Interview by Scott Preston
Chrissy’s seasoned voice coupled with her warm personality are an unstoppable combination. She calls to mind Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant with tinges of Rickie Lee Jones and Lucinda Williams.
And 2008 was a good year for this New York City based singer-songwriter. The winter was full of excitement moving to and ‘officially’ becoming a ‘New Yorker’, the spring welcomed the release her new CD, Look Ahead, and the summer and fall were chock full of performances to support her new release. 2009 is poised to look even brighter.
Raised in numerous places including Detroit, Kansas City, and Washington DC, Chrissy is no stranger to moving around and making things work for her. Her ease with meeting people from all different walks of life through her travels throughout the country and the world has afforded her the ability to translate those experiences into intensely thoughtful songs.
Cincy Groove: What have been some highlights for you over the past year?
Chrissy Coughlin: Definitely the release of my second album, Look Ahead. I also moved to New York City right before the album came out. A lot of exciting things were happening all at once. I moved down here to help promote the album and start playing out in the city. My brother telling me that he and his wife were going to have a baby for the first time was pretty exciting, I’m a first time aunt. We are really close so it was some pretty awesome news. I also had a couple incredible gigs at a venue here in NYC at a place called the Living Room. Read more