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Courtney Krause

Dylan Boyle
Chris English
Chris Gallant
Gavin Moore

Americana-Folk - Des Moines, IA


Courtney Krause's thought-provoking style of writing is not only encompasses the longing heart of a singer/songwriter, but speaks to a variety of situations and circumstances that are faced in current day relationships. Captivating and inspiring, this sound modernizes classic folk with sultry soul and rhythm where all sides of the story are told.

From Des Moines, Iowa, Courtney Krause's music has been featured on KCWI 23, KCCI 8, Iowa Public Radio (IPR), and KFGM Homegrown. From events like Des Moines Music Coalition's Little BIG Fest, to annual volunteering at Race for the Cure, Women Helping Women, and JDRF, Krause has significantly contributed to the musical growth in Des Moines; at the same time, bringing people and music listeners of all ages and backgrounds together. 

Most recently, her band has added to the 2016 80/35 lineup, after the song "Hardwood Floors" was selected for Carpe Diem III. The song "I Understand" was used to be chosen for the 2016 Community Selected Artist for Des Moines Music Coalition's Gross Domestic Project. 

The well received album, "Thoughts and Sound," homes lyrically driven songs that bring the listener into a genuine place, in an honest conversation. The tracks are thoughts, the album as a whole is sound, and together they are a conversation about relationships, understanding, and humanity.

"I feel like I've been writing songs for other over-analytical, racing, sympathetic minds. I want the songs to reflect that genuine emotion we are capable of that make us human without relying in pity or self sorrow. I want the songs to try to help others cope better, love a little more, and know when it's time to take action for change in our lives. The live shows are so important for that reason. They allow opportunities for listening and experiencing people and life first hand. We put a lot of work into composing the live shows, and there is no greater gift than when we get to share what we're doing with others."


Courtney Krause - Thoughts and Sound - 01 - Subtle Motions.mp3 - Courtney Krause

Courtney Krause - Thoughts and Sound - 03 - Follow.mp3 - Courtney Krause

Courtney Krause - Thoughts and Sound - 04 - Hardwood Floors.mp3 - Courtney Krause