Originally formed to release their own CDs, Christine Albert and Chris Gage have expanded the label to include other local talent. To visit their airplay direct pages and download tunes, click on the artist's names here: Abi Tapia
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