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These songs suggest a sensual simplicity. Meditative, inspirational, and reflective, they transform seemingly simple content into sounds that audiences can easily listen and relate to. Influences include Natacha Atlas, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Catpower, Dido, Chris Isaak, and Mazzy Star.


In 1995, singer-songwriter Krista Lewandowski lived a half hour outside of Milwaukee in the birthplace of Les Paul; that is, Waukesha, Wisconsin, where she attended high school where The BoDeans and Olympic Hamm brothers attended school. Her sophomore year of school, she bought her first electric-acoustic guitar during a time of rather boring mononucleosis. To this day, friends fondly remember her “blue” guitar. Krista began teaching herself to play with the assistance of some rather musical peers. She attended prom with singer-songwriter Hayward Williams, and as early as middle school, was influenced and inspired by peer, singer-songwriter, and WAMI winner, Ryan McIntyre.

Winning the freshman talent showcase at UW-Green Bay only fueled her fire, and she packed her bags to complete her Secondary English Education degree in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she frequented poetry nights, and acoustic open mics, and played shows at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn, Tai Joes’s, the MIAD union, ReJo’s, Riverwest Commons, the Miramar Theatre, and Bremen Café. In 2004 Krista was ready for a bigger fish bowl, and relocated to Cicero, Illinois, right outside of Chicago, and briefly hosted a monthly acoustic night at Chicago’s RedEyes Coffee. She has played shows at both Phyllis’ Musical Inn and The Heartland Cafe in Chicago.

From early on, her single acoustic endeavors have been likened to Mazzy Star, while musical collaboration with John Hinzmann, studio designer for Tanner-Monagle, “Music Picture Post” studios in Milwaukee, remind some of The Doors. Her strengths lie in her vocals, lyrics, and songwriting, and genres include acoustic, acoustic-rock, folk, folk-rock, folk-pop, blues, and down-temp.

Krista has just submitted 8 songs to Bugsy X of XFacta Films, an independent filmmaker in Milwaukee, for his upcoming film, “Crazy N Love.” Krista is also acting in a small role in this film. Bugsy X has completed a documentary entitled, “A Touch of Grey.”

Krista is currently finishing production of her first LP, and plans to tour the U.S. in the summer of 2008. She continues to write songs and play in Milwaukee and Chicago. For more information, visit You may contact her at, or her cell, 708-557-6837.