Kirsten Thien will be hanging at the IBCs (International Blues Challenge) in Memphis, TN from January 22 – 26. She will make a special appearance at the Blind Raccoon Showcase at Purple Haze as a guest of the Magus Berg Band. Kirsten recently signed Magnus to her own Screen Door Records label after taking him on the road with her band in 2013 – 2014. As she participated in and watched his new release Cut Me Loose unfold under direction of producer Erik Boyd, Thien knew this release deserved her time and attention to bring the record, and the young Magnus Berg’s talent, to a wider audience. Kirsten also appears on the record as a guest singer and co-writer.
In an exciting new step, Kirsten combines her business skills with her musicianship, taking it to the next level and applying what she has learned as a touring and recording artist over the years. Magnus Berg’s Cut Me Loose has remained on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Album Charts top 20 since its release in November. Quite a run for a new artist to the Blues scene with much more to come!