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Kristen Bennett

Kristen Bennett grew up in Dayton, Ohio on jazz guitar and Johnny Cash, but took a turn for Indiana to pursue music business at Anderson University. For many years she made a slow crossover from the classical world of state choirs, jazz ensembles, voice recitals, and guitar festivals, to her own corner of music.

 She seeks to share the joy that goes into music with audiences during live shows, recordings, and personal endeavors. Kristen lives under the mantra that positivity is something to be shared—a communal endeavor rather than a personal adventure.

In 2012 she released her first self-titled EP, debuting the release at a coffee shop launch at Rocketown in Nashville, TN. In the summer of 2013 she released "Thirty Seven Sixty" as a part of Iron Wing Live, a series featured on Completing that summer, she made appearances at Camp Electric and a leg of Jesus Culture's Break Every Chain Tour. In 2014 she continued to produce a captivating live production, creating some social media buzz on Twitter and continuing to entertain a vibrant Midwest audience. 

Her passion lies in spreading this positivity through the support of the Center for Global Impact, a nonprofit that aids victims of sex trafficking in Cambodia. The music she writes funds the women of byTavi, a group of sex-trafficked victims that create purses, scarves, dresses, and ties that are sold state-side. byTavi empowers victims of sex trafficking and slavery by teaching women resourceful skills such as sewing and culinary arts, allowing them to stay above the poverty line.

 Kristen has currently relocated to Nashville to pursue her music, and fulfill an internship at the Center for Contemporary Music in Brentwood. In the spring she’ll be recording with American pop rock singer-songwriter, producer, and pianist Jon McLaughlin for a compilation CD. 


"Though this year has brought about many changes, I've learned to create, and keep creating with out contempt," Bennett reflects, "music, for the sake of music." 

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