" Somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota there lived a young girl named Christina Rasch…" The singer-songwriter with a soulful voice was born the fourth of ten children into a musical family in the Black Hills area of Rapid City, South Dakota. There was always music in the house. It was within this creative atmosphere that at a very early age Christina found her calling as a singer. And by the time she was 8 years old, Christina had written her first song. From age 12 until she was 18 Christina, along with her sister Mary and her brother Bobby, performed nearly full time in the Rasch family’s touring bands, Family Affair and later Dust ‘N’ Roxx. Fast forward to 2006 … Having brought her South Dakota roots and musical gifts to a new life in Southern California, today Christina is continuing to follow her calling as a full time professional singer, songwriter and performer. Christina has plenty to say and so many ways to say it. Christina brings a wealth of professional accomplishments to this work, as well as to any project with which she is involved. Christina’s songwriting talents gave rise to collaborations with a number of noted songwriters. Heading this list is the noted Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, performer and producer, Mark Hudson. Her talents as a songwriter did not obscure Christina’s vocal gifts. In 1996 Christina toured much of the United States, Mexico and Central America, performing in such venues as Madison Square Garden as a backing vocalist for the then up-and-coming Tejano star Jose Manuel Figueroa. A year later she was singing backup for Figueroa’s famous father, Joan Sebastian, one of history’s most successful Mexican songwriters. In 1999 Christina signed a publishing contract with John Titta of Warner/Chappell. Over the following two years she wrote and recorded several new songs, and collaborated with songwriters such as Kevin Savigar, Jamie Houston and Dean Grakal. This year Christina also had a dream come true when she was selected to sing backgrounds on two Ringo Starr records, Vertical Man and I Wanna Be Santa Claus including the title track. In 2000 Christina began working for John Tesh’s independent label, Garden City Music/GTS Records. There, Christina worked in the “other side” of the music business, that being the business side. By the end of 2002 Christina expanded her role with Tesh by also becoming part of his band. She toured extensively with him as a featured backup vocalist, performing on national television shows such as Wayne Brady’s show and Tony Danza’s program. A highlight of Christina’s career occurred in 2003 when she produced Tesh’s Public Television concert special, Worship at Red Rocks, shot at the awe-inspiring Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, Colorado. On both the live CD and DVD of the concert that were released in 2004 – reaching the top 10 of Billboard’s Praise and Worship charts – Christina’s solo vocal performance of “I Can Only Imagine” has been cited as a zenith moment of the special. Christina continues to write and perform. Although she’s already a veteran in the entertainment business, yet Christina is of an age where some artists only get their start. And even with the wealth of her varied and impressive experience, Christina has only just begun to show what she’s really capable of.
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RadioIndy review of Christina Rasch's CD "Every Color Is Blue"
|POSTED BY: radioindy||POSTED ON: 11 Dec 2006 10:07 PM|
"Every Color Is Blue" features the outstanding vocals of Christina Rasch. The hook-filled songwriting, pro musicianship, and high quality production complement Christina's vocals, which lie somewhere between Mariah Carey and Sheryl Crow. The CD includes songs such as "Crying in My Sleep," which are pop/rock songs with hook-filled choruses. Furthermore, the CD includes songs with an excellent groove, such as "Remember When," which will have you moving. If you enjoy adult pop music featuring excellent female vocals, you'll love this CD. Pick up a copy today!