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by Kristin Plater

Sexy, defiant, heartfelt. Influences include Sheryl Crow, Beth Hart and Fiona Apple. These songs will be in your head for days... and you'll want to keep them there.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dancing Stars
4:37 $0.99
2. The Life I Need
3:42 $0.99
3. Wonder Woman
3:53 $0.99
4. Convince Me
4:09 $0.99
5. Good For You
4:23 $0.99
6. Someone Else's Arms
6:07 $0.99
7. Lying
2:24 $0.99
8. Plutocracy and All Its Discontents
3:30 $0.99
9. Tommy's Girl
2:33 $0.99
10. Big Al
4:18 $0.99
11. Kristin Wants to Play
0:57 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
On a Sunday morning, when you have the day off, and the football game is not on yet, you need a brunching CD. Something to get you to think about getting up. Maybe not a CD that kicks your ass out of bed, but not one that puts you back to sleep. Kristin Plater to the rescue! 24 is Plater's newest platter, and it is one of the best I have heard this year.
Here is another idea. If you're a guy and you have that special person in your life over to spend the night, set your alarm to go off right when the sun comes up (assuming you've finished doing your thing by then), and have it play this CD. There is no better way to start the day. With the first track, "Dancing Stars," and all the others, you'll lie in bed together, cuddling, thinking about how you're both hungry, there is nothing in the refrigerator, but it doesn't matter anyway, because you're going to just lie there and glow with 24.
"Wonder Woman" has meaningful lyrics that deserve to be heard. I found it hard to get any work done while listening to this CD because the lyrics are too captivating. It is much easier to not pay attention to music when the singer keeps saying, "It's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes." Plater is too talented to ignore.
Another good track with good songwriting is "Big Al." This song is definitely a drop-everything-and-listen track. If you close your eyes, you can almost see the story unfold before your eyes.
Plater is a fantastic artist who deserves your attention. And if you act now, you get the track "Kristin Wants to Play," which is her singing at a much younger age. So adorable. Makes me want to buy Girl Scout Cookies and sell them on eBay.

Long before Sheryl Crow, Beth Hart or Fiona Apple hit the musical landscape, singing, guitar-slinging Kristin Plater was providing soulful entertainment to her kindergarten classmates.

It was 1982, the year Plater traded in her cheerleading pom poms for music.

With years of local theater and talent shows under her belt, she eventually earned a gig as the national anthem singer for the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Tired of singing along to karaoke tapes, Plater picked up the guitar at age 19 and started writing songs that remain in your head for days.

In 1999 she was a finalist for the coveted Lilith Fair showcase in Detroit and the first place winner of the Michigan State University Talent Contest.

In 2001, she was a finalist in the Pantene Pro-Voice contest and her debut cd, Dreaming in Pink, was # 3 on WMFO Boston's Living in America top 10 list.

Since moving from Detroit to Boston, Plater has been making impressive strides.

With a growing fan base she is gaining prominence and earning attention within the music scene.

This will come as no surprise once you see her perform.

At every rough bar, quiet coffee house and trendy club in between, she treats her audience to a character which is both introspective and phosphorescent.

A strong stage presence and commanding voice quickly elevate her above not only the pandemonium of a packed house, but also the deluge of other singer songwriters.

She has a deep well of talent and passion to infuse her audience.

A deeply soulful voice recalls at times such talents as Nina Simone and gospel great Dorothy Love Coates, while her guitar work and stage presence garner comparisons with the Nields and early Tracy Chapman.

From her debut album, Dreaming in Pink, her song Disestablishmentarianism has been added into rotation lists at college radio stations and can be found on the compilation cd.

The new 11 Song cd by Kristin Plater! Featuring Steve Mayone, Jonas Kahn, Steve Moore, John Sands (Aimee Mann), Eric Kilburn, Rob Ignazio, Jim Gambino (Swinging Steaks)and Dana Colley (Morphine).

Recorded at Wellspring Sound Studio in Acton, MA and Porter Square Studio in Somerville, MA.

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Rob Ignazio.

Produced by Kristin Plater and Rob Ignazio.

Photos by Deb Kelson, Graphic Design by Ken Scribner and Kristin Plater.



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Chris Howard

Boston stole this incredible talent!
Come back to Michigan, Kristin! Just kidding...24 gets five "dancing" stars from me! I love it...I just happened to stumble upon it after having my heart broken, and the song, "Someone Else's Arms" nearly brought me to tears. I wouldn't be surprised to either see it, or "Wonder Woman," on MTV in the future...


24 is Awesome!
Hey Kristin,
Noah and I bought your new cd from cdbaby (I also sent some info to music-lovers in my office - hopefully they will buy too!).  I listened to it a bunch of times this weekend - it was awesome!   Great job.  I'm glad that I know you and get to hear your music :)

Laura Kaplan Wptc Radio

Kristin Plater's CD lives on my radio show!!!
As a DJ I receive more music than I know what to do with, but at a friend's request I listened to 24. All I can say is WOW!!! Kristin's strong and distinctive voice sets her apart from all others and catapults her into a class of her own. I play this CD practically every week on my show and it gets better every time I hear it. My favorite track is Wonder Woman. This is a purchase you won't regret making.


great !
The first time i heard Kristin i knew that her voice and music will be one of my favorites. I've heard that she had made a cd, a long time ago. I think that her voice is better now and i hope that she will get the chance to record again and again. Good luck to u !

Wendy Schroeder

Great voice and polished production
I bought this CD quite a while back and only listened to it once. But since I now have a CD player in my car I decided to listen to it again last week. Thought "Wow! This is better than I thought!" Then I listened to it today and realized that her CD is truly wonderful. She has a voice that is sweet yet passionate. The production is polished and she has a talented backup band. I highly recommend buying her CD. You won't be disappointed if you like her style of music which is good pop/rock.


Great voice and a song writing talent, plus she's a babe!

Matthew Asbell

An Amazing New CD from An Amazing New Artist
I get a lot promotional CDs in the mail, and most of the time, they're fairly mediocre. Kristin Plater's 24 has been traveling with me everywhere I go. It is amazing! The songs are incredibly catchy, and her voice is at once reminiscent of Natalie Merchant and thoroughly unique. I had the pleasure of seeing Kristin play live with her band recently, and I am awestruck. Buy this CD. It is extremely uncharacteristic of me to make such a recommendation, but I can't help myself. She is THAT good!

Megan Chapman

Simply astonishing, gets me off my feet & all i want to do is rock the house
The first time I seen Kristen was in the coffee shop in lynn ma. She had my vote the first time I heard her. I went home that night and my mother loved it, told me to get her 5 CD's for her and her friends. Then I took it to my work where ALL of the guys loved it. Did you her me GUYS, yes I work with old men (30-55 years old)Everyone automatically downloaded it on the computers. Now all I her is Kristen. (definatly not a bad thing) but now I wonder, WHERE'S KRISTEN SHE DISAPPERED. I think well I know she's doing fine but I would pay good money just to see her again in Boston. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, even my boyfriend loves you, and your right when you say this album is a sit home cuddle in the morning get out of bed songs. We miss you Kristen and hope to here from you SOON.. thank you much Megan Chapman

Performing Songwriter March/April 2003

TOP 12 PICKS For Do-it-yourself Songwriters by Clay Steakley
From the moment the B3 organ and Kristin Plater’s knock-you-on-your-butt voice kick out of the speakers at the top of the first track, you’re enraptured. By the time 24 closes with the smoldering “Big Al” and a childhood recording of Plater singing “Kristin Wants to Play Now,” you’re ready to hit repeat. The masterful singing and hooky, infectious melodies on this Boston artist’s record are absolutely undeniable.
Plater and co-producer Rob Ignazio have put together an impressive collection of radio-ready straightforward pop songs that carry trace elements of blues, jazz and alt-rock. Highlights include the powerful opening track “Dancing Stars,” the moody “Good for You” and the all-American rock of “Lying,” which comes off something like the E Street Band backing Fats Domino in a Chicago blues bar—big, sleazy and fun.

Michael Kopp

The Greatest New Talent in America
Kristin's voice is so powerful and beautiful that no other woman in rock can compare. Her songwriting skills are so touching and heartfelt that you'll have new insights about your own life everytime you listen. I think that she'll make it big someday, so you can be in on the ground floor with this album. Maybe she'll even tour through your town sometime soon!
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