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     Wilkinson, Kristin (1958/9-Present)

    She is a violist, violinist, conductor, arranger, composer and orchestrator sometimes referred to as “Kris” who has performed as a solo artist and often as a member of the Nashville String Machine. 


    Her collaborations with other artists are well known and in recent years she has been seen working with Mark O’Connor and Bela Fleck on appearances made with the Boston Pops Orchestra and has lent her abilities on several songs that have appeared in the charts, including ten of the group Alabama’s No. 1 hits. 


    Working as a musician with probably hundreds of musicians, singers and groups during the course of her career she has lent her talents to a-ha, Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, Roy Clark, David Davidson, The Dixie Chicks, Crystal Gayle, Nanci Griffith, Whitney Houston, John Jarvis, Elton John, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Melissa Manchester, The Mavericks, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Bill Miller, Ronnie Milsap, The Oak Ridge Boys, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, LeAnn Rimes, Cat Stevens, Ricky Van Shelton, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Don Williams and Trisha Yearwood among countless others. 


    As you will appreciate, the albums she has appeared or worked on are far too numerous to mention but a select few of them include her own The A Strings “Home for Christmas”, For Every Kindred, Tongue and Nation, Hymns Volume 1, Music for String Lovers and Western Swing as well as No Fences by Garth Brooks, Far Side of the World by Jimmy Buffet, Piano Magic, Vol. 2 by Floyd Cramer, Whatever and Ever Amen by Ben Folds Five, Everything Waits to be Noticed by Art Garfunkel, Behind the Eyes by Amy Grant, Brand New Dance by Emmylou Harris, Greatest Hits and More by Engelbert Humperdinck, Room for Squares by John Mayer, Blue Obsession by Michael McDonald, Christmas by Don McLean, Undiscovered by James Morrison, Six Hours at Pedernales by Willie Nelson, Stone From Which the Arch Was Made by Mark O’Connor, Something’s Goin’ On by Cliff Richard, Adieu False Heart by Linda Ronstadt & Ann Savoy, Face the Promise by Bob Seger, Eye to the Telescope by K.T. Tunstall, Keith Urban by Keith Urban and the soundtracks of Dear Frankie, Dick, Dreamgirls and Walk to Remember. 


    As a composer she has written many works for the film industry and has been co-nominated for a Golden Globe for the score to All The Pretty Horses and was awarded the Video Premiere Award for the score of Prancer Returns.   Other movies she has composed for include Hoodwinked! and Daddy and Them and she has worked as a conductor and/or musician on Neil Young: Heart of Gold, An Unfinished Life and Waking Up in Reno. 


    In recent years, she joined Dave Stewart and his All-Star Band in his 2007 Tower of London concert in London, England.



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