Kirsten Sowers is a 13 year old country/pop, singer-songwriter-musician.
At age 7, Kirsten began taking guitar lessons. After a couple months, Kirsten wrote her first song. Since then, Kirsten has been writing songs about friends, school, and everyday life events.
At age 8, Kirsten began performing on the stage. Her first public performance was at Shady Brook Farms, an outdoor venue that held concert series throughout the summer. She played her original songs and some cover tunes.
Kirsten wrote a song entitled “Alley” that was about one of her Golden Retrievers. When she was 9 and performed the song at the World Café Live, she left tears in some audience members’ eyes.
At age 10, Kirsten met Russell Newberry, a deckhand on the television show the Deadliest Catch. When Russell discovered that Kirsten played guitar, he introduced her to Mark from Operation Troop Aid. Operation Troop Aid was auctioning off a celebrity guitar signed by Loretta Lynn, Lady Antebellum, Charlie Daniels, (and many others). Mark asked Kirsten to perform. When she finished, Mark was so impressed that he pulled out a sharpie and asked Kirsten to sign the celebrity guitar!
Russell then challenged Kirsten to write a song about the Deadliest Catch, the military, Dangerous Red Wine and Jamerson Motorsports. She wrote the song, “Dangerous Red”. When it was completed, Kirsten was invited to play the song at the Season 6 Premier Party at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City.
In September 2010, Kirsten made her television debut on NBC 10 in Philadelphia, PA, on The 10! Show. Kirsten was interviewed and performed her original song “Absentmindedly”.
On September 11, 2010, Kirsten was honored to perform at the Freedom Gives Back Tour at McGuire Air Force Base/Fort Dix in Wrightstown, New Jersey, to commemorate the ninth anniversary of 9-11.
In March 2011, Kirsten created “Kirsten Kares Foundation” and the slogan “On Stage… On A Mission”. She kicked off establishing her Foundation by performing at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia and at World Café Live at Musicopia’s First Annual Children-Helping Children Perform-a-Thon” to help supply instruments and instructions to underprivileged children throughout Greater Philadelphia. For more information on KKF, please visit the page.
In May 2011, Kirsten performed “God Bless America” at the Fifth Annual Armed Forces Freedom Ride which started in Collingswood, NJ and ended at McGuire Air Force Base. She also performed the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America” at the America’s Heroes on Memorial Day Weekend Military Night at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey. Both venues asked her back in 2012.
As an active member of Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), in July 2011, Kirsten was one of the youngest participants in the NSAI Song Camp, in Nashville, TN. She performed at the Commodore Grille during the Camp. Also in July, she performed at the TD Performing Arts Center in Sewell, NJ as part of a Ticket Master Event for the Freedom Gives Back Tour. Kirsten opened for Bruce in the USA, the World’s #1 Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band, to help raise funds for wounded soldiers. Kirsten was also honored to appear in Martin Guitar Company’s The Sounding Board, Volume 31, which stated she “is emerging as a natural musical force and talent."
On 9-11-11, Kirsten was once again honored to perform on this day at the Memorial & Monument of the Delaware Valley Dedication and Unveiling in Brooklawn, New Jersey.
Throughout the remainder of 2011, Kirsten reappeared on NBC’s The 10! Show, this time performing her original “Stuck in My Head”. Kirsten also performed at such places as New Egypt Speedway, World Café Live for the Kids Rock For Kids Benefit Concert supporting Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, among other events.
To kick off 2012, Kirsten appeared again in Martin Guitar Company’s The Sounding Board and performed on the main stage at the Greater Philadelphia’s Motorsports Race Car & Trade Show, and also appeared at Spring Mountain Adventure’s 50th Anniversary Fire & Ice Festival. She also was invited to ArtsQuest’s SteelStacks Live! television studio for a sit down interview and performance of two original songs.
In April of 2012, Kirsten performed "The National Anthem” to start the Kids Day Race for ING Kids Rock Nashville, in Nashville, TN. The event raised awareness to childhood obesity. While in Nashville, Kirsten completed an hour songwriting session at NSAI and performed at the local Commodore Grille.
Later in 2012, Kirsten entered the Texaco Country Showdown, a national songwriting competition. She performed at the Semi-Final with her original song, “Tell Me”. She was also named the Featured Performer of the Week with over 13,000 hits to her profile page in one week!
Throughout 2012, Kirsten has performed at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Riversharks Baseball Team, World Café Live, Wall Stadium Speedway, Bridgeport Speedway, Hershey Amusement Park, The NJ State Freedom Fest Fair, Grandview Speedway, and WXTU 92.5's Country Fest at Elmwood Park Zoo!
Kirsten continues to perfect her songwriting, musician and vocal skills and continues to work with her charity, Kirsten Kares Foundation. She is currently recording two songs at Milkboy Recording Studio.