Kristy Karen Smith
Kristy Smith started taking guitar lessons around age 10 and studied with her first voice teacher at the age of 11. For several years she was involved in her vocal teacher’s 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 15. Throughout the 90’s 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” and performing in Mare Winningham’s band in the Movie “Georgia” which also starred Jennifer Jason-Lee.
Her award winning band “Billy Moon” 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 “Bob Dylan”. She co-wrote a song “Falling for Me” that appeared in the motion picture “Driven” which starred Sylvester Stallone and Burt Reynolds.
Kristy continues to perform solo and in bands in and around the Seattle area and is currently loving the duo she and her husband have created called “Steve and Kristy Smith” (they opened for “Chicago”). Another project “Wild Child” has her playing electric guitar and singing songs by “Blondie”, “Janis Joplin”, “Fleetwood Mac”, and other strong female rockers. She has continued her study of voice, guitar, piano and ukulele and is currently teaching voice, songwriting, ukulele and guitar at the Seattle Drum School of Music which she owns with her husband Steve Smith.