Kristen Toedtman’s songs grow from the roots she was born with and others she cultivated from South America and Spain, the east coast of a troubled America, late night solitude and from you, watching her. She lives in Los Angeles and performs regularly in Hollywood (Pig 'n Whistle, Hotel Café, Highland Grounds) while working on an upcoming online radio program and singing with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Kristen began her formal music training at the Manhattan School of Music prep division, studying violin. After a childhood of piano, violin and saxophone lessons, she went on to Indiana University where, feeling a greater ability to express with her voice, she shifted her focus to singing. Insisting on the best of both worlds, Kristen makes time to return to the east coast to perform with one of her favorite ever musical projects: The Baltimore Afrobeat Society (B.A.S.) honoring the music of Nigerian Afrobeat star Fela Kuti.