Kandia Crazy Horse, was once a music critic for a number of cultural and entertainment papers, including: The Village Voice, Creative Loafing, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. In 2004, she edited the classic book, RIP IT UP: the Black Experience In Rock 'N' Roll (Palgrave).
During her sojourn as a rock writer, Kandia reviewed or profiled some of music’s biggest names: Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, John Legend, Donny Hathaway, Janelle Monáe, Bettye LaVette, and the Black Crowes. Her transition to becoming a performer and full-time singer-songwriter flowered with the release of her debut single, “California,” in July 2013. At the dawn of 2014, her label, Bluebilly Records, followed the single’s success with Kandia’s country / americana album Stampede.
Kandia’s music is deeply rooted in country traditions; her lyrics echo transcendent, southern, pastoral vibes that stem from her family heritage. Evoking her background, Kandia's voice brings a unique, slow burn to country music's current look toward the future.
Kandia has travelled widely and lived abroad. Her next album, planned for 2014, will feature tracks in Spanish (western regional ranchera-inspired) that should appeal to global listeners .