from Kris's website:
Kris Colt is an American
Celtic folk rock vocal artist, who is proud of her debut CD release,
A Mystical Journey,
distributed by New York's
She brings with her
the historical tradition of the story teller, with a focus on the Celtic
peoples of the British Isles, after they arrived in America, one of the
most important movements in our nation's history. She believes that an
understanding of the past gives us the strength and creativity to face
and conquer the future.
As a songwriter, along with her co-writer, Brenda Thomas, folk rock
original songs like Black Rose (the story of a young black Irish
immigrant street teen and her infant's struggle to survive), and Has
Anybody Seen Mary?, (the tale of lost children as they enter the
port of New Orleans), are typical of her work. "Mary" was
chosen to be performed in conjunction with an appearance of the San
Francisco Irish Consul General.
In Celtic tradition,
she explores the passions of the "other world" with original songs like
Spirit of the Woodland and the title track from her CD, the
rockin' sea shanty, The Voyage, inspired by family tales of her
Welsh sea captain ancestor, Nathan Gaythan Thomas. Fevered Welsh gypsy
style pieces in her live show celebrate another line of the lead
singer's Celtic roots.
Her voice is strong
and clear with a lyrical style, and she truly is a shamanic storyteller
and a modern bard.
and The Black Rose Band
have played with a number
of national Irish and Scottish folk and rock acts, with one of her
favorites being a Saturday night concert appearance, opening for the
nationally known Fenians, at the world-famous
on the Sunset Strip!
Kris brought her lyrical folk singing style to the main stage with
a concert appearance at the very trendy
on Hollywood Blvd., just
next to Mann's Chinese Theatre. (Her red mini kilt came out for
this Valentine's show!!)
Taking it on the road, performing for such musical festivals as
the Sam Hinton
in La Jolla, she
also gave an Irish folk song workshop she affectionately named "Love To
Lament." She also has an upcoming November 6th, 2004 Samhain concert
for the San Diego Folk Heritage music series, where she recently
had the privilege of performing with the legendary Kingston Trio,
for a very special day of music sponsored by the Christian League.
Kris and her band made their stand on the
stage, for two days
of traditional Irish fun and frolic alongside The Young Dubliners,
The Fenians, Sligo Rag and the Whooligans, for
Southern California's premiere,
Great American Irish Fair.
Father's Day weekend,
had the thrill of being one of the five featured bands for the 2004,
and were also chosen to perform in concert at the
San Diego Moonlight
You might have seen
and her band weave their mystical spell at one of the group's favorite
haunts, such as Hollywood's
Pub or even the
where they have opened for a number of celebrity guests, in addition to
a solo appearance at the glamorous
at Hollywood and Vine.
Kris and Black Rose
have also been
known to appear at folk powwows like
The Newport Folk Festival,
opening the event at the fair stage at the historic
While in Nashville TN,
Kris performed solo as a featured guest at the songwriter's mecca,
The Bluebird Cafe,
and selections from her CD, The Voyage, have received national
airplay across the United States and Canada, on 130 stations and reached
# 26 on the NAV music chart.
has been sponsored in concert by Music Connection magazine and have been
the sole musical act for the
Association's Saint Patrick's Day Banquet
for three years in a row, having the honor to, once again, perform for
the Irish Consul General.
For the Celtic New Year's celebration of Samhain,
appears annually at
An Claidheamh Soluis
(The Celtic Arts Center),
where she is also a member of the performing Gaelic Choir, as
recently seen on PBS, under the direction of the legendary Ken O'Malley,
and soon to be performing September 10th at the Anson Ford Amphitheater,
opening for Solas.
The Robert Burns (the bard of Scotland) birthday dinners are
another annual performance celebration Kris and the band love to
Kris Colt and her band were special guests this year for the new
St. Patrick's Irish Fair, at the Fairplex in Pomona, the first
annual South Coast Celtic Festival, at the Brother's of St.
Patrick, in Orange County, the Universal City NOHO Arts Festival
and the first annual Southern California Fringe Arts Festival.
They particularly had a terrific time performing for the Weekend
Celtic Concert series, sponsored by ACS.
Kris has been featured acting, dancing and singing in such Equity
theatres as L.A.'s
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
working with the great Gower Champion, the
in Century City, as well as
both the famous
theatres in San Francisco,
for the Legends Company in Las Vegas and with the
San Bernardino Civic
She has also appeared as a singer and dancer for television and film.
In concurrence with
the huge folk rock revival taking place in the grass roots scene across
is on the cutting edge. Kris is proud to work with all her
extraordinary band mates,
on guitar, Tessa
Alburne, on vocals
and flute, Steve
Ayvazian, on vocals
and percussion, and
Ed Lindgron on the
classic Irish harp. While Kris herself, as lead vocalist, also plays
the guitar and ancient Irish bodhron drum. Together they spark the
stage with flames of musical fire! This is sure to be an exciting time.