The Wake Forest Listening Room

An Evening with Kristy Lee

All Ages
Friday, September 26, 2025
Doors: 6:45pm Show: 7:30pm

“Kristy Lee is at the top of her art on The Olive Tree. Her Southern gothic passion, penetrating voice and lyrics rattled my bones and brought back ghosts. Sonically and musically, it’s a tour de force: creative arrangements, pure tones, jumping time signatures all kept me alive in the album. Easy contender for my favorite album of 2023.” – Emily Saliers, The Indigo Girls

“Kristy Lee is a triple threat. She has the unique ability to speak to souls, break hearts and mend them all at the same time. Her music is a breath of fresh air in a smoke-filled bar packed tight with anticipation.” –

“An Alabama girl full of emotion, who’s acoustic guitar and rich vocals prove she is as passionate as Aretha Franklin circa soul ’69.” – Ultra Underground (Australia)

“Kristy Lee has one of Alabama’s most powerful voices. Her voice calls to mind long gone Blues Belters, Southern Soul Shouters, and Gospel Divas.” – Lawerence Specker (



Kristy’s career started in the early 2000’s with an exclusive deal through Target Stores across the U.S. releasing her 1st album, Lifescapes. She’s been touring the U.S. and overseas for the last 20+ years. Her latest release (Aug 2023), The Olive Tree, debuted at #1 on the iTunes blues charts. 

Kristy’s raw authenticity has captured the hearts of a loyal international fan base as well as some of music’s top names. She has toured and shared the stage with Leon Russell, Zac Brown Band, Indigo Girls, G. Love & Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Jason Isbell, Sister Hazel and Imagine Dragons – to name a few. She has played some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world including BluesFest Australia, the Hangout Fest, 30A Songwriters Festival, Cayamo & The Rock Boat Festivals at Sea, and her own conception, the Unleashed Women’s Music Festival in Pensacola, Florida. 

Kristy also landed an original song, “One Night Romance” with G.Love & Special Sauce on the album, Sugar, featuring 60’s soul legend, Mary Clayton (The Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter) – it is the ultimate incarnation of the “Dirt Road Soul” Kristy Lee has become known for. 

Her music transcends genres, lifts heavy spirits and promotes the healing that we all sometimes need. Her songs tend to be true stories of her own journey, her loved one’s struggles and accomplishments, and overall positive messages that the world can relate to – and needs to hear. Kristy’s unique style of music is the background music to all our lives.

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