The Sealed Lip Records Crew

Sealed Lip Music is supported by Artistic Director Kristi Martel and the web of folks with whom she collaborates. SLM's primary goals are to open mouths and to blur the boundaries we've created in these "united" states, through performance and education. As SLM became more than just a producer of events and a publisher of scores, and started releasing tapes and CDs in 1996, it became our favorite Sealed Lip Records.

Da Crews:

Too Live:

The Kristi Martel Duo:

  • Kristi Martel: lead vocals, piano, keyboard & composer
  • Kevin Silvia: guitar & backing vocals

    The Kristi Martel Trio:

  • Kristi Martel: lead vocals, piano, keyboard & composer
  • Kurt Meyer: 5-string fretless & electric upright bass
  • Nisha Purushotham: Afro-Caribbean percussion

    KMT Extended:

  • Kristi Martel: lead vocals, piano, keyboard & composer
  • Kevin Silvia: guitar & backing vocals
  • Angela Romans: backing vocals & percussion
  • Miya Perry: cello & backing vocals
  • Kurt Meyer: 5-string fretless & electric upright bass
  • Nisha Purushotham: Afro-Caribbean percussion
  • Rich Kulsar: drums

    In Studio:

    Ravengirl Crew (2006):

  • Kristi Martel: all vocals, piano, Hammond B3, Rhodes keyboard, composer, arranger, & producer, photography & graphic design
  • Kevin Silvia: guitar
  • Janet Taggart Blake: violoncello
  • Kurt Meyer: 5-string fretless & acoustic upright bass
  • Nisha Purushotham: Afro-Caribbean percussion
  • Keith Levreault: drums
  • WomanSpiritRising: choral version of "Give"
  • Mark Thayer: engineer & photography
  • Jane Starr Weils: artwork
  • Tom Durst: underwriter

    Quaint & Curious Ravendemos Crew (2005):

  • Kristi Martel: vocals, piano, percussion, composer, co-producer & graphic design
  • Kevin Silvia: engineer, co-producer, guitar, percussion

    The Mule Crew (2004):

  • Kristi Martel: vocals, piano, keyboard, composer, co-producer & graphic design
  • Sarah Woolf: harmonica and guitar
  • Leah Coloff: violoncello
  • Jason Wallenstein: bass
  • Rich Kulsar: drums and sequences
  • Denise Barbarita: engineer, co-producer
  • Stuart Mattingly & Robin Leebardt: photography


    The bound single Crew (2003):

  • Kristi Martel: vocals, piano, composer, co-producer & graphic design
  • Jason Wallenstein: bass
  • Rich Kulsar: drums and sequences
  • Denise Barbarita: engineer, co-producer, bowed guitar
  • Littlebird: graphic design

    Brave Enough Crew (2001):

  • Kristi Martel: vocals, piano & composer
  • Frank Carter: backing vocals
  • Littlebird: backing vocals, guitar, fretless bass
  • Jason Wallenstein: bass
  • Rich Kulsar: drums and sequences
  • Denise Barbarita: engineer, producer, bowed guitar
  • Johannah Hetherington: photography
  • Guillermo Prado: graphic design

    Give Me a Little... Crew (2000):

  • Kristi Martel: all vocals, keyboard, composer & co-producer
  • Robin Minnerly: guitar
  • Jean DuSablon: guitar & bass
  • Ed Quamen: drums
  • Woody Simmons: engineer, co-producer
  • Jeff Mann: engineer
  • Big Dave: photography
  • Guillermo Prado: graphic design

    With Mouth and Hands Crew (1998):

  • Kristi Martel: voice, piano, composer, producer & graphic design
  • Bob Boster: gear geek extraordinaire
  • Patty Liu: engineer

    Always & Forever Crew:

  • Kristi Martel: Artistic Director, Visionary, Producer, Composer, Writer, Arranger, Pianist, Vocalist, Band Leader, Choreographer, Dancer, Manager, Booker, Publicist, Web & Graphic Design
  • Lisa Ridlon: Fan & Bootleg Manager, Archivist & Merch Queen
  • Littlebird, pre August 2003: voice, harmonica, guitar, bass, conga, web design, graphic design & warmth; post August 2003: ghostly intervention, inspiration & clearest love
  • Sadie: Kitty-lub (1999 - 2010)

    Interns:

  • Detective Leslie Piken: Booking Queen & Web Promoter (2006 - 2007)
  • Tina Sierra: Web & Graphic Design (2006 - 2007)
  • Sheryl Linsky: Administrative Assistant (2003)

    Volunteers:

    How we love our volunteers! There have been SO many over the years...we can't possibly be remembering them all!
  • Kim Leadford: Manager & Lawyer (2006 - 2010)
  • Noel Patoine: Merch Team (2006 - 2007)
  • Judie Jamison: Ticket Queen (2006)
  • Jenna Greene: Merch Team (2006)
  • Tina Sierra: Merch Team & Street Team (2006)
  • Nisha Purushotham: Editor (2006)
  • Pauline Santos: Editor (2006)
  • Andrea Hutnak: Merch Team (2005)
  • Kristie Speck: Merch Team & Roadie (2004 - 2006)
  • Angela Romans: Merch Team & Roadie (2004 - 2006)
  • Christina Bond: Merch Team (2004 - 2005)
  • Hillary Adams: Merch Team (2004 - present)
  • Jessica Ganz: Merch Team, Promoter & Myspace Beautifier (2003 - 2006)
  • Steve Burns: Photography (2003)
  • Rick Hindman: Santa Cruz CA Promoter (2003)
  • Kimberle Jacobs: Richmond VA Promoter (2002 - 2003)
  • Holly Nollen: Promotions (2002 - 2003)
  • Tim Baldwin: Buffalo NY Promoter (2001 - 2004, 2008)
  • Geneva World: Promotions (2001)
  • Annie Snow: Merch Team (1999 - present), Roadie, Manager, Agent & Jumpstarter (1999 - 2001)

  • KMT Extended: Miya, Rich, Kristi, Kurt, Angela, Nisha, Kevin



    Nisha, Kurt, Kristi & Keith





















    Jason, Denise, & Rich































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