Kristina Olsen


Multi-instrumentalist (acoustic guitar, steelbody slide guitar, saxophone, concertina, banjo, mandolin and piano) and singer-songwriter with a bluesy voice.
Born in San Francisco and raised in Haight-Ashbury during the 1960's, she now calls Venice Beach, Los Angeles home. Her songs have been covered by such respected artists as Eric Bibb, Fairport Convention, Maddy Prior, Mary Coughlan and Mollie O’Brien. She has also worked as a session musician on numerous artist’s albums including Michelle Shocked’s album 'Short Sharp Shocked' and touring as Mary Coughlan’s guitarist in 2005. Olsen won the Kerrville Song writing award her song for battered women, 'I'm Keeping This Life of Mine'. She has regularly toured Australia, Scotland, England, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. Olsen is a frequent contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine, writing articles on guitar and performance technique.
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