Every now and then a voice comes along that is so powerful, so transfixing, it will silence the room and vibrate through your body in a way that lets you know you are witnessing something special. This is what happens when Chrissi Poland takes the stage.
Drawing comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Carole King and Joan Osborne, her songs have appeared on the HBO, ABC and NBC and Bravo networks, and most recently her song "Possible" was chosen for a Bare Minerals commercial campaign in the U.K. A multi-instrumentalist, Chrissi has worked and performed with an array of artists and icons including Lady Gaga, Bette Midler, Nile Rodgers, Marc Cohn, Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, Sting, Moby, Smokey Robinson and Kenny Loggins.
She has recently released her fourth studio album entitled Waking Hour and has a new EP in the works for 2018.
In a recent review, John Barry of The Poughkeepsie Journal writes: “She crafts original tunes that harness soul; rhythm and blues; and rock. And she wraps it all up in reflective lyrics that give the music thrust and momentum, without sacrificing any tenderness.”
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