Special Broadcast Episode May 16, 2019

Access Day 2019 - Kristina Shelden LIVE INTERVIEW

3:07pm - 4:03pm

Kristina Shelden is a Canadian singer, songwriter and performer of aboriginal descent based in Vancouver, BC. Her voice smolders in indie folk, jazzy, and soulful genres. Her voice and music has been described as honest, stripped-down, soulful, and moving.

Kristina started performing at an early age in choirs, musicals, and jazz bands. After putting herself through a year of basic musicianship in college, however, she suffered a c4/c5 spinal cord injury that threatened to end her advancing musical ambitions. But through hard work and determination, and despite her physical limitations, she is again performing at venues throughout the city, writing new music, and has joined the board of directors for the Vancouver Adapted Music Society.

As a self-taught songwriter, Kristina is hiring professional producer Harvey Small (Peach Pit, Sarah Jickling) to develop her first full length album, to be fully released by the end of 2019. This record will explore the emotional challenges of love and loss, all the while emoting through the social lens of living and working with a disability, and as a First Nations woman.