With a voice as powerful as it is sultry and sweet, singer/songwriter Christine Sweeney deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion to create her version of indie blues pop. Her sometimes gritty, sometimes sugary vocals soar over a rhythmic guitar to build songs that are heavily focused on the feel of the lyrics, but also illustrate that she's no stranger to complexities in harmony.
After graduating from SUNY New Paltz, Christine has built a reputation as a veteran performer throughout her native Long Island. She has performed at Live in the Lobby in Patchogue and at The Folk Music Society of Huntington's Hard Luck Cafe as well as opened for national acts like China Crisis and Nine Days. Christine has also been featured on WUSB 90.1FM Stony Brook, WCWP 88.1 LIU Post Radio, WMSC 90.3 Montclair, and http://www.radionowhere903.com. Folk DJ Joltin Joe Pszonek (of Radio Nowhere) described her as a singer/songwriter who "will seduce you with her voice and then belt you with the blues. Her intelligent songwriting skills reveal a strong understanding of life and love. Streetwise with a tender heart, Christine is on my list of up and coming talents!”
Her recordings include"Live at the Bitter End" recorded with bandmate Dave Ferro and Lune et Lumière featuring her full band, Christine Sweeney and the Dirty Stayouts.
Christine Sweeney is currently working on a new acoustic EP and has recently been accepted to take part in Grassy Hill Emerging Artists Stage at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in 2017. Visit her tour page for where she'll be playing next, follow her at Twitter / Instagram @sweenmusic, or subscribe and watch some videos at www.youtube.com/christinesweeneyvids!
Christine Sweeney & The Dirty Stayouts
Her band, Christine Sweeney and the Dirty Stayouts, fell into place one by one in 2012 after her acoustic EP "Live at the Bitter End" was recorded. CS & The Dirty Stayouts has been described as a fun 5 piece indie/blues/pop group that has been compared to blues group Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The band features Mike Walsh on bass, Dave Ferro on guitar/organs, and Samantha Kantor on backing vocals/piano. Lune et Lumière, their freshman release, can be purchased online and at all live shows.
Photographer: Luke Delahanty