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Kristin Cotts


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Slightly down-home, country-tinged, contemporary folk

Status:

Most recent release, "If My Sister's Broken" (single, 2016)

See also:

Kristin Cotts' site

CD Baby's Kristin Cotts page

Her current band is What About Rosalind

Comparisons:

Highly individual, but there's a touch of Victoria Williams, early Kate & Anna McGarrigle, The Roches

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

This is odd, quirky, individual music with touches of pointed humour in the tradition of Victoria Williams, The McGarrigles, and The Roches. Guessing from the style of spatial relations, I would think she would be a lot of fun live—her casual songwriting style is disarming and lyrics amusing. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

spatial relations is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • spatial relations (2006)
  • Gravity the Moon (2010)
  • Merry Christmas What's the Point (seasonal, 2012)
  • If My Sister's Broken (single, 2016)

spatial relations

Release info:

2006

Availability:

See Kristin Cotts' site

Ecto priority:

Recommended for fans of quirky folk

Group members:

Kristin Cotts—vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizers, electric guitar, percussion

Guest artists:

Steve Schuster—lead electric guitar, bass, classical guitar, harmony vocals, percussion
Jackie Aicher—flute (3)
Liza Villarreal—violin (6), viola (1)
Joe Yost—saxophone (10)

Produced by:

Kristin Cotts and Steve Schuster

Comments:

Kristin Cotts has an unstudied, quirky voice, clever lyrics, and zesty songwriting style in the manner of Victoria Williams, The McGarrigles, and The Roches that many folk-lovers will find charming. My favourite track here, "You Are My Day," is an irresistable mix of energetic, twisty music that shows the best of Kristin Cox's talent for catchy, individual songs. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to sophiagurley@hotmail.com for work on this entry.

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