music + classes

Concert at PRESSED in Ottawa on January 15, 2017 starting at 7 p.m.

chriscross is the duo of songwriters Chris MacLean and Christine Graves. Both artists have blended Canadiana and world folk traditions in their work as solo artists and with the respective ensembles Galitcha, Frida’s Brow and Malaika for over 20 years. Now they bring together their talents in an intimate show. The two will be joined by Brian Dubbeldam on guitar and Pat Maher on bass. Tickets, $15, are available in advance at OR at the door.

It will be a cozy house-concert-style show - only 65 seats maximum. Come and enjoy the great food at PRESSED…. and they have a good selection of beer and wine - featuring some local breweries.

Wreckless Daughter CD
‘wreckless daughter’, the fourth CD by Canadian contemporary-roots songwriter Christine Graves, has been released on her own label, Brave Music. For copies of the CD by mail, contact Christine from the contact page.

Wreckless Daughter ***1/2 (out of possible 4!)

“…delightful and continually surprising…”           
Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

“…a brilliant fusion of folk and jazz combined with emotionally searing lyrics.”
Denis Armstong, The Ottawa Sun

This new collection of 11 songs touches universal themes like love, habitat and human conflict. On the tender title track, ‘wreckless daughter’, Christine’s heart breaks a little. When she mends it, uplifting songs like ‘chickadeesong’ dot the recording. Creating a distinctly indie-folk sound, Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Jim Bryson, Melwood Cutlery) co-produced the CD. Draves adds keyboards to the mix of acoustic, electric & slide guitars, bass, harmony vocals and percussion. Go to discs to hear samples and download free MP3’s from previous releases.


Winter 2017
CLASSES: Fridays 1:30-2:30 starting January 20th.
COST:$62 for four weeks. Drop in with permission $25
LOCATION: 35 Beechwood Ave., 3rd floor studio.
REGISTRATION: Please call 613-316-5357 or contact me by the contact page. Pre-payment to guarantee your space is required; Class size is limited.
September & fall 2016
CLASSES: Fridays 1:30-2:30 starting September 9 to […]

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