Christie Simmons

Christie sings, plays whistles, flute and guitar. She is a rare thing among the members of this band: a native Calgarian. Christie is also a former highland piper which she took up ostensibly to offset her sister's interest in opera.

A lover of all manner of folk roots music, Christie has been particularly influenced by the music of Gillian Welch.

 In 2010 Christie released Winnie's Song, her first CD of original songs.  A very literate and literary songwriter, Christie has a rich voice that is equally at home in harmony as well as melody.  Her voice is an integral part of the three and four part harmonies that has become a trademark of My Son Ted.

Christie plays a Santa Cruz Guitar and uses D'Addario Strings.