Love, passion, pain, and loss. These are the subjects of Kirsten's brand of guitar-driven pop/rock. Her songs ache but aren't depressing. They're emotional without melodrama. In both her lyrics and her performance, she conveys a hurting honesty with a sense of hope. With a powerful yet sultry voice and a captivating stage presence, she engages an audience with hooks they can sing and feelings that they've experienced.
With the help of producer Bruce Witkin (Vanessa Paradis, Supremium), she has crafted Lucky Girl, an album that delves into the often turbulent world of relationships. Along with Witkin, producer Rick Neigher (Ron Sexsmith, Michelle Branch) lends his talents on a couple of tracks, and together they attracted top-notch musicians to her project including Michael Lockwood (Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple), Warren Huart (Star 69) and Jim Bacchi on guitar, Karen Teperberg and Rob Klonel on drums, and Doug Nahory (Alanis Morissette) on piano.
Of special note on the album is her collaboration with Peter Malick on "Chance & Circumstance". Malick brought an unknown Norah Jones into his band and recorded the vocalist for his "New York" album, prior to Jones' own release of her monumental debut album Come Away With Me (18 million sold, 8 Grammy awards). To follow up that project, Malick enlisted Kirsten's vocal and writing help for two songs for his next album, of which "Chance & Circumstance" (co-written and co-produced with Witkin) became the title track.
Further evidence of Kirsten's immediate talents, her songs have found their way into TV and film. She performed 3 songs in Martin Short's film Jiminy Glick in LaLaWood, and "Something I Can't Be" from Lucky Girl was in TV's Dawson's Creek. Her songs have also appeared in the DVD's for Party of Five, Dawson's Creek and Felicity, The Jay Leno Show, One Life To Live, the new Melrose Place, VH1's Tough Love, as well as three songs in the full-length documentary Normal People Scare Me. For the 2006 Orange County Music Awards, Kirsten won "Best Female Artist" and was nominated for "Best Female Acoustic Live Performer".