Kristy Lee’s penetrating voice and intense, soulful lyrics touch people down deep – in the places where only the best music can reach. Just like the Alabama backroads she grew up on, her sultry voice wraps around your senses and takes you places you didn’t know you were missing.
Kristy’s raw authenticity has captured the hearts of a loyal international fan base as well as some of music’s top names. She has shared the stage with Leon Russell, Zac Brown Band, Indigo Girls, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Jason Isbell and Imagine Dragons – to name a few. She has played some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world including BluesFest Australia, the Hangout Fest, 30A Songwriters Festival, Cayamo & The Rock Boat Festivals at Sea, and her own conception, the Unleashed Festival in Pensacola, Florida.
Kristy recorded her first album when she was 18 years old and has since recorded three others, with her latest release (Aug 2023), The Olive Tree debuting at #1 on the iTunes blues charts. Her original song “One Night Romance” has been recorded by G. Love and 60’s soul legend, Mary Clayton – it is the ultimate incarnation of the “Dirt Road Soul” Kristy Lee has become known for.
When you meet Kristy it is obvious that she is an old soul. She is a true creative, and when she’s not writing new music or traveling the world sharing her message of love and light, Kristy is painting her hopeful words on canvas. She is currently fighting multiple sclerosis, and her creative spirit is proving to be the therapy that is stronger than this disease.
Her music transcends genres, lifts heavy spirits and promotes the healing that we all sometimes need. Her songs tend to be true stories of her own journey, her loved one’s struggles and accomplishments, and overall positive messages that the world can relate to – and needs to hear. Kristy’s unique style of music is the background music to all our lives. Open your ears and let her in – your heart will most certainly be filled.
"Kristy Lee is a triple threat. She has the unique ability to speak to souls, break hearts and mend them all at the same time. Her music is a breath of fresh air in a smoke-filled bar packed tight with anticipation."
"An Alabama girl full of emotion, who's acoustic guitar and rich vocals prove she is as passionate as Aretha Franklin circa soul '69."
-Ultra Underground (Australia)
"Kristy Lee has one of Alabama's most powerful voices. Her voice calls to mind long gone Blues Belters, Southern Soul Shouters, and Gospel Divas."
-Lawerence Specker (Press Register)
NOTABLE VENUES PLAYED
The Ryman - Nashville
The City Winery - NYC
B.B. Kings - NYC
The Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
The Capitol Theater - St.Paul, MN
HOB - Boston (Main Stage)
HOB - NOLA (Main Stage)
HOB - Houston (Main Stage)
HOB - LA (Foundation Room)
Tipatina’s - NOLA
930 Club - DC
Brooklyn Bowl - NY
Music Farm - Charleston, SC
Jannus Live - St Pete, FL
Saenger Theatre - Mobile, AL
Byron Bay Blues Fest - AUS
Queenscliff Music Fest - AUS
Peak Fest - NSW, AUS
The Metro - Sydney, AUS
The Basement - Sydney, AUS
Madame Guitar Fest - Italy