Kursten Bouton
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Kursten Bouton

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Singer/Songwriter Kursten Bouton is becoming one of the most sought after artists in the greater Philadelphia area. Crafty and heartfelt lyrics are the foundation for her unique and captivating style. Currently hailing from Lancaster County, Kursten has been a featured artist at Intermezzo Cafe, Melange Theatre Productions in Philadelphia, The Wired Cafe and Gallery and has been the driving force behind the successful "Breakthrough and VOTE!" events, bringing about much needed opportunity and ease of registering for previously unregistered citizens.

On an average day Kursten Bouton is a single mother of two just plucking out tunes on her guitar and trying to make ends meet. It's an all too common story that we've all not only heard but perhaps also have seen the adversity that's faced by such strong dedicated people. But each person's story has its own twist and each time you hear it, your ears seem to perk at different scenes. It is for this reason that she says:

"Rather than just tell you flat out what all of my trials and tribulations have been, I'd prefer for you to hear it through the music. Specifics are inconsequential when it comes to matters of the heart and this is what I write from...my heart. I started putting down on paper the emotions I went through daily when I was about fifteen. On my sixteenth birthday after messing around with a friend's guitar I was lucky enough to get one of my very own and life has never been the same since."

"True dreams never die, and no one ever said my life would be easy. Least of all me. Dreams are so beautiful, they are not even tangible. People can allow themselves to be kicked around and neglected. Journals can be crumpled up and thrown in some deep dark corner. Guitars can be stuffed into a gig bag and hidden deep in a closet. But a dream is something inside you that no one can see until you pull yourself up and realize it. Materialize it."
"I decided to start sharing my music because I know that I am not alone in my struggles. I know there are other people out there who need the healing of my words just as much as I do. How do I know? Because of good family. Because of good friends. Because I needed artists such as Ani Difranco, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Rachel Yamagata, Bjork, Poe, Tristan Prettyman, John Butler Trio, Dave Matthews, Amos Lee, well you get the picture....I still think I have an entire journey ahead of me before I can consider myself anywhere near the same league as any of them, but every long journey starts with just one step."