Thunder Ridge Records





Kristina Stykos is a music producer, recording engineer, songwriter and performer based in Vermont. Her recording studio, Pepperbox Studio, is solar, wind and generator powered and fully off-the-grid. She is the founder-owner of Thunder Ridge Records and has engineered & produced over 15 albums for her label.

Kristina was recently awarded the “Best Songwriter of 2013” designation from one of Vermont’s major daily newspapers, the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, for her newest release Wyoming Territory. This album was supported in its development by the Ucross Foundation & Brush Creek artist residencies of Wyoming.

 After her first self-produced release, In The Earth’s Fading Light (2005), was designated “Best Vermont Album of the Year” by the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, Kristina completed the next phase of her audio engineering education by earning a production certificate at the Berklee School of Music in Boston.

Her other recent albums include two collaborative projects, Beautiful Blood (2013) with singer-songwriter Steve Mayone of Brooklyn NY, and Raven (2011) co-produced with Grammy-nominated pianist Philip Aaberg of Montana..

"This certainly is not the voice of a bubblegum pop chanteuse. Stykos now delivers strong songs, with a mature, seemingly all-knowing vocal style." - Art Edelstein, arts reviewer, Barre-Montpelier Times Argus

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