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Kirsten Manville


A refreshing, straightforward folk-rock and country singer/songwriter.





An accessible singer/songwriter with straightforward lyrics and a refreshing lack of pretense, Kirsten Manville's music is honest and heartfelt, whether she's telling a story, delving into an emotion, or capturing a moment in time. With a relaxed stage presence and ready smile, Kirsten invites her audience to share her love of music and songwriting.


Kirsten's warm and sultry voice takes the listener through an emotional journey on her first solo album entitled Come With Me. “Each song tells a story in itself,” says Kirsten, “but I also think that together the album captures a range of emotions that we all feel – love, loss, jealousy, anger, betrayal, excitement, joy – and I hope listeners can play this CD and be comforted in knowing that these feelings are universal; we experience them all at one time or another.” Come With Me was a Top 5 pick in the June 2014 issue of Metronome Magazine, and Kirsten was featured on the cover of the magazine in August 2014. Metronome reviewer Douglas Sloan stated “With naturally gifted vocal command, Manville explores the intricacies of love, life, and the finer things with a sharp eye on details. Her lyrics are heartfelt and genuine and delivered with just the right amount of instinct and emotion."


Kirsten's songs have received radio airplay on a number stations both in the United States and overseas, including WUMB, WICN, WGDR, and KZUM. Her song “A Simple Life” spent time in the Top 30 charts (peaking at number 11) of The Globe Radio, an Adult Album Alternative format internet radio station, and her song “Play My Guitar” has been in the Top 20 songs on WOSRadio. In July 2013 she was a finalist in the songwriting competition at the Ossipee Valley Music Festival, and in February 2016 she was a finalist in the Maine Songwriters Whittlesey Barn Songwriting/Performance Contest. Kirsten has had the honor of opening for well-known folk artists Don White and Joe Jencks.


Kirsten holds a BA in music from Bowdoin College, and is also an accomplished flutist. She lived in Nashville from 1995 – 2001, and sang with the Nashville Symphony Chorus. She also played out frequently at Nashville area writers' nights and coffeehouses. Since returning to the Boston area she has performed regularly, as a solo artist and as a member of the acoustic duo Kirsten & Dave. Their first CD Dreams That Just Won't Let Go was released in October 2006, their second, Things You Learn, in March 2009,  a holiday EP At Christmastime was released in November 2012, and Good Stuff for Sale in September 2016. Kirsten's first solo CD, Come With Me, was released in December 2013. She is currently at work on her second solo album.


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