About Kris


Kris grew up on a farm in Florida making up songs with her sister in their treehouse. She started doing plays and musical theater and moved to LA to pursue acting. But she kept writing songs and eventually that became her main focus. She put out a full-length album called “The Left Atrium” in 2013, then “Heartbreak Is Contagious” EP in 2017, and “Pieces That Were Stolen” in 2018.


In 2019, Kris Angelis packed up her broken heart into her little blue Prius and personally booked and performed over 100 shows across all 50 states in about 3 months. The album that came out of her experiences "That Siren, Hope" produced by Bill Lefler, partially co-written with Garrison Starr, and featuring fiddle by Jeb Bows (Gregory Alan Isakov) came out on Jan 24th, 2020 debuting at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and as the highest ranking independent release that week on the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #79. It also appeared on the first-round Grammy ballot and Kris was selected for the Grammy NEXT program. 


“That Siren, Hope” was on the Americana Albums radio chart for 19 weeks, getting to #59 with spins all over the country on FM and SiriusXM, the title track was featured on Netflix’s “Atypical”, and the music video was premiered by American Songwriter Magazine. Her music video for “Photobooth” had 4 nominations including Video of the Year and 3 wins in the International Independent Music Video Awards including Best Folk/Americana Video and Fan Favorite.


Apart from writing and recording the new record, Kris kept busy in 2020 with live-stream performances including the UnCancelled Festival, Folk Alliance Unlocked showcases, Happy Hour for the Guild of Music Supervisors with KT Tunstall, Live from The Hotel Cafe, RoadNation's Road-Less Series, and many many more, as well as releasing a Live album and some singles including an original Holiday song with Abe Abraham. 


“The Skies We Look To” came out April 30th, 2021 at #1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and “I’d Give Anything” was featured in American Songwriter, landed on New Music Nashville, Next From Nashville, and Indigo Official Spotify playlists, and charted for 15 weeks on Americana radio. “My Quiet”, another song from the album, was a winner in the International Songwriting Competition. 


Kris’s latest record, “Damn Shame Waste” came out Sept 9th, 2022. “Run” and “Win the Game” from that album were the #1 and #3 most played new adds on SiriusXM’s The Loft as well as being featured on iHeartRadio in the wake of her being the top fundraising artist ever for MusicBeats Cancer in March. Kris performed at the Life Is Beautiful Music and Arts Festival in Las Vegas September 18th on the Rising Stars stage.


Kris enjoys being “Auntie” to her niece, reading, cooking, hiking, playing nerdy board games, and running charades when she's not working on music.