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Born in San Francisco and raised in Haight-Asbury during the 1960’s, Kristina’s approach to music and life was formed by that environment of vital cultural expression, social activism and diverse musical influences. She now calls Venice Beach, Los Angeles home but rarely sees it from touring ten months a year.
2014 saw the launch of her thirteenth recording, ‘Chemistry’, recorded with US guitarist, producer, composer, arranger and long time member of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band, Pete Snell. Her 2016 tour will feature her latest recording, a collaboration with renowned Canadian jazz guitarist Bill Coon.
Such respected artists as Eric Bibb, Fairport Convention, Maddy Prior, Mary Coughlan and Mollie O’Brien have covered and recorded songs by Olsen.
With a passion for touring her journeys and experiences ‘on the road’ have provided reams of ‘fodder’ for song and story, much of which was incorporated into her 2012 release, ‘They Paid Us in Tub-Time’, a collection of stories with embedded songs.