Kristen Grainger & True North (2022 program)

Americana & bluegrass string band

A special performance for our 2022 online festival! Watch the performance anytime on festival day by following this link:

Fronted by singer-songwriter Kristen Grainger, this bluegrass-leaning Americana powerhouse quartet resonates with audiences listening for well-crafted songs, tasteful instrumentation and beautiful vocals. Their onstage chemistry smokes and sparks, energizing and inspiring listeners, opening and warming hearts wherever they go.

A songwriter whose star is on the rise, Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation.

She won the 2020 USA Songwriting Competition (folk), and she has won or been a finalist in the nation’s most prestigious festival songwriting contests, including Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), Wildflower (TX), Merlefest (NC), and Kerrville Folk Festival (TX).

The band’s latest release, Ghost Tattoo, was listed in the Top 20 Albums of 2020 by Folk Alley’s Listeners Choice, hitting #1 on folk radio charts for both albums and singles.