"We are all Angels of War," Christine Martucci would tell you as she marches triumphantly to the release of her fourth studio album Angels of War. Raised by a military father and feminist mother, Christine is no stranger to adversity. Her autobiographical EP tells tales of her struggles to find solace as a lesbian during her 10-year stint in the US Army at the height of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" period, to her battle to recover and regain sanity after an attempt to take her own life, to her spiritual awakening, and finally - to finding peace.
Christine was raised in the small town of Readington, NJ. Throughout her life she looked to music as her comfort and escape. Over the past decade, she has refined a style that marries both raw grit and tender warmth akin to Janis Joplin and Chrissie Hynde. She has cultivated a home for herself within the historic music scene of Asbury Park and her grass-roots following of loyal supporters have dubbed themselves the "Tucci Train". Christine has opened for national recording acts including Gavin DeGraw, Michele Branch, Patty Smythe and Scandal, and Mountain.
Most recently, she teamed up with two time Grammy Award Winner Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker, Hilary Duff, Roger Daltrey) and Brielle Brown (Gedeon Luke, Jacquie Lee). Together they wrote the confessional Angels of War over a four-month period. Topping off the record are two songs co-written by renowned songwriter Charlie Midnight (James Brown, Joni Mitchell, Joe Cocker). The EP was recorded live at Shorefire Recording Studios in Long Branch, NJ and produced by Swersky. It features the musicianship of Steve Holley (Paul McCartney and The Wings) on drums, Vincent Mascolo (Tunnels to Holland), and top NYC session keyboardist Alan Markley.
At the root of Angels of War is a story of survival, resilience, and love. It's an honest portrayal of a woman who served her country and is now serving her heart.
Angels of War will be released in April 2015.