Kristen Planeaux began playing classical piano at the tender age of eight and continued on until she found her true calling—traditional dance musician—at 23. Ever since, she has brought her own flavor of bold rhythm and warm, imaginative harmony to the English and American scenes. She is a retired member of The Ripples and a current member of River Road with Jesse Ball and Sarah-Hadley Yakir. When away from camp, you can find her teaching music to children and frequenting the ice cream parlors of Western Massachusetts.