When Kristi was in her mid 20's she took a break from her life as a touring musician, opening for the likes of Odetta, John Gorka, and the Indigo Girls; a break that lasted the better part of 25 years. Then, in the summer of 2018, she found herself at an open mic. By the end of the night, she was singing again. Four months later, to her surprise, she was writing songs for the first time in a long while.
40 plus songs written in that following year include the 11 which make up the tracks on her album, Brave New View. In the words and melodies are the stories of her adult life: the passing of her mother, the dissolution of a 20 year marriage, her discovery and exploration of meditation, new love, and the essence of the sacred in everything and everyone.
Kristi opened her heart back up to music, balancing life's harder earned lessons, and its most profound joys in melody and words. "We learn from love by falling madly into or by tumbling awkwardly out of it; reaching out for its ancient wisdom or finding lessons tucked down deep in a long forgotten memory. Her album, Brave New View, has a prayerful theme running through its veins: "In liberating my own being, may I benefit others."