MP3 Christine DeLeon - January Hiding
Lyrical and melodic with layered harmonies and thought provoking lyrics. Sometimes mellow, sometimes peppy, always pleasing.
11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: like Joni, EASY LISTENING: Crooners/Vocals
Raised in Northern New Jersey, Christine has always had a deep dedication to music. In fact, very first memories of her childhood were of being captivated by the sounds coming from the radio. Both her mom and grandmother (no, not the one in the song) handed down an artistic drive and ability that fostered that curiosity. Upon discovering the joys brought through singing, she gravitated toward her family''s church where she was a member of the children’s choir. Even after a cautious warning by a mentor for being overly zealous (not being able to refrain from dancing), Christine knew that music was in her life to stay.
Throughout adolescent years, Christine dove full force into any musical activity she could find while cultivating her skills and becoming accustomed to sharing her affinity for song with large and small audiences alike. At the age of 14, she began to teach herself to play guitar as a means of accompanying herself. Later on, a few formal lessons (a wise gift from her dad) provided the basics of finger picking as well. It was around the age of 17 that she began songwriting.
After devoting much of her adult life to expanding those songwriting skills, she recently felt ready to share her creativity on a large scale, leading to the recording of her 2007 CD "January Hiding" featuring her reflections on a wide range of subjects, including relationships, memorable childhood moments and the tragedy of September 11th.