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Singer-songwriter Kristen Englenz paints musical stories of loss and heartache with a soulful sensibility both intimately aching and defiant with hope. A classically trained pianist and acoustic guitarist with a voice virtuosic and vulnerable, her music is fragrant with Americana roots and a modern indie vibe. 

Englenz attributes her melodies to be partially inspired by the natural world. Her interest in environmental activism is shared in her popular web series “Caterwauling with Kristen” where she mimics birdcalls and teaches about avian species.


“I don't know why a certain chord progression makes us want to cry or to laugh,” says Englenz. “If we figured that out, we would probably understand birds and nature much better!”

Englenz’s debut album, ingénue, was recorded in Nashville by three-time Grammy nominee and producer Ken Coomer, former drummer for Wilco. It includes a collaboration with five-time Grammy winning gospel legends, The Blind Boys of Alabama, recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals. 


The album explores themes of vulnerability, betrayal and hope. Englenz cries out to the lonely and the lost, opening portals for the passage of grief as well as reassurances that we are not alone.

Board the train for the sonic wonderland of ingénue.

The East Nashvillian

Open Your Eyes, Ears to Kristen Englenz

Stomp and Stammer

ingénue arrives as a strong opening salvo for Englenz.

Creative Loafing

In addition to be being a phenomenal songwriter and singer, Kristen is one of my favorite human beings.

E2TG Ear to the Ground

It has become a record that balances strong, well-written lyrics with a rock / pop infused soundscape.

Dust of Daylight

ingénue is a solid debut full of songs that continue playing in your head long after the stereo is off.


Rebound is “a muscle up barn burner…with enough nerve and grungy energy to make you forego that second cup of coffee.”

Immersive Atlanta

Kristen’s voice sometimes reminds me of Maria McKee in the early Lone Justice era. A higher compliment, I don’t think I can give a female artist.

Dust of Daylight

Stream of consciousness Beat poetry imbued with good-down-home Southern sensibility.

No Depression

There is a stirring intimacy to these performances that holds you in their grasp.

Stomp & Stammer

Pray For Rain begs for repeated listens as it slowly reveals its many layers.

It hit me like a train.