KRIS KITKO
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"A Name That Will Go Far"

Kitko’s newest effort shows what one can do with only a guitar and a (pretty) voice. This may be a short album, with only six songs, but she’s sure to get a hold of you with her sometimes smooth, sometimes energetic folk-rock sounds.

The very first track, Row Your Boat, very energetic, is also very catching and certainly has the makings of a hit. The rest of the album, keeps you going all the way.

She has no reason to envy anyone else’s talents. I’d much rather listen to Kitko for a day than to most of what the radio plays. As far as comparing her to other female solo performers, she should be considered with the Alanis Morissettes and Arica Roses of this world.

A very nice effort, well-written, well-performed and well-produced. Remember her name as Kitko is one who will be going far.



- Guitar Noise, Sept. 2003


"Kitko Has Musical Superpowers"

Kitko is an easygoing performer who charms her audience with an eclectic set. She displays several superpowers, including some astounding picking skills. Her fingers fly across the guitar faster than a hummingbird. In the time-honored folk tradition, she's got her share of songs with a political edge, but she combines them with her disarming sense of humor. Kitko has considerable talent..."

- Chicago Tribune, 2003


"Most Promising Debut in 2002"

Easily the most promising debut in 2002 is the self-titled six-song EP by Kristin Kitko (www.kitko.org). Kitko turns childhood songs into the most amorous invitation of the season on 'Row Your Boat.' She turns confession into an art form with acoustic guitar and harmonica folk flair on 'No One Knew.' 'The Bitch Song,' has anthem written all over it. And finally 'Alphabet Soup' is an instant classic."


- Windy City Times, Dec. 25, 2002


Discography

Krissy Made A Funny (2009)
i am not wal-mart (2008)
kitko (2003)
Who Let the Fly In? (children's, 2005 & 1990)
Kitko (2003)
Idlewild (1994)

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Performances:
*Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music
*Woman Song Festival
*Celebration of Women & Their Music, Fargo
*Colleges & Universities nationally
*Coffee houses nationally
*Pride Fests nationally
*Fundraisers nationally (YWCA, Humane Society, Abused Adult centers, arts organizations)
*Women's Studies programs nationally
*We Rise Women's Lobby Day, Bismarck
*Vagina Monologues
*Take Back the Night Marches
*Banquets, conferences

Kris Kitko has shared the stage with artists as diverse as  Angie Stevens, Scott Free, and Chuck Suchy. She has been featured on Prairie Public Radio, Minnesota Public Radio, Laney Goodmans' "Women in Music," Windy City Radio, lots of live radio & TV appearances and on podcasts around the globe.

Kitko's self-titled CD debut was named "Debut of the Year" by Windy City Times. Her follow-up CDs, "I Am Not Wal-Mart" and "Krissy Made A Funny" are having critics warn that you'll be on your feet cheering before she's done with you.

Guitar Noise predicts that "Kitko is a name that will go far," and it's looking as though she's on her way.