Kristi Cowles was born into a rather zany family of singers and raised in Wittenberg, Wisconsin. Her father directed music at the local high school as well as the church. It was no accident that she was blessed with a strong alto voice, as both her parents sang duets throughout their long married life together.
Though it took her a while longer than most to manifest her lifelong dream of becoming a professional singer, from 1970 on, she never looked back. Singing five to six nights a week for the next seventeen years provided support for her two daughters and the completion of her undergraduate work at Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At this juncture, she decided to end her singing career (or so she thought) and move to San Francisco for graduate work. Two years later, with an M.A in East/West Psychology, she returned to her home state and founded Pederson Victorian Bed & Breakfast and Singing Wolf Center. During the early years of this professional shift, Kristi, the musician, hibernated, but was awakened by her good friend and teaching partner, Patrick Price, now co-owner of Dogbotz Boneyard.
A Thousand Times I've Thought of You is Kristi Cowles's second CD. It is dedicated to her brother, Greg Cowles, who died unexpectedly in 1998. It exists so we will remember those who have gone before us.