Kirstie Kraus | Brat Fest
Memorial Day Weekend: Madison WI

Kirstie Kraus

Saturday, May 25 | Country | MYPAF Island Stage | 5:10pm–5:50pm

Website: Kirstie Kraus

Hailing from the Midwest, Kirstie Kraus moved to Nashville in 2017 to further pursue her flourishing career as a solo recording artist and songwriter following her time in the country-rock band Thirsty Jones (her fans are now nicknamed Thirsties as an homage to that period and a fun rhyming play on words to her name). Kirstie’s music style is an original mix of Blues, Pop, Rock and Country with funky bass lines bubbling under the surface.

Since permanently relocating to Music City, Kirstie has toured across the US and opened for some of country’s biggest stars including Thomas Rhett, Kip Moore, LANCO, Eric Paslay, Brandy Clark, Walker Hayes, The Cadillac Three, Pam Tills, Brothers Osborne, and Randy Houser to name a few. In 2023 her breakout year in the UK arrived with her playing the coveted C2C Festival at the O2 Arena in London. Her fanbase in Britain has grown considerably and her name further rose up the ranks thanks to her collaboration with rising UK artist Thomas Kavanagh on the single ‘Who Am I Gonna Love’ which has had support from Apple Music, Absolute Radio, BBC Introducing, CountryLine Radio and many more outlets.

2023’s growing success built on a standout 2022, which saw Kirstie Kraus releasing her debut album ‘Yes You Can’ which she supported with a six-month headline tour across America – the LP comprised 11 tracks including the hit singles ‘Bird’, ‘Thirsty’, and ‘Silver’. The LP was a roaring success and earned Kraus multiple accolades such as 7x nominations at the Best of Women of Country, and Josie Music Awards (the largest independent music award show).

Having been writing and playing music since age 11, Kirstie Kraus understands the nuances of her vocals and through that, she is able to create songs that showcase her abilities and complement the tone she has. You only have to take a look at her back catalog and industry support to see that country music is where she belongs and that she is an artist who is rightly taking Nashville by storm.

“My music is uplifting and it has its own unique sound that compiles a mixture of bluesy pop rock undertones with funky bass lines” – Kirstie Kraus

Currently, Kirstie Kraus is recording new music with renowned producer BMG Dolby Atmos Jeff Huskins at Stage Studio in Nashville and is continuing her role as host on Enter the Atmosphere (Dolby Atmos Podcast out of BMG Studio A), CountryLine, The Backstage Pass and Live In The Living Room.


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