At 25 years old and 5 feet tall, it’s hard to believe that such a powerful voice could come out of Michelle Citrin. “Jersey’s best kept secret” is hitting the folk rock scene hard and not letting the big kids stand in her way. Take the honest lyrics of the Indigo Girls, mix in the deliciously smooth style of Norah Jones, throw in some dreadlocks, and you get Michelle Citrin - the "lil grrl, with a big sound."
Fully independent from any record label, Michelle has sold thousands of copies of her self-produced EP, “Foursongsforyou”. Her engaging live performances and insightful lyrics have garnered rave reviews and numerous accolades, including being named one of Billboard Music's "Top Songwriters”, Great American Songwriting Honor, VH-1 Song of the Year finalist, and a finalist in Sony Music's “Future Rock Competition”. Extensive touring across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Israel has resulted in a rapidly growing, devoted grassroots fan base.
From NYU to Berkeley, Michelle’s songs can be heard on college campus and national public radio stations. Her captivating songs don’t stop where the airwaves end. Michelle's song, "If I Fall" can be heard in the background of A&E's hit show, "Rollergirls'' season finale - Spring, 2006. Michelle performed as a featured artist on Austin Music Television Network. Tracks from “Foursongsforyou” are featured on the soundtrack of several independent films, including 2003 NYC Film Festival best picture, “Wasteland”, and are featured on the upcoming TV reality show "True Lives." Complementing her screen debut, Michelle’s music video for her song "Dark Refrain" won first place at William Paterson University's annual film festival and took her to the 2001 Kudzu Film Festival. The music video for Michelle’s hit song “If I Fall” will be featured at upcoming film festivals and on music television channels nationwide.
Whether opening for pop star Michelle Branch or playing an intimate set at a coffeehouse in Melbourne, Australia, Michelle Citrin’s soulful voice, skillful guitar playing and upbeat, quirky antics capture the eyes and ears of her audience, leaving them with the feeling that they’re in the presence of someone who’s doing exactly what she’s meant to do. Michelle Citrin is living proof that size really doesn’t matter.
"An engaging performer full of boundness energy that channels itself through her skillful guitar playing"