Past Live Shows
Kirstie Kraus is a feisty powerhouse that lays it all out each time she takes the stage. Her sound is a blend of modern country-pop with a mix of blues, a little funk and 80's rock tones. Some of Kirstie’s biggest influences are LeAnn Rimes, Elton John, Phil Collins, Amy Grant, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, and Faith Hill.
Kirstie moved to Nashville in October 2017 and jumped right into the creation of her first record after touring the Midwest with her previous rockin’ country band Thirsty Jones. Kirstie has teamed up with EMC2 Records (Nashville, TN) and Sound Kitchen (Franklin, TN) for a full length record release in 2020.
The anticipated 'Yes You Can' album which was partly funded by Kickstarter backers from her native state of Wisconsin is eleven tracks in length and enriched with some of Nashville's finest players including Rich Redmond (Drums, Jason Aldean), Ford Thurston (Guitar, Randy Houser), and Lee Turner (Organ, Darius Rucker). The record was mastered by Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban).
Kirstie’s two singles "Delusional" and "Gotta Do" have been featured on the Top Ten Tuesday playlist for Next Women of Country, selected to air on Times Up Radio, climbed to #1 on She Wolf Radio and was picked up on country radio in the US and UK.
When in Nashville one can find Kirstie showcasing at the local hot spots, in a writing room, demoing songs, or booking her next tour. When on the road you can spot Kraus driving a 2000 Dutchman RV.
The Midnight Madness Show can be heard live on WFMC Jams every Tuesday from 7-9pm central
While studying classical guitar and recording at Texas A&M, he started touring the state with several Texas country artists. Whether playing clubs or leading worship at his church, he knew his calling would always be with music.
Throughout his career, Shaver has already opened for Blake Shelton, Lee Brice, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels, Gretchen Wilson, and many more.
He plays overseas for the troops regularly through Armed Forces Entertainment and Navy Entertainment. So far he has played Afghanistan, Bahrain, Djibouti, Qatar, Kuwait, UAE, Cuba, Portugal, and Spain.
Andrew was the Great American Song Contest Winner in 2015 and won Best Country Song “Easier Katia Zuccarell.” He was also the Hard Rock Rising Competition winner with Rachel Lipsky in 2017, and the Pepsi Southern Gulf Coat original winner with Rachel Lipsky in 2014.
He continues to tour and record with several artists in the Nashville area and beyond. His self-produced debut single “Love Don’t Come Easy” was released on August 14th, 2020.