Trio featuring Jefferson Hamer (Session Americana,The Murphy Beds) and Shane Leonard (Field Report)
Kristin combines award-winning songwriting and percussive dance in performances that have been heralded “inventive” by the New Yorker and “haunting” by NPR’s Folk Alley. Since coming of age with two of America’s most beloved traditional music ensembles (Uncle Earl and the clogging company Footworks) as well as the "folk noir" songwriting trio Sometymes Why (with Aoife O'Donovan and Ruth Ungar), Kristin has turned her deep knowledge of timeless roots music into a knack for creating original songs with a similar kind of staying power.
Following the release of her second solo album Gondolier, Kristin toured solo in support of Black Prairie, Dawn Landes, Aoife O’Donovan, Mipso and Noam Pikelny. This spring, she'll share works-in-progress from new recording made with guitarist Chris Eldridge and producer, percussionist and banjo player Shane Leonard. The northeast tour will feature Leonard (of Field Report) as well as long-time collaborator and New York-based singer, guitarist and BBC Folk Award winner Jefferson Hamer (of Session Americana & the Murphy Beds).
Now based in Nashville, Kristin has become a respected voice in songwriter circles, with music recently heard on Showtime’s The Affair and ABC’s Nashville and songs co-written with or covered by Elephant Revival, Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, Caitlin Canty, Michaela Anne, Joy Kills Sorrow, The Sweetback Sisters, Laura Cortese and Peter Stampfel. Her song “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes” hit #1 on the kids' music radio charts and has been covered by dozens of artists ranging from Tyne Daly to high school marching bands. Kristin has been a featured performer on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion; her dancing feet have been heard in the film Cedar Rapids; and NPR's Mountain Stage chose her 2015 performance as one of year's ten best.
"More than powerful... haunting imagery and thought-provoking lyrics"
– Folk Alley
“Beautiful and intricate, showcasing her immense understanding of how a folk song should be arranged.”
“She deserves major stages on which to clog, smile, play and sing.”
– Pop Matters’ “Top 10 Up-and- Coming Artists from Americana Fest 2015”
“Gondolier is a beautiful piece of art.”
– Sirius XM
Sprouting from a small farm in rural Massachusetts, the Green Sisters have had a deep love of music from birth. They’ve been playing venues in Massachusetts and New Hampshire regularly for two years and have garnered quite the following. It’s hard to not to smile when treated with their tight harmonies, high energy tunes, and jovial banter.
The four gals get together to play as often as they can. They revel in each other’s company, and jump easily from bluegrass to barbershop to quirky original tunes, with everything in between. Hope you enjoy the show!