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Kristy Hanson

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Out to prove herself everyday, Kristy Hanson is determined to take over the scene in 2010 by using the same method that has taken her this far: hard work measured in blistered fingers and miles traveled. Powered by vocal chords of lioness strength, a polished guitar sound, and a sensibility that blends the intimate with the universal, Kristy’s music demands attention and instantly takes you in.

Kristy has come a long way from her formative years in Miami, recording herself on a Fisher-Price tape recorder. She studied Vocal Performance at the University of Michigan where she met her future husband and bassist, Mike Chiaburu. The two of them recorded an EP there and put together a number of bands. Kristy’s experiences at school cemented her desire to move out to Los Angeles and pursue a career in singing and song writing.

Being on the road is important for any musician, and Kristy played at venues all over the United States as part of her 20-show tour in 2008. Locally, she’s played at famous venues including The Key Club, The Viper Room, and Hotel Café. Honing her skills both on the road and in the studio has paid off tremendously, as evidenced by her growing, loyal fan base and increased radio presence across the country.

Kristy has been busy in the studio and is gearing up for the release of a new 12-song album entitled Into the Quiet, an effort that was largely funded by donations from fans.

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