I'm Christie -- a born-and-bred, Calgarian with 3 kids, 2 dogs, 1 bird, a fine husband and a large, untamed and loving family. I am lucky that music has always been my faithful companion. As a songwriter it's my challenge and delight to write music that speaks to the joys of the mundane and the magical and to the soft underbelly of life. I have been raised among colourful characters, visual artists and writers who knit a lifeline with their words. They -- and Alberta, this magnificent province I call home -- permeate me and shape my songs.