Kristen Graves is a singer/songwriter and humanitarian from Fairfield, CT, serving as the current Connecticut State Troubadour. With catchy songs, funny stories and inspiring lyrics, Kristen performs approximately 175 shows a year throughout the country. Her most notable performances have been with David Amram and Pete Seeger. She has four albums, as well as a Christmas CD and two EPs to her credit. Her newest release, ‘Now Ain’t the Time for Tears’, is due out on June 14, 2014. In addition to a rigorous performing schedule, Kristen makes sure to focus time on humanitarian efforts through different organizations. Currently, Kristen spends about three months of her year volunteering with Simply Smiles, a Connecticut-based charity run by her husband, Bryan Nurnberger.