Photo by Isaac Sim Photography

Photo by Isaac Sim Photography

Although blooming from the suburbs of Calgary, AB, Kirsten Ludwig belongs to no set of roads and dwells in transition. A nomad at heart, Ludwig finds true solace in her quiet ambition, gentle voice, and mellotron- induced thoughts. With a soft demeanour and heavy mind, Kirsten Ludwig achieves simultaneous vulnerability, strength, grace, and madness.

Only having started professionally pursuing music in 2014, Ludwig has managed to develop a detailed list of notable events in quite a short amount of time. Starting out, she was given the opportunity to record an album, which would be her first, through the Rawlco 10K20 Grant in Alberta. Ludwig released
'Drifting' [2014] independently, working with producer and engineer Sam Weber - an album heavily influenced by the likes of Kathleen Edwards and Volcano Choir. 

Kirsten Ludwig released her sophomore album, 'Honest Tracks' [2016], with the support of FACTOR, fresh- faced and determined to establish herself as not only a songwriter, but a producer and visionary. Journeying quite far from her last release, Ludwig managed to find an unusual approach that allowed her to weave stirring melodies into her cryptic, yet genuine lyrics. Following the release of ‘Honest Tracks’, Ludwig set out on a solo cross-Canada house show tour with Dan Mangan’s Madic Records, giving her the necessary knowledge to then independently book and tour Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland for 6 weeks in the fall of 2016 with fellow songstress Alexandria Maillot.

With another cross-Canada tour under her belt earlier in the year, 2017 has been another busy year as she dives into the recording process of her third release - which focuses mainly on portraying the album as a reflection of the live performance she has worked on cultivating in her previous year of touring. Ludwig is confirmed to release her upcoming record with Kathryn Calder’s Oscar St. Records.