In 2014, after six spiritually formative years living in California, singer-songwriter Christina Eltrevoog returned to her hometown in rural Illinois where she became re-acquainted with a friend from adolescence – Matthew Pittman, who had been playing with various musical groups throughout the state for the past several years. In early 2017, the pair began performing one another’s songs as an acoustic duo titled Michael & Christina Marie (MMCM). They have been collaborating ever since, writing and performing throughout the United States.
Emerging from their mutual roots in the midwest, MMCM engages audiences from the heartland to the coasts with honest songs expressed in harmonically-rich layers of voices and strings. They approach music with reverence to moment, regard for the past, and exploration of the future. MMCM will their release their first album in late 2019.
The music that comes out of me isn’t party music. I’d certainly make party music if it could come from a genuine place. No, I find the songs I write are most enjoyed by those who are hurting and questioning; those who hunger for hope and thirst for peace and seek to change. — CM
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Words from Others
I have curated Chicago Acoustic Underground for over 12 years and in that time have presented dozens of duos. ‘Matthew Michael and Christina Marie’ are one of the top three Duos that have ever been on the show. The blending of their voices and instruments is flawless.
— Michael Teach, Founder of Chicago Acoustic Underground