Georgia-bred, Nashville-based songwriter Kristina Murray plays Americana and country music rooted and steeped in troubadour storytelling, southern-rock grit and the footsteps of country queens of yesteryear. Kristina’s songwriting springs from a deep and personal desire to share her truth, her opinions and convictions, and the simple joys and tragedies of life. Her songs adhere to the adage “write what you know,” and her delivery is as fluid, rhythmic, and steady as her right hand on her 1963 J-45, a beloved companion whom she endearingly calls Lil’ Sister in a nod to an early musical hero, one Elvis Aaron Presley.
Kristina currently lives in Nashville, where she is active in the underground independent country and Americana music scene that pays homage to the jangle of an acoustic guitar, the sting of a Telecaster, tight harmonies and the walking bassline—the sweat and grime and heartache of country legends—rather than, say, the synth and drum machine of contemporary pop country. One listen and you’ll believe every word that drips from her honky-tonk hewn, yet honeyed vocal style.
Released on her own label, Loud Magnolia Records, her second album, ‘Southern Ambrosia’ conveys a fierce and witty perspective on southernisms, hard truths, heartbreak, and the eternal magical mystery and saving grace of melody, music and song.
Released September 21, 2018
Kristina Murray, lead and harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
Kris Donegan, electric and slide guitar
Justin Schipper, pedal steel and slide guitars, dobro
Ian Fitchuk, piano and keys
Michael Rinne, bass
Fred Eltringham, drums and percussion
Additional musicians: Pat Bergeson, harmonica John Mailander, fiddle Rob McNelley, slide guitar
Additional Vocals: Carl Anderson, Leah Blevins, Frank Carter Rische, Miss Tess
Produced by Michael Rinne
Engineered and Mixed by Justin Francis ;additional engineer assistance at Welcome to 1979 by Ryon Westover
Recorded in Nashville, TN at Sound Stage Studios and Welcome to 1979
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering
All songs written by Kristina Murray, except:
'Tell Me' written by Kristina Murray and Logan Ledger, (C) & (P) Logan Ledger & Mystery, Pacific, BMI
and 'Joke's on Me' written by Kristina Murray and Jabe Beyer, (C) & (P) Jabe Beyer & Dead Giveaway Music, BMI
Album design by Fetzer Design; Album photos by Penny Felts; Album artwork by BlackCatTips © & (P) Kristina Lyn Murray & Scoot's Blues, BMI 2018
© & (P) Loud Magnolia Records, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of all applicable laws.