publication of Krista's first e-book, “Dark Endowment: A
Modern Vampire Romance,” is currently underway. More
information if currently available on Kickstarter.com. Go to
Kickstarter to pledge funds going toward its publication. More
details to come. Anticipated publication date: August, 2012.
You are alone in
a rambling house. You hear a knock at the door, jolting you from
your slumber. You check the clock: midnight. Do you answer it?
shouldn’t. It may be The Draugen coming to call.
A thousand-year-old clan of immortal undead, The Draugen, like
vampires, sustain themselves by feasting on human blood.
Norse legend holds that The Draugen find their victims by knocking
upon their doors after nightfall.
The Draugen aren't just a legend. They are very real and
have resurfaced in modern day San Francisco. Two of the
clan's eldest members become immersed in a struggle for a powerful
amulet. Ultimately, their feud culminates in a life or death
battle for Trinity, a beautiful, young, human with a secret past.
One member of the clan wants to protect her; the other wants
to destroy her. Will good or evil triumph? Who will win the
battle for Trinity’s soul?
all) About Me
In the beginning there
was Jim Croce...then came Sheryl Crow, Clay Aiken, Ronnie Earl,
Ellen Martinez, Lorena Gamboa (of Jorge and Lorena),and northern
Minnesota's own Dave Peterson (of Cuyuna Creek Bluegrass). Now,
busting the doors of the music industry wide open comes Krista
Ravengael, the latest in a long line of special education teachers
hell-bent on conquering the music world by storm. In a world where
these brave individuals have faced not only the rigors of the
classroom, but the terrors of the spotlight, only the strongest
will go on to achieve the highest honors and most widespread
the initial seven members of the above teacher/musician consortium
are widely-heralded as geniuses in their field, Krista remains
somewhat of a musical anomaly. For those who still count
themselves among the musically uninitiated, the time has come to
light upon her first full-length CD, Thanks but No. In order to
sufficiently do this, however, we must first present a mini-lesson
about the career highlights of Krista Ravengael, the alternative
music industry's newest and most exciting sensation:
October 2, 2009, Krista released her first independently produced
will be sure to garner her own shameless critical acclaim).
musical forays have oft considered to be the most astounding
musical adventures to grace any stage or airway since Shawn
Cassidy's groundbreaking album Under
has been compared to many illustrious musicians and performers,
including (but not limited to): Janis Joplin, Bette Midler, Frank
Black, Carol Burnett (as well as the Carol on the original Bob
Kathy Griffin, Ann Magnuson, Larry David, Alice Ghostley (Bernice
and Jo Ann Worley (of Rowan
& Martin's Laugh-In
has opened for a wide variety of up-and-coming east coast
musicians and performers (often without their express knowledge
has a very special connection to her audience, and relates with
them in a very personal, often frightening way.
has been introduced as a "brilliant songwriter" (often
under extreme duress) by some of the east and west coast's most
cutting-edge singer-songwriters, musicians, and performers.
songwriting has been described as both a "searingly original
and unapologetic slap to the temporal lobe" and an
"irresistible if unabashedly blatant blend of insight and
humor" (the latter description being written by herself).
herself, has been dubbed, "The Swedish Kathy Griffin set to
Krista has a
vast amount of experience terrifying audiences by playing her
live guerilla-style brand of music in small clubs and coffee
shops along the east coast, and has recently made her home (to
the dismay of many locals) in the scenic southern Oregon basin.
Quotables (directed toward current and former Special Education
teachers/musicians around the globe):
Crow, I’m gonna be soaking up your sun
from now on."
Martinez, don’t let that teaching license expire just yet."
and Lorena Gamboa, get ready for some competition; Spring, Texas
just might make it onto my 2010 touring schedule."
if I were a resident of northern Minnesota, you would be trembling
in your water-resistant boots right now–and not just from
in music from a very young age, Krista wrote her first song ("Way
Down South where the Elephants Shit their Butts") at 3 1/2
years of age. Upon its completion, she immediately sang this
prodigal hit into a plastic tape recorder (which was later
destroyed), though, fortunately, has been preserved for posterity
thanks to her cousin Aimee’s amazing memory and astounding
Originally hailing from
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Krista grew up idolizing such pop
culture icons as: Shaun Cassidy, Kiss, John Schneider (Bo
Duke), Robert Wagner (during his Hart
to Hart phase),
and Hutch (as opposed to Starsky). At age 18 (not 19 1/2 as
some records indicate), she graduated from The Pittsburgh High
School for the Creative and Performing Arts (along with Chris
Garver of Miami
Upon graduating, Krista was accepted into the illustrious
Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles, California.
Unsure of how to fend for herself in a substantially larger city,
she decided, instead, to accept a Music scholarship at nearby
Youngstown State University.
successfully completing the single longest school quarter of her
adult life, Krista withdrew from this fine institution to attend
Pittsburgh’s exclusive Community College of Allegheny
Krista went on to attend many other
illustrious academic institutions and even spent a semester
overseas at London’s Richmond University. Upon
graduating from Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University with
an English degree (after many semesters spent watching Northern
Whoopie Goldberg Show),
Krista moved back to Pittsburgh to begin her musical career in
earnest. Krista additionally holds degrees from The Ohio
State University, Southern Oregon University, and Portland State
University (none of them in Music).
makes her home in the southern Oregon basin and cultivates
interests in David Duchovny’s aging process, prison shanks,
new salad fixings, National Public Radio, Pug fold care, the
Tarot, and outlandish British humor. Having been stripped of
all of her dignity (she is, after all, also a teacher), she spends
her Friday nights weeping uncontrollably while watching CBS’s