*WELCOME TROUBADOURS*"Krista Hartman's voice unique and I quite enjoy her lyrics." Ron Sexsmith
Thanks for coming by my personal page. It’s been busy over this way. I’ve been playing lots of shows, songwriting and collaborating with musicians lately.
Nov 25th- The Barfly, Montreal avec Les Petits Fours (A collection of 60’s French Pop Songs).
Dec 2nd- Kafe 1870- Wakefeild avec Les Petits Fours
Dec 18th- Irene’s, Ottawa- solo original songs with Girls to the Front Series
It would be lovely to see you out!
PS- Please drop me a line to say hi or if you would like to book me for a show: email@example.com
HAVE A LISTEN TO DREAMCATCHER!
KRISTA HARTMAN BIOGRAPHY
Canadian songwriter, singer, and guitarist Krista Hartman emerged from the prairies on April 18, 1979 in Peace River, Alberta. An inquisitive world traveller with an alternative vibe, her songs and distinct voice are earthy ecclectic gems. Krista was raised in a musical family: Her mother was a pianist in a family of rustic fiddle players while her father, was a lead guitarist that toured the prairies with a vintage Gibson Les Paul in Rock’n Rock bands in the early sixties.
Krista began performing original music in taverns around The North Country before she was of age to legally drink alcohol. By 18, she was determined quit music and fled to Australia without her guitar, but soon realized her only guaranteed way to make money to travel was through busking. Hartman borrowed a beat up acoustic from a fellow traveller and entertained her way across Australia for a year. When she returned to Canada, she had written the bulk of her first album Passport and released it on her own label, Hartman Incorporated in 2005. In 2008, she recorded her second record Nostalgia with Don Kerr in Toronto and her first single, “Broken in Two” a duet, featured Ron Sexsmith. This led to her being featured in the studio on CBC Newsworld as well as Rich Terfry’s, Radio 2 Drive. By 2009, Hartman had appeared in the entertainment section of Toronto’s Globe and Mail after performing a melancholic bilingual roots version of the Canadian National Anthem in front of Canada’s Prime Minister in Toronto.
Hartman toured Nostalgia solo across Canada and opened for well-known acts, she received radio play and was highlighted on television shows receiving positive reviews from music critics. In 2015, Hartman’s follow-up album Constellations was written in St.Lucia and produced in Toronto by Dean Drouillard. The record caught the attention of Michael Teach in Chicago and Hartman was interviewed and performed on The Chicago Acoustic Music Network’s Podcast. Her first music video for her single “Sunny Days” was filmed in New York City and released in Canada on the day Trudeau won the election.
Krista Hartman receives favourable airplay on College and University Radio Stations across Canada and on satellite radio internationally. A mother of two children, Krista performs out live solo and as a member of Ottawa’s favourite vintage French 60’s pop band, Les Petits Fours. Krista Hartman’s music continues to be discovered across the globe and she pursues songwriting and recording, blissfully.
Past News and Shows...
I hope all’s well! I have been busy recording, playing live here and there in a French band called, LES PETITS FOURS, songwriting and recently appeared on a podcast based out of NYC called NEW YORK FACTORY FAST…
I’ve also been lining up some shows:
July 16th: Kafe 1870, WAKEFIELD, QUEBEC avec Les Petits Fours
August 17th: CKCU OTTAWA
Interview with Dave Yazebeck- have a listen here: http://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/100/33707.html
August 17th: Starbucks, OTTAWA (Carling an Woodroof) @7pm
August 18th: Avant Garde, OTTAWA @9pm
August 27th: C’est What, TORONTO @6:30pm
August 28th: Grumpy in MONTREAL @ 2pm
September 19th: Pressed, OTTAWA @9pm
Would love to see you in the near future…
How’s it going? Thanks a million for checking out my page. I genuinely appreciate your time!
This year has been a busy one. I recently moved to Ottawa and continue to work on my music… Lately, I’ve been writing songs and testing them out in with various producers in Canada. I am hoping to have a fourth record ready by 2018! As we speak, I’m hanging out in NYC enjoying the scene.
I hope all is well in your world!