'The Independent Music Show Magazine' January 2023 | Page 4

Born: Simleul Silvanie, Romania 26 November 1989 Now: Woodstock, New York.

Kristen gravitated towards music, mostly guitar driven music, at an early age....preferring a healthy dose of music videos mixed in with the normal kids intake of cartoons and Disney. Even though there was a wide variety of music being played around the house, classical, Motown, oldies, show tunes, etc., it was becoming increasingly more apparent that hard driving, melodic and powerful guitar based music was going to be her musical direction.

Fast Forward: 2016...Kristen has already shared the stage with some incredible names such as Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, Bret Michaels, Wyclef Jean, Kenny Greenberg, Michael Schenker Group, Les Paul, James Burton and Al DiMeola. Kristen's Vocal Coach; Don Lawrence whose resume includes such talent as Mick Jagger, Bono, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett just goes to show you that her career is a force to be reckoned with and a voice, stage presence and electric performance to be enjoyed by all!

The level and quality of endorsement deals Kristen has from such companies such as Gibson Guitars, Epiphone Guitars, PRS Guitars, D'Addario Strings, Eminence Speakers and Wampler Guitar Pedals are quite impressive and her reputation in the industry is one that surpasses most. And she has the resume and relationships to prove it! Kristen is featured in 2 full length documentaries about the greatest guitar players. In TURN IT UP she is featured between Les Paul and Slash. In SHE ROCKS you will see that she is included in a group of the greatest female guitarists.


"Kristen is a truly electrifying performer. When she has a guitar in her hands, she explodes with music, smiles, inspiration, and the pure joy of the white-hot guitar solo, and everyone in the room is reminded why they love the electric guitar is. It's always a thrill to watch her play." Jude Gold | Director - Guitar Program (GIT)

"Kristen is just the greatest, pure rock"

Paul Antonell, Owner | Clubhouse Studio

"Kristen is that rare combination of technical ability,

musicality, power, passion and sheer joy, love and

enthusiasm for music. She gets it, mind, body, heart

and soul, she has all the tools to go far, the sky's limit."

Pete Hopkinson (Petey Hop)

"Kristen's a true natural...like she was born with guitar

and pick in hand ... awesome!" Mike Sciotto