Kristy Karen Smith has been playing guitar and singing since an early age. She started guitar lessons by age 10 and studied with her first voice teacher at the age of 11. For several years she was involved in her teacherís musical outreach program called Project BETTE (Bringing Entertainment to the Elderly), in which students performed show tunes at nursing homes around the Bay Area. She continued to perform throughout her teens adding choir, solo and ensemble contests, and her first band at age 16. Throughout the 90ís she could be seen performing with 3 Track Mind, a folk-pop band that featured astounding 3 part harmony. This band opened for Joan Baez and Roseanne Cash, among other successes, including the use of one of their songs, Hate Kills (written by Kristy) in the television special, "Paul Rodriguez - Live from San Quentin". Then came the band Billy Moon, with a more pop-rock sound. This award winning band opened for Crash Test Dummies, Little Feat, and Bernie Taupin, and played the second stage at the Gorge at concerts like Sting, the Dave Matthews Band, Bonnie Raitt, and many more. Each of these bands recorded two cdís that sold 1000+ copies. She opened for Chicago at the San Michelle Winery with her husband Steve Smith on hand percussion in 2000.
Kristy created her first solo CD in 2002 - a concept album about Mary. She continues to perform solo and in bands in and around the Seattle area and is currently recording an ep with the band Honey Pie, a jazz-tinged-pop collaboration that also features Dawn Clement (piano, nord, voice), Geoff Harper (upright bass), and her husband Steve (drums). She has continued her study of voice, guitar, piano and has recently added ukulele. She is currently teaching voice and songwriting at Seattle Drum School which she owns with her husband Steve Smith.