Kristen Ford is a ball of energy on stage, pushing joy into the crowd and getting the audience to echo back this enthusiasm. An ideal show for her is loud, under lights, and in front of a crowd demanding a unique musical experience. No two shows are the same as she loves to include spur of the moment ad lib songs, solos and jams, and a smattering of personal quips and anecdotes between songs. Kristen also plays a captivating mellow cafe or listening room show, 3 hour rowdy bar gigs, and even the odd all ages library show or street festival.
Versatility is something Kristen learned at an early age, moving every year or so, growing up in 6 different states. She began working as a dishwasher at 14 to save up enough money for her first guitar. Being left-handed, she soon discovered that the south paw guitars were too expensive and went with a right handed guitar. This perhaps explains her dynamic and expressive rhythm hand, which she uses to drive her band forward and push acoustic songs into a new realm of dance, rock and reggae music.