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Book Press:

“…tender and compassionate…Couture knows, perhaps better than any of us, the stories that truly matter — the ones that force us into spaces that may be uncomfortable, but deepen our capacity for compassion, and our understanding of different perspectives. – Christina Vardanis Best Health Magazine

“A beautiful, profound, and moving memoir…This memoir hits so hard. My emotions were a rollercoaster…nothing short of inspiring. This book will be a comfort to those living in the throes of grief. It will break you and put you back together again.” @BookALong

“Christa’s prose, it turns out, is much like her songwriting – marked by beautifully-rendered snapshots of grief in all of its forms …It’s hard to account for why Christa’s art, which derives from the depths of despair and hopelessness, is so fantastically undepressing to read or listen to …” – Heather Kitching, Roots Music Canada

“…deep psychological insight and a compassionate but never sentimental regard for all of us, the flawed human beings who jostle together in this world of loss.” – Tom Sandborn, Vancouver Sun

“By exposing her greatest sources of grief, Couture shows that there is love and healing to be found in memory. The book doesn’t shy away from the ugly parts of trauma: the mindlessness, the selfishness, the tears, and snot. It embraces and cares for every part of it.” – Quill & Quire

“This is a personal, poignant, and amazingly funny memoir about grief, resilience, and the redemptive power of music. A must-read.” – Grant Lawrence, North Shore News

Music Press:


“after seeing her live once, you’ll want to see her again.”

“Christa Couture’s set was a lesson in rapt attentiveness.”

(EP, March 20, 2020)

“Safe Harbour is anything but safe: the daring six-track release is full of risks, both lyrically and sonically… an honest, entertaining journey” Exclaim!

“As always, this wonderful talent delivers beautiful, hypnotic melodies and vocal harmonies to wrap around and tuck carefully under your pillow as the dark night descends.” Lonesome Highway, Ireland

“Bound to bring a sense of well being in a pandemic world…The writing is some of her best.” PostMedia


(LP, April 15, 2016)

“A brilliant career-defining project.” The Whole Note

“Couture is a spectacularly good songwriter; but it’s her voice and delivery that sets her apart from everyone else in the field.” Rocking Magpie

“An honest, musically rich album that is instantly likeable.” Penny Black Music

“If you go for fine song writing with real bite, heartfelt cutting vocals and classy but understated musicians then this is for you.” NE:MM

(LP, September 6, 2012)

“Best of 2012” picks: CBC Music, The Georgia Straight, Corby’s Orbit.

“my favourite listen of the year so far”
Lonesome Highway, Ireland

“…criminally underrated singer-songwriter”
The Georgia Straight

“a remarkable chanteuse, singing superb material, tastefully arranged and produced. Couture’s voice floats over the album’s pop-roots foundations like a butterfly over a garden. Some reviewers hear Jane Siberry, Joni Mitchell; Tori Amos might also come to mind at points. But that’s merely a way of saying Couture’s work has the combination of accessibility, and emotional depth such thoughtful writers have in common.”
Roots Music Canada

“It helps to have writing chops hot enough to entice the likes of Jim Byrnes to duet with you on the charming Paper Anniversary… the lyric recounts the depth of enduring romance in a way that puts the song firmly in the territory of some of those great Second World War classics like I’ll Be Seeing You.”
The Province

“a breathtakingly beautiful record about moving on from loss and letting the light back in… Indeed, there’s something jubilant about the lush, cinematic soundscapes and what they bring out in Christa’s voice.”
Uptown Magazine

“A nimbly shuffling roots-rock number finds the B.C.-based songstress freely spirited and alive and well…”
Essential Tracks, Globe & Mail

“Couture shines with inspiration and perseverance. She brings change to those that need it, and a complex sound to those that love the art of folk-style storytelling.”
Regina Leader Post