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“TOP 20 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR CELESTE KRENZ - When Krenz first went solo, she was clearly a country artist--but as time has worn on, some of her C&W attributes have receded into the background. Now in preproduction on an as-yet-untitled CD, she comments, "I think it's going to be a little less country than it's been in the past. I've been gradually going in the direction of contemporary acoustic folk-rock. Actually, I think it's going to wind up being a rootsy folk-rock thing, although right now I'm not really sure." What Krenz does know without question is that she's got a slew of new songs about which she feels strongly. Her co-writers for these compositions include accomplished Sugar Hill recording artist Tim O'Brien; Fred Koller, a Nashville-based tunesmith who's written with John Hiatt, Nanci Griffith and Shel Silverstein; and Kenn Hayes, who she says "originally started out doing children's books but has branched out into doing music in several different genres."”
“Her signature song for her North Dakota fans would have to be “Dakota Wind,” from her 1998 release “Wishin’.” It has been featured in an energy conservation ad campaign, has been sung at the Medora Musical and appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. Celeste Krenz has drawn on her North Dakota roots as inspiration and as a guide for running her career. “A Prairie Home Companion.” It’s a prime example of Krenz’s style, songwriting and voice; a voice that Robert Oermann of Music Row Magazine called “the purest folk voice I’ve heard in years.””
““An infectious blend of sweet vocals, story based lyrics and acoustic sensibilities.” ”
““The purest folk voice I’ve heard in years, and that little catch in her throat gives it just a touch of hillbilly soul. I was so enchanted that I practically held my breath.” --”