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A power surge of Soul meets Broadway, flavored with Jazz and Life Experience create a truly unique sound best described as Gypsy Soul.
Kristen Long has recorded in Nashville, Muscle Shoals and Austin, TX . Releases include Gypsy Soul-EP and full length album Shoebox Memories. Gypsy Soul featured Grammy Nominated cellist Rushad Eggleston (Fiddler’s Four, Tornado Rider, Crooked Still). Additional recording credits include Executive Music Consultant, Songwriter, and pianist on Glennellen Anderson’s PERSPECTIVE album, as well as Songwriter and Executive Producer on “Angel’s Sin” featuring Dew Pendleton. Both projects were recorded at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL.
Long is the writer and creator of The Journey: A New Indie Musical that has been featured in the New Orleans Fringe Festival, the 2013 season at the Silver Palm Award winning Outre Theatre Company, and the Arts at Saint John’s 2016 season, of which she directed, music directed, co-produced and starred in. Kristen was featured on Catt Sirten’s 92Zew Radio Avalon Coffee Table Series in 2015. "Truth" from the Gypsy Soul EP also enjoyed regular airplay on 92Zew's Area 251. Other radio credits include WUWF Acoustic Interlude with John MacDonell, The Uncle Henry Show(iHeartRadio) and Alex Lebron's Shameless Exposure on Barcelona City FM. She is co-founder of the band Long Lost Friend, an original band that toured extensively throughout the US and Caribbean, The Hypsy Sisters, and The Minx & The Maestro. Notable performances include CBGB’s, The National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL, The Esplanade in Boston, MA, The Cabaret South Beach, The Bitter End, and Tin Pan Alley in Provincetown, MA.
As a Vocal Director with Royal Caribbean Productions, Kristen has worked with incredible talent both onstage and among the creative teams. Her work as Music Director includes Spectra’s Cabaret – Anthem of the Seas; Starwater – Quatum of the Seas, Columbus The Musical – Harmony of the Seas; Flight – Symphony of the Seas; Pixels – Ovation of the Seas, and countless others. As a Vocal Coach she has helped her clients climb to great heights, most notably Shelby Brown (The Voice Season 9 Finalist). As Music Director for Outre Theatre Company, Long has worked on shows such as, Green Day’s American Idiot, Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…Boom!, Thrill Me (Stephen Dolginoff), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, and more. Kristen is one half of the music duo The Minx & The Maestro, along with partner William Fink; and Founder of Minx and Maestro Productions, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Music, in Vocal Performance Degree from Berklee College of Music and is currently enrolled in the Master of Music, in Music Production program with Berklee College of Music. In February 2020, while on tour in St. John USVI, Long conceived the idea for a music based animated children's series which is currently in development. Most recently, Kristen has been awarded a 4-week Artist-Residency along with the Denis Diderot (A-i-R) Grant at Chateau d’Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardenne, France.