“...A STIRRING COMBINATION OF MUSIC & SOCIAL JUSTICE... ”
Kristen Graves is a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield, Connecticut who was recently listed as part of the “new generation of folk music” in the New York Times and had a recent mention in Rolling Stone for her participation in the compilation album, 'Buy This Fracking Album', produced by Movement Music Records.
With catchy songs, a penchant for story telling, and inspiring lyrics, Kristen delights audiences across the country.
Constantly traveling and touring, Kristen plays nearly 200 shows per year having shared stages with Rusted Root, Dar Williams, David Amram, Noel (Paul) Stookey, Guy Davis, Peter Yarrow, Harry Belafonte and the late Pete Seeger.
Kristen has six albums and two EPs to her credit. Her newest release, Now Ain’t the Time for Tears, is available on iTunes.
In addition to her touring and recording schedule, Kristen makes sure that there is always time to be part of the humanitarian organizations whose work she admires and is inspired by. Spending months living and working with Simply Smiles in Mexico and on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota creates the signature chemistry of Kristen’s performances: a stirring combination of music and justice.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2017: Finalist in Songs for Social Change, National Songwriting Competition
2015: Activist Artist recognition from Sankofa.org
2014: Now Ain't The Time For Tears Released
2013: Connecticut State Troubadour (2013-2015)
2012: Slow Down EP Released
2011: O Holy Night Released
2011: Lay It Down EP Released
2010: Singing For Hope Released
2008: Stay Released
2004: Don't Look Back Released
2002: Paradise Exists Released
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“There’s always room for Kristen [Graves] on Better CT! There are very few people that come on stage with just a guitar and sing, no back-up, no nothing, just an amazing voice; Kristen Graves is that gifted performer.” ~Scot Haney, Host of Better Connecticut
“There’s a reason that Pete Seeger admired Kristen’s spirit as well as her gifts: she is an artist who transcends categories and whose music is for everybody.” ~David Amram
"Spectacular!" ~Peter Yarrow, Peter, Paul & Mary