About the Artist:
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 when a good friend and teaching partner, Patrick Price (now co-owner of Dogbotz Boneyard), came to her with an incredible idea.
This idea became a book they wrote together on personal mythology entitled Icons of the mythic Self: Journey into the Realm of Personal Symbols. Soon after completion f the book’s original draft, Kristi began to write music — something she had really not done during her professional music career. The songs she composed became her first CD, Shagbark Hickory Spirit, simultaneously introducing various sections of circle art book written by Patrick and herslf.
Because of Kristi’s lifelong and unfaltering commitment to the welfare of Earth Mother and all her peoples, we at Dogbotz Boneyard are honoring her journey by donating 100% of the sale of this CD to our recipient charitable organization.