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NEW!!  Blues Matters – Dec 2012 ~”Kirsten is a first class act that major festivals should be booking next year.”

TWO Live Show reviews from separate appearances in the UK.

  Blues Matters – June 2012
Featuring an in-depth interview with Kirsten Thien
+ Kirsten’s essay on the Howlin’ for Hubert concert at the
Apollo Theater in New York City!





“Delicious ist ein unheimlich vielseitiges Album geworden, das die verschiedenen Talente von Kirsten Thien voll zur Geltung bringt. Die Frau ist einfach klasse!”
Rocktimes (Germany)

Een soms fluisterende Kirsten en weer die arrangementen waarbij je je weer thuis waant in die goede oude soultijd van Memphis. En over rocken gesproken, “Treat ‘im like a man” knalt uit de speakers. Kirsten Thien in topvorm. (The Netherlands)

Guitar Player Magazine
(Editors’s Pick ~ Aug 2011)

“Thien’s supple voice can act out a song’s lyrics with both honesty and cinematic effect…a real treat is Please Drive, where Thien is joined by blues legend Hubert Sumlin on guitar”

Pat St. John, Legendary NY DJ, currently on Sirius/XM, says:
“The album is flawless. She’s gonna be a BIG, big star!”

Charles Dauphin, of Music News Nashville recently said:

“Honestly, this is as close to a perfect album as I have heard or written about in some time. From the sensuous title cut to her vocals on “Ain’t That The Truth” and “A Woman Knows,” Thien is a star.” View the full article.

Blog Review of a Recent Live Show by WFUV’s Eric Holland
and as seen on

“I had the chance to see Kirsten Thien last week at the Triad Theater in Manhattan, and she burned it up….really nothing but praise for her.” Watch full review here. See video from the show here.




Delicious gets a shout out on Keyboard Magazine’s Editor’s Playlist:

“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…Too macho for a taste of estro-rock? “Delicious” will have you asking for seconds.” Stephen Fortner, Keyboard Magazine


DownBeat Review

April 2011 Issue of the DownBeat Magazine says:

“Kirsten Thien’s stock in trade is modern blues infused with soul and rock. She’s a lithe, composed vocalist, inclined to use her attractive voice to elevate rather than plumb lyrics in songs she’s written about sensual love.”

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“[Thien] just seems to have a natural gift for singing blues and blues-rock…”
Richard Skelly, Blues Revue Magazine






Jazz and Blues Report Issue #332

Issue #332 of the Jazz and Blues Report says:

“It seems never to fail that one of the year’s best releases surely shows up near year’s end. In this case, NYC-based singer/guitarist Kirsten Thien has served up a captivating soul set that, whether smoldering or scorching, is always generating serious heat. …  Find this one and buy it.” (Duane Verh) Download a pdf of the full article.

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Sound Guardian (Croatia) says:

Rocktimes, Germany says:
“Delicious ist ein unheimlich vielseitiges Album geworden, das die verschiedenen Talente von Kirsten Thien voll zur Geltung bringt. Die Frau ist einfach klasse!”

This reviewer clearly doesn't "get it". Yes we mean that literally and figuratively.

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BluesNews Germany:

BluesNews Norway:
“Alt fra cover/innpakning til musikalsk uttrykk er rett og slett delikat…”

Carol Borrington of Blues Matters Magazine (UK) says:

“Definitely one to watch.”

Doug Morrissey of says:
“The band Kirsten is playing with is tighter than a Japanese hotel room on every track and compliment KT’s own guitar playing as well as her amazing voice.”

More Reviews of Delicious

Frank O. Grutch Jr. of Rock and Reprise says:
“Let me put it this way. If someone put this CD in my stocking at Christmas, I would play hell to find something good enough to pay them back.”
Read the full review at Rock and Reprise or download a PDF of this article here

Frets of says:
I came across Kirsten Thien’s music thru Twitter, and she sure can sing the blues. She’s got an amazing voice that’s at times powerful, at times intimate…but always full of soul. And as I’m reading more about her for this post, I see that she’s in great company. She just opened for Buddy Guy at the Birchmere last week, and her album features blues guitarist Arthur Neilson, blues harmonica player Billy Gibson, and blues legend Hubert Sumlin (who I just noted was a guest on Kenny Wayne Shepherd’s new album…man that guy is keepin’ busy!).
Read the full review at

kippenvel  and Heaven Magazine (Netherlands) says:
“Thien is a great, but unfortunately yet undiscovered talent that rightly begs, moans and hollers to be discovered eleven songs and two radio edits long.”
Read the full review at kippenvel or check out the .pdf of the Heaven Magazine Article (in Dutch).

Rick Galusha of Pacific Street Blues says:
“This is a very solid, immediately enjoyable album that a wide base of blues fans should readily embrace.”
Download a PDF of the article here

Jazz N More (Switzerland) says:

“Thien zitiert Acoustic Blues,souligen Pop, Chicago Blues, alles zuge-schniten auf ihre wandelbare Stimme.”
Download a PDF of the article here

David McGee of The Bluegrass Special says:
“Note too how in Thien’s writing there is no suggestion of mean man blues–Delicious is about love desired, love delivered, love treasured, love celebrated in the heart and by the body”
Read the full review at The Bluegrass Special

Terry Clear of Blues Bytes says:
“This is an accomplished album by a very talented artist and it deserves a listen!”
Read the full review at Blues Bytes or download a PDF of the article here

C.W.’s Music Blog says:
“Kirsten Thien has been on the rise since 2001 and infuses her love for Aretha Franklin, traditional New Orleans jazz and the classic women blues singers of the 20’s into all her album releases”
Read the full review at C.W.’s Music Blog

Nashville Blues Society says:
“She possesses a great set of pipes, and puts them to the test on this set. Purring, growling, whispering and howling, she uses her vocals to reach out and grab you on songs that range from STAX-flavored soul, funky jazz, to straight acoustic blues.”
Read the full review at Nashville Blues Society or download a PDF of the article here

Gordon Baxter of Blues in Britain says
Delicious shows that Kirsten Thien is a real talent, and potentially a force to be reckoned with.”
Read the full review at Blues in Britain

Midwest Record says:
“An army brat that has no compunction about mixing Memphis with ‘northern Baptist’ soul and super smart pop songwriting, this fire cracker is the package.”
Read the full review at Midwest Record or download a PDF of the article here

John Taylor of Blog Critics says:
“Thien’s a savvy and astute artist who knows exactly what she’s doing and who’s determined to make a musical mark.”
Read the full review at Blog Critics or download a PDF of the article, which is two pages page one and page two

Bill Wilson of Billtown Blues says:
“Kirsten Thien is a lot like a good, well-aged scotch…smooth going down, leaving you with that warmth in your belly that once you’ve tasted it, you’ll never forget it.”
Read the full review at Billtown Blues

Reviews of You’ve Got Me

Mare Wakefield of Performing Songwriter says:
“Thien’s got a great set of pipes [moving] from Bonnie Raitt mellow to Aretha Franklin wailing high notes. … On You’ve Got Me, Thien’s got you.”

Jamie Perkins of Portsmouth Herald says:
“Thien is a natural at songwriting. Weaving her way through the lyrical intricacies of relationships both positive and negative, she seasons her songs with dashes of instrumental differentiation.” says:
“Bluesy singer/songwriter Kirsten Thien may have graduated college with a finance degree, but it’s her sultry croon that’s earned her respect within the music community.”