Kris Adams writes and performs whimsical folk-pop, inspired by her fascination with life, love and the natural world. Her music drives straight to the soul and is "beautiful in its simplicity"(Rick's Café.) She is a two-time finalist and 2004 Grand Prize winner of the Midwest Song Contest and 2005 recipient of the highly acclaimed Artist Fellowship for Music Composition awarded by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Inspired by a natural talent to paint impressions through words and melodies, her authentic, straightforward style evokes a wide spectrum of emotion, often bringing listeners from laughter to tears.

Influenced by showtunes, blues, funk, 80's pop, and folk, Kris' eclectic sound draws from many genres to create a bright, memorable and unique listening experience.

Bio

Kris Adams writes and performs warm, whimsical folk-pop inspired by her fascination with life, love, and the natural world. Deeply meditative and playfully unadorned, her songwriting has been lauded as "beautiful in its simplicity." She is a two-time finalist and 2004 Grand Prize winner of the Midwest Song Contest and 2005 recipient of the highly acclaimed Artist Fellowship for Music Composition awarded by the Wisconsin Arts Board.

Inspired by a natural talent to paint impressions through words and melodies, her authentic, straightforward style evokes a wide spectrum of emotion, often bringing listeners from laughter to tears.

Though she didn't pick up a guitar until her twenties, Kris spent years practicing the art of writing, honing her performance skills at open mics and poetry slams. She brought this love for the written word into her songwriting, bringing together her two greatest passions: words and music.

At age 19, she left college and spent time traveling and following the Grateful Dead, eventually moving to Colorado. She spent five years living, learning and working in Fort Collins, near the foothills of the Rockies, where her love affair with music really took off. "Everyone I knew was so completely into music: particularly bootlegs and live shows. Though I didn't play music at the time, I started hanging around people that were passionate music lovers. I got into jammy noodle music like Phish and the Dead, and bluegrass, blues, funk and hip hop. My friends and I were always looking for live shows to see, always had music on wherever we were." It was through listening that she came to understand "music can be a powerful force of spontaneous creation that reconnects us to what is essential and valuable in each of us."

As she began performing at festivals, clubs and coffeehouses throughout the Midwest, audiences told her that her music had the power to turn a bad day into a good one. "That is success to me," Kris says, "to draw out emotion in the listener, to get them to feel something or remember some part of themselves that maybe they had forgotten."


  • Member Since: 2006
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Nick Fuse
over 30 days ago to Kris Adams

Kris, Fragile Love is a triumph! I have never heard a more similar artist to my own self. Be those Nylon String you be playing? Check out the songs at the bottom of my list (the most unloved) for my haunting classical guitar. Ice being the most unloved, and yet so True. - Nick



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Tech Trash
over 30 days ago to Kris Adams

I heard your "Small Moments" while reviewing in the "Acoustic Can" and searched MetaData to figure out who you were... I love your style and especially love this song... Just wanted you to know your song touched my soul...for what its worth
David



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