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Christine Albert - Paris, Texafance   (2008)

"Albert’s voice can haunt; this is a beautifully performed collection."   
       Buddy Magazine

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PARIS, TEXAFRANCE   Austin Woman    September 2008
A true chanteuse, Christine Albert has a beautiful voice made for singing French love songs...read more here 

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE   Sing Out!    Summer 2008    Vol. 54  #2
Image this: growing up in upstate New York with a French grandmother and a Swiss mother.  Christine Albert found herself surrounded by the music of Parisian café society and its beloved songstress Edith Piaf.  When she moved to Santa Fe ...read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE   Austin Chronicle - by Margaret Moser  May 16, 2008
Texas Platters   -    Girlie Action
Paris, Texafrance (MoonHouse) is Christine Albert's third recording in her utterly charming series of French songs recorded in Texas, accompanied by husband/partner Chris Gage whose production polishes this little gem....read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE  3rd Coast Music by John Conquest  May 2008
Whether there’s a real American market for chansons, or just for anything by the possessor of one of the best and purest female voices in Austin, is a moot point, either way, Albert’s bilingual trilogy celebrating her French heritage is certainly idiosyncratic....read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE  The Run-off Groove  by John Book  June 2008
Christine Albert has brought together her love of Texas with her French roots and has come up with an album that is sure to be favored by more adventurous Americana listeners. Paris, Texafrance (Moonhouse Records) is an album full of great country, bluegrass, and folk, some of it sounding like it comes from a time long gone and yet still very familiar to anyone who listens to these styles....read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE   Buddy Magazine by Tom Geddie  May 2008
Christine Albert has a love affair, it seems, with all things French.  Which is no surprise to her partner and willing accomplice Chris Gage.  Both have been successful solo artists.  Together as Albert & Gage, the Austin couple makes some fine music of its own and does the occasional (and almost always top-notch) special project for other musicians on the in-house MoonHouse Records label....read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE  Music Road Blogspot  by Kerry Dexter   April 2008
“Europe is in my blood and Texas is in my soul,” says Christine Albert in the liner notes of Paris, Texafrance. Texafrance is the term Albert came up with to name that deep connection more than a dozen years ago....read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE  Folkwax by Arthur Wood  May 2008
The Piaf-Inspired Journey Continues
Christine Albert's ancestors on her mother's side can be traced back to France and Switzerland, so it's hardly a stretch to conclude that Albert should be influenced by the music of la belle France.... read more here

PARIS, TEXAFRANCE  Le Cri du Coyote - (France)   by Bernard Boyat  June 2008
De temps en temps, les membres du duo marital Albert & Gage reprennent leur autonomie musicale et c’est ce que fait Christine avec cet album, produit quand même par son époux. Si l’on n’est pas familier avec sa carrière....read more here

Christine Albert - Texafance - Encore!  (2003)

"Musical magic happens as Christine switches from French to English in these irresistible songs." New Texas Magazine

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TEXAFRANCE - ENCORE!    Austin Chronicle - by Margaret Moser  Feb 21, 2003
"When  South by Southwest was held at the Hyatt, Christine Albert once landed a showcase in the hotel's atrium bar, an acoustically wretched space cavernously rising 17 floors to the top of the building. Yet hearing Albert singing "La Vie en Rose" from the 15th floor was as memorable as any conference moment this writer recalls.....read the rest here

TEXAFRANCE - ENCORE!  New Texas Magazine - by Lynne Thompson   Feb. 2003
"Christine Albert, local vocalist and guitar-playing legend, has released TexaFrance-Encore! (MoonHouse Records) – a collection of romantic French songs and ballads delivered in Christine’s emotive and charming voice.....read the rest here

TEXAFRANCE - ENCORE!   Dirty Linen - by Kerry Dexter  Aug/Sept 2003 #107
"Christine Albert does a fine job of blending her southwestern singer/songwriter interests with her family’s native roots in France and Switzerland on her second recording exploring these connections... read the rest here

TEXAFRANCE - ENCORE!   Sing Out! - by VKH  Fall 2003 - Vol. 47 #3
"Christine Albert is an Austin, Texas mainstay, having started the Austin Songwriters Group, participated in several community organizations, and acted as a mentor to Austin newbies....read the rest here

Christine Albert - Texafance (1992)

"Never committing fully to either country or cabaret, Albert has deftly created a whole new musical category of her own."  Music City Texas

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TEXAFRANCE  Austin Chronicle - by Margaret Moser  March 1992
"The concept of melding the airy passion of Edith Piaf with the Texas honky-tonk tradition sounds like Monty Python source material, but Albert’s achy, crystal voice sounds so good in both languages that this project doesn’t just float – it flies in spots.....read the rest here

TEXAFRANCE  Music City Texas - by John Conquest   Jan. 1992
"Raised in a French-speaking household, Albert majored in music and languages and wound up singing country music in Texas, so this bilingual album (all the songs have French and English lyrics) pulls together some major strands in her life and does it all with class and style.....read the rest here

TEXAFRANCE  Austin American-Statesman - by John T. Davis   Jan. 1992
"Well, smoke my Gitanes.  Somebody has finally rescued French from the hands of poetry majors and snooty waiters, and put it where it belongs - to music...read the rest here