Who is Kristen Englenz?!

Texas-born, Georgia-raised, Nashville-based Americana artist Kristen Englenz interlaces an innocent vulnerability with her southern heritage to weave a window into the human experience. Captivating audiences across the Southeast with her whimsy and poignant songs; her bird-like knack for melody extends beyond music into her title as the 2009 International Bird Calling Champion.

The Extent of Play, Kristen’s first EP, was recorded at Studilaroche by Atlanta sound engineer Ben Price. The recording features her breathy voice and finger-picked guitar in a stripped down, live-to-tape setting.

“The Extent of Play has a genuinely appealing quality absent from nearly every other local release in this genre,” writes Jeff Clark of Stomp & Stammer. “There is a stirring intimacy to these performances that holds you in their grasp.”

Immersive Atlanta editor and contributor, Guillermo Castro, wrote of Englenz’s live music video covering  “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac, “The video focuses its attention on the intimacy of the performance and the subtle interactions between the players… Englenz does opt for a slower and more restrained approach, which helps accentuate the song’s innate sense of magic and mystery.”

“Kristen is a sweet, kind, thoughtful, and talented young woman, and those qualities come through in spades in her music. Backed by her delicately strummed and finger-picked acoustic guitar, her lyrics take you from poignant introspection to a humorous take on the human condition. You’ll leave her show mellow, thoughtful, and entertained. Don’t miss out!” -Mark Van Allen (producer, pedal steel aficionado)

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  • “The Extent of Play has a genuinely appealing quality absent from nearly every other local release in this genre..There is a stirring intimacy to these performances that holds you in their grasp.”

     

    Stomp & Stammer

  • “The video focuses its attention on the intimacy of the performance and the subtle interactions between the players… Englenz does opt for a slower and more restrained approach, which helps accentuate the song’s innate sense of magic and mystery.”

     

    Immersive Atlanta

  • “With a voice as strong as a redwood and a knack for melody as intuitive as eating a sandwich, Kristen’s got the canoe she needs to stay afloat in the murky waters of the singer-songwriter genre.”

     

    -Ryan Donald (Little Tybee, bassist)

  • “Kristen Englenz is a genuine artist, with a husky soulful voice and a charming presence. She’s got huge potential. Keep an eye on this one.”


    -Eliot Bronson

  • “Kristen is a fresh face on the Atlanta music scene and brings an open vulnerability to the stage. At recent club shows, the audience finds themselves hanging on to every word and chord progression coming from this authentic talent. Merging sounds from artists like Stevie Nicks & Joni Mitchell, and then blending with a modern alt-country angle, this singer-songwriter has a promising career on the lighted stage.”


    -Bill Taylor (The Bitteroots, bassist)

  • “Kristen is a sweet, kind, thoughtful, and talented young woman, and those qualities come through in spades in her music. Backed by her delicately strummed and finger-picked acoustic guitar, her lyrics take you from poignant introspection to a humorous take on the human condition. You’ll leave her show mellow, thoughtful, and entertained. Don’t miss out!”


    -Mark Van Allen (producer, engineer, pedal steel aficionado) 

 
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