"She displays several superpowers..." Chicago Tribune
"Utterly fantastic..." OutMusic
"Easily the most promising debut...." Windy City Times
The Chicago Tribune declares Kitko's "astounding" skills and her ability to play that guitar "faster than a hummingbird." But it's not all flash--Kitko's songs and humor bring listeners into the music as if the music is about them.
Kitko is gaining much attention with her CD and performances. She has shared the stage with Bitch & Animal, Ferron, Rhiannon, Sarah Douger, Scott Free, and Chuck Suchy. She has performed at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music and at Women & Children First. Kitko has been featured on radio programs such as Windy City Radio and Laney Goodman's Women in Music.
The "Chicago Tribune" claims that Kristin Kitko can light up the room with her "disarming sense of humor" and "considerable talent." Kristin uses real life to make us laugh; nothing is safe from her quick wit. (She's not nasty to her audience, however, so don't be afraid.) Her musical skit "On Becoming a Woman and Other Lies" has brought down the house from Florida to Chicago and beyond. "Windy City Times" claims that her humorous feminist tune, "The Bitch Song" has "anthem written all over it." Kitko delights her audiences with a reminder that we've all got issues with her hysterical sing-along "Everybody's Family Is Messed Up (Including Yours and Especially Mine)".
Every now and then Kitko steps back into a more introspective mood and delivers gorgeous melodies and lyrics. "Feel" takes us down Any Street in Any Town, USA, and gives us a door-to-door tour of the lives of all those strangers living on your block--from the former homecoming queen to the retired truck driver. And for those of you who have ever lost a pet and felt as though you would never recover, "We Buried Our Dog Today" will gently take your hand and lead you into a room of friends who have all suffered and survived that experience.
But enough of that...before you know it, Kristin Kitko has you laughing again, maybe at a politician, maybe at the weather, or maybe at yourself.
Kristin Kitko enjoys being part of her community. Between appearances, she helps with fundraisers and other events. She has performed to raise money for domestic violence programs, animal shelters, children's services, and urban renewal projects. Kristin is currently recording her next CD release and is preparing for the shows to follow.
Guitar Noise predicts that "Kitko is a name that will go far," and it's looking as though she's on her way.
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