2017 live release. Crystal Bowersox, a northwest Ohio native currently calling Nashville home, has built her life around music. Since her introduction to the world through television (American Idol, Season Nine), Crystal has released two LP's, two EPs, and several singles. However, it is what's in front of her, not what's behind her, that will define Crystal's personal and professional evolution. The accomplished singer-songwriter releases this live album, recorded at the Kitchen Sink Studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, cleverly titled Alive. Not only is the title a play on words, representing the rawness of the tracks, but it pertains to the place where Crystal currently is in her life. That place is one of joy, fulfillment, and stability for Crystal and her eight year old son, Tony. To create her newest project, Crystal called on her "chosen family" of musicians. The combination of keeping those she cherishes close to her and taking an honest look at life has resulted in the truest music she has released to date. Crystal has drawn on her various influences - across folk-pop, classic rock, soul, blues and country - to make the kind of music that resonates with her spirit. It is both tender and tough, rough yet polished, and it encompasses many genres without falling neatly into one category. Her music is intended to bring a positive message of love and light to the world - things that folks will be able to take with them on their own journey, so that they, too, can feel truly alive. Similar to her beginnings, Crystal intends to make music that has healing power, but at this point, she sees far beyond her own troubles. Her live show is a safe space for concertgoers. Attend a Crystal Bowersox show, and you just might see a grown man cry and a child dance simultaneously.