NEW YORK, NY (Aug 20, 2012) – After completing their “C2 SHINING C” cross country tour, Kirsten Thien and her band hit the East Coast like a storm, with their “Cape to Coast” tour reaching New England Sept 7 – 10. These are The Kirsten Thien Band’s last U.S. tour dates of the year, after which they will head off to Northern Europe to bring American Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll at it’s best to audiences in Holland, France, Germany and Belgium.

Thien’s latest release, Delicious, has created quite a stir in the Blues world and her dynamic live shows have motivated fans to plan vacations around The Kirsten Thien Band touring schedule. Legendary New York DJ Pat St. John exclaimed on-air at Sirius/XM, “The album is flawless. She’s gonna be a big, big star.”

The Kirsten Thien Band CAPE-TO-COAST Tour
Fri, Sept 7 Portsmouth, NH The Press Room
Sat, Sept 8 Hyannis, MA The Island Merchant
Sun, Sept 9 Leominster, MA House Concert (RSVP)
Mon, Sept 10 Rockland, ME Time Out Pub Blues Series

Thien’s unlikely path from a Georgetown University Business School graduate to a Blues and Roots Rock singer/songwriter began when just weeks before graduation when she decided to forgo a life on Wall Street for a career in music. Since then she has released three full-length albums, toured the East Coast extensively, opened for (among others) Dickey Betts, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Guy, and recently returned from a headline tour in Europe. Her latest release, Delicious, has received much acclaim and worldwide radio airplay, debuting at #11 on the USA Blues Radio Charts and climbing to #2 on B.B. King’s Bluesville’s new music charts. Delicious highlights Thien’s award-winning songwriting talent, impressive voice, and her live band which is “tighter than a Japanese hotel room” ( The record also includes two tracks featuring Blues guitar legend Hubert Sumlin.

“This fire cracker is the package. Man up, put the emo aside and enjoy the ride into adulthood. Hot stuff.”

-Chris Spector, Midwest Record
“This fire-haired songwriter’s voice strikes a perfect balance between the precise but homey crooning of Bonnie Raitt and the sheer incendiary power of Janis Joplin… Delicious will have you asking for seconds.”

-Stephen Fortner, Keyboard Magazine

While comparisons abound, from Keb’ Mo’ to Sheryl Crow, Thien has carved out her own unique Contemporary Blues/Pop sound that travels the highway between 1955 Chicago, 1969 Memphis, and present-day New York City (Thien’s current home in the space-time continuum). Don’t be surprised if they throw in a little Country, Rock or Jazz for good measure. Boundaries don’t hold this band back any more than state lines could hold them back from the next show!

Thien’s stellar touring band has been together for over five years and promises a romping, stomping good time!

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