Christine, a Madison, WI based singer-songwriter, has been performing locally and nationally since 2002. Her first CD, "Big Sky", released in 2003, revealed her penchant for poetry and her sense of place. Described as "musical poetry" and "stark", it reflected the years she spent writing poetry before ever picking up the guitar.
The Milwaukee Sheperd Express said "Big Sky" evokes "the bysgone whisperings of Joan Baez, Neil Young and even The Dead..her dreamy, poetic songs effectively weave the genres of country, folk and rock without getting mired in the land of neo-hippie cliche". In 2009 Christine released a four song EP. She is currently working on a second full-length album.
"Though she's from Ohio and currently resides in Madison, Costanzo favors the bare-bone melancholy musings of Appalachia, with a dash of Joni Mitchell's windswept Canada thrown in"... The Onion
Big Sky Review: "This is an atmospheric and rural-sounding debut by Costanzo. She has a clear, lovely voice and writes story-songs like Dar Williams does. The voices of her narrators are as strong as you can wish for... Costanzo has a very real talent and this is an intriguing first step." The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music
"...Costanzo evokes the bysgone whisperings of Joan Baez, Neil Young and even the Dead..her dreamy, poetic songs effectively weave the genres of country, folk and rock without getting mired in teh land of neo-hippie cliche." The Sheperd Express, Milwaukee
"This is a very beautiful piece of work ...dreamy, and often more like musical poetry, these are heartfelt soliloquies that are squarely focused on the center attraction: Costanzos voice and guitar..." RICKS CAFÉ, SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN
"(Costanzo's) playing and singing have the starkness of Gillian Welch. (She) has a beautiful voice that exudes a sense of weariness with a touch of hope. With an introspective streak a mile wide...(she) lets her music invite you into her world..." The Green Man Review
"Costanzo plays acoustic guitar and sings earnest songs packed with lyrics about the heart...her voice recalls that of smoky-smooth Cowboy Junkies vocalist Margo Timmins..." The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
"Costanzo draws heavily from her youth at the foot of the Appalachians in portraying (her) travels through life and love...(Big Sky) rises and falls on Costanzo's breathy voice and yearning narrative." Isthmus, Madison, Wi
Venues that Christine has played include: Mother Fools, Madison,WI; Cafe Montmartre, Madison, WI; Madison Songwriter's Group, Madison, WI; Folk on State, Madison, WI; Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse, Madison, WI; Bremen Cafe, Milwaukee, WI; The Mill, Iowa City, IA; Uncommon Ground, Chicago, IL; Little Brother's, Columbus, OH; CB's Gallery, NY,NY; The C-Note, NY, NY; Rock-N-Soul, Boulder, CO, Genghis Cohen, LA, CA; The Coffee Gallery, LA, CA, The Gingko Coffeehouse, St. Paul, MN, The Bazaar Cafe, San Francisco, CA.