Courtney Krause
Des Moines
Performing: Friday, July 8 at 5:00 pm on Kum & Go Stage
I will admit, I am a sucker for a folk/country singer with a big voice and Courtney Krause fits that mold perfectly. Krause is a singer-songwriter, but she’s also a talented performer and one heck of a storyteller. Her voice is so strong, she shines whether with a full band or alone with a guitar. So I say I’m a sucker for Courtney Krause’s style, but it’s easy to fall for a voice that beautiful, music this strong and stories this special.

Krause has been active in the scene for years, but 2015 and 2016 have been her biggest years to date. She released her first album Thoughts and Sound to rave reviews. Chad Taylor with Cityview said of the album: “the songs show genuine depth and emotion, but the true star of the album is Krause's voice, which is gorgeous and reason enough for a couple listens." Her voice and her performances have been winning over more and more fans which have voted her to appearances on the CarpeDM showcase album, on this year’s Gross Domestic Product and on stages all across the Midwest. I’d say there’s a good chance that Krause will leave 80/35 with even more fans.

- Written by Dave Murphy. Dave has written lots of places, and may write for you if you ask nicely. Follow Dave at @helloimdave.