Composer and Singer-Songwriter




Kristin Cotts is a multifaceted composer, songwriter, and performer. She has been performing solo and with her band  for the past ten years. Mixing wit with sadness and a straightforward delivery with an irony-laden roll of the eyes, she both connects and entertains. Kristin's lyrics delve into the beauty, angst, mystery, and joy that comprise the natural world and the human condition. She has shared the same with many talented artists, including Maria Muldaur and Karla Bonoff and in some wonderful venues, including Evanston SPACE, Mayne Stage, FitzGerald's, and Shank Hall.


Kristin has composed scores in a wide variety of styles, including the award-winning Breakfast at Ina's, which premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2015. She is also in the process of developing Uprooted, a full-length stage musical. Kristin is also available for charts, arrangements, and transcriptions. Samples of her work are available on this website. Click here to view Kristin's reel.