Christine Rosander (from the album Been a Long Time)
Before she launches into the recent album release Been a Long Time, Christine Rosander introduces a major inspiration in her life and her music; her mother. The first track, “Honey for the Soul”, strums its way into Been a Long Time, describing the woman while touching on the gifts handed down from mother to daughter. Christine Rosander feels that ‘my mom’s spirit came through in the writing of this song. It’s truly a gift to me. It captures her elegance and beauty and is a celebration of all she taught me about music and the sweetness of life”. A tribute to the love and lessons of her childhood continue as Christine Rosander borders the album with another thank you note in the gentle piano ramblings of the final track, “You Made Me Who I Am”, framing the album with her personal appreciation for the music, and setting the stage for the emotions that walk the halls of Been a Long Time.
Growing up in Northern California, Christine Rosander’s musical journey started with church and classical piano lessons that began at age four. She complemented her training with Pop and Jazz studies, receiving a Masters degree from USC for Jazz performance. She has given back as a music teacher for twenty years, coming out of personal life hurdles with a new resolve and a satchel full of stories. The songs of Christine Rosander allow their tales a confessional tone as Been a Long Time lays down a backbeat on a barrelhouse piano to remind “That’s How the Story Goes”, watches dignity fade in abuse as life again begins, rising up on “Soul and Bone”, and bids goodbye to a physical presence as “Love Remains” finds forever in her heart. Been a Long Time quietly puts a bluesy Jazz under the memories of the title track, wanders along a rhythmic sway for the admissions of “Hard Habit”, and whispers a request with “Love Me the Way I Am” as Christine Rosander finds a child buried in her adult form with “Inside This Body” and forces herself forward through shattered dreams with the wishes of “I Wanna Be”.
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