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Krister Axel

Krister Axel

Krister Axel (born May 14) is an American musician and poet.

Background

Krister Axel has been writing and performing roots and blues music for 20 years. He began his career as a songwriter performing in the streets of Paris, then New York City, Madison and finally Los Angeles. Krister Axel claims the legendary Chris Whitley as the greatest influence on his writing. His work encompasses pop songwriting as well as a roots-based approach to instrumental pieces commissioned for movie projects. His credits include pieces for the soundtracks to Hate Crime and A Colombia and licensing with NBC Networks, Regent Theaters, and many others.

Krister Axel has a unique style of singing, described by fans as a sort of Bill Withers meets Jamiroquai. He is a self-taught musician who started on the piano and eventually discovered the acoustic guitar.

Discography

Albums and EPs

  • Swexico (EP), Noonchild Records (2004)
  • : produced by Krister Axel and Brian Susko
  • Permanent Friday Night, Noonchild Records (2005)
  • : produced by Krister Axel
  • Arms Around the River, Noonchild Records (2007)
  • : produced by Krister Axel, Cynthia Catania and Brandon Krueger
  • Fast Train, Noonchild Records (2008)
  • : produced by Krister Axel

Production

  • Sunshine Allison, Rise, Riggadig records (1995)
  • : produced by Krister Axel and Sunshine Allison
  • Sunshine Allison, Eastside, Riggadig records (1997)
  • : produced by Krister Axel and Sunshine Allison
  • "Always on My Mind" (single), unreleased (2002)
  • : produced by Krister Axel and Chris James
  • Paper Sun, "Tragic" and "Brooklyn" tracks 1 and 6 from Humanity (EP), digital release (2003)
  • : produced by Krister Axel, Paper Sun, and Chris Fuhrman

AWARDS

  • Songprize Winner 2005 (for "Georgia Rain")
  • Two-time Rock City Music Awards nominee 2005
  • NXNE Showcasing Artist 2005
  • SXSW Showcasing Artist 2006
  • Four Songs featured at Cinequest Film Festival 2006 ("A Colombia" by Ryan Byrne)
  • Three-time Rock City Music Awards nominee 2006
  • Amoeba Records Homegrown Artist, March 2006
  • Songprize Winner 2008 (for "Always A Circle")

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