Kristen Bussandri

Kristen Bussandri

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Kristen Bussandri is the best female Americana artist from Canada that you haven't heard of - yet. Hailed in the National Post as one of "Five Canadian Musicians Poised to Break Out in 2012", Kristen’s upcoming debut album is produced by GRAMMY-winner John Whynot (Dave Matthews, Blue Rodeo).

Biography

Booking:
Luc de Bouvries
S.L. Feldman's & Associated
luc@slfa.com

Management:
Diane McCombe
514-294-2279
info@kristenbussandri.com
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One of "Five Canadian Musicians Poised to Break Out in 2012" - The National Post

"Canadian musicians to watch in 2012" - The Vancouver Sun

Highlights 2012: Kristen performed at the Mondial Loto-Québec festival (Aerosmith, LMFAO, Sarah McLachlan), Montreal Fringe Festival and at Bourgie Concert Hall (Gregory Charles).

Upcoming debut album produced by GRAMMY/JUNO winner John Whynot (Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Steven Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings)

Winner of McAuslan Brewery's bursary program recognizing excellent Canadian talent.

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BIO:
Kristen Bussandri is the best female Rock/Americana artist from Canada that you haven't heard of - yet. Hailed in the National Post and chosen as The Montreal Gazette’s "Artist to Watch in 2012", Kristen has been bubbling under the radar since she independently released her debut EP "Diamonds to Dust" last year, catching the ear of music fans and critics alike with its mix of 70’s tinged rock, gentle country, and folk. Of the five songs on the EP, two have spun extensively in over 10 million Canadian homes through Galaxie Radio's "Adult Alternative" and "Canadian Indie" channels.

This September, Kristen teamed-up with multiple GRAMMY and JUNO-winning producer John Whynot (whose credits include Dave Matthews, Blue Rodeo, Lucinda Williams and the Austin Powers soundtracks) to produce her debut full-length album. The album will feature 9 original songs and includes the talents of Canada’s best roots rhythm section – drummer Gary Craig and bassist John Dymond - who have recorded for k.d. lang, Anne Murray, Kathleen Edwards, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, members of legendary rock band The Band, and more.

Kristen stands apart from others in her genre by delivering the literate lyrics and honesty one expects from great songwriting, while taking the microphone as a strutting, confident front-woman of her 5-piece band, abandoning the tired "girl with the guitar" format and any trace of indie-artist pretentiousness.

Now packing audiences as a headliner in Montreal at venues including La Sala Rossa, Kristen has opened for or performed on the same stages as some of Canada's finest artists including: The Sadies, Meaghan Smith, Oh My Darling, and Gregory Charles.

After three years living in NYC where she interned in the legendary Brill Building, Kristen has proven herself to a rising star in Montreal's burgeoning roots music scene. The Montreal Gazette sums up the current momentum in Kristen's career this way: “Kristen Bussandri has, pointedly, titled one of her songs, If You Don’t Love Me, You’re Wrong. And her growing fan base seems to be making the case that no one likes to be wrong.”

Discography

Upcoming debut full-length album of original songs to be released in 2013, produced by GRAMMY/JUNO winner John Whynot (Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Bruce Cockburn, Steven Fearing, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings).

Track listing:
1. When We Were Young
2. Can't Let Go (R. Weeks)
3. Midnight Red
4. Hard to Fall
5. Wiser to Run
6. Wash Away With Me
7. Here & Now
8. Troubled Times
9. Not Welcome Anymore
10. I Am The Best Of You

"Diamonds to Dust" released August 1st 2011. Engineered by Juno-winner Paul Johnston.

Track listing:
1. Pebble
2. If You Don't Love Me, You're Wrong
3. How Could You?
4. Diamonds to Dust
5. Weather Vane

Radio airplay:
Galaxie Radio (10 million Canadian homes) 'Canadian Indie' and 'Adult Alternative Channels'. CBC Radio. 10 AAA Radio stations in the US have supported "Diamonds to Dust".

Set List

We can perform up to 2 x 45 minute sets or original songs including:

Midnight Red
When We Were Young
Can't Let Go (R. Weeks)
Hard to Fall
Wiser to Run
Wash Away With Me
Here & Now
Troubled Times
Not Welcome Anymore
I Am The Best Of You
Pebble
If You Don't Love Me, You're Wrong
How Could You?
Diamonds to Dust
Weather Vane

Covers include:
Boots Are Made For Walkin
Can't Let Go
House Of The Rising Sun
Son Of A Preacher Man