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Chrissy Coughlin - Look Ahead
2008, Chrissy Coughlin

Chrissy Coughlin calls wherever she happens to be her hometown. Having moved around a great deal as a child, Coughlin became adept at meeting new people and finding how situations work for her. This ease in transition comes across on her 2nd album, Look Ahead. Coughlin presents a musical traveling soul, with sounds/influences ranging from Sheryl Crow to Natalie Merchant to Lucinda Williams to Sarah McLachlan.

Woman's Day Magazine (One Good Thing)

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By Meredith Stebbins

Chrissy Coughlin, a new pop/rock artist busily promoting her recent album Look Ahead on the NYC and Boston circuit, hit our summer music craving spot on.

The Washington Post mp3 site

By Maria Villafina

There are many good songwriters and even more good singers striving to be noticed. Chrissy Coughlin has the talent to compete in both worlds.

A willowly blond with a great deal of confidence and poise, she is clear about her plans--to have ownership in everything that shapes the rest of her life. Her songs show her fragile side. And her skill in spinning a good yarn with a catchy hook makes it difficult to pick which cut on her debut album, "You Never Know", is the best.

The Washington Post.com

By Joe Heim

It can't be easy being a singer-songwriter and playing in bars and lounges where you're not even sure if the crowd is listening to you. But audiences would be well advised to listen closely to Chrissy Coughlin, a local singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice that reminds you of a cross between Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, and Natalie Merchant. That's an impressive trio to be compared with, but Coughlin is a gifted artist and her songwriting is top notch. "Hallelujah", a song she wrote addressing Sept. 11th, is as good as any written about the aftermath of that horrible day.

The Washington Times Magazine

By Paul Stelter

Chrissy's musical mark is not far off from a a sister-golden hair Lucinda Williams. Her designated single, "Don't Do it Alone,"off of her self-produced debut CD, You Never Know, gradually becomes a seductive pastoral drone thanks to self backing vocals punctuated by high coos and low moans. It resembles a Natalie Merchant with echoes of Rickie Lee Jones. Her September 11th tribute song is musically and lyrically the album's fullest song. Overall Coughlin does what most fall short of - establishing a true signature sound throughout her entire CD.

On Tap Magazine

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By Tom Peirce

Chrissy Coughlin strikes a pose on the CD's front cover: a blond bombshell ready to knock your lights out. The back photo, however, depicts her minstrel-like trudging down a path with her guitar case. Whichever pose best fits her personality, one thing is for certain, she's created an engaging, impressive freshman release.

Music Connection Magazine

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By Bob Leggett

Chrissy Coughlin’s songs go down easy, almost like a smooth broth. Self-assured and seasoned, her style is reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. Especially noteworthy are the songs “Holding Out” and “On With the Show,” which could be candidates for AAA radio. “Wait For You” is an excellent song to build on –– a relaxing piece that could be perfect for a TV teen drama.

Press Kit - Artist Information

Artist Information:

Chrissy has hit the music world with a bang. Virtually everyone who has been lucky enough to see her live or has purchased one of her CDs agrees that she is the real deal. The Washington Post describes her as a cross between Natalie Merchant, Joni Mitchell, and Rickie Lee Jones -a talent whose songwriting is top-notch.

In 2004, Chrissy was nominated as Pop artist of the year from The LA Music Awards a mere 3 months upon arriving in Los Angeles and her song "Don't Do it Alone" has been selected as part of a compilation CD of elite LA based female singer songwriters.

Music Connection Magazine has called Chrissy self-assured and seasoned with a style reminiscent of Sheryl Crow and Natalie Merchant. A performer full of raw energy, drive and motivation.

Chrissy has just finished up her CD titled,"Look Ahead", and it is already receiving accolades. She is currently playing out to support the record.

She shouldn't be missed.

Instrumentation

  • Chrissy Coughlin, vocals, guitar
  • Tim Pike, lead guitar
  • Brad Hallen, bass
  • Steve Bankuti, drums and percussion
  • Kent Allyn, piano
  • Cliff Spencer, organ

Discography

  • (2003) You Never Know
  • (2008) Look Ahead