Kristen Ellis-Henderson

Kristen Ellis-Henderson is a founding member, guitarist, and songwriter of the all-female popular rock band Antigone Rising ( In 2005, the band was catapulted into the national spotlight when Starbucks and Lava/Atlantic Records partnered to release their debut CD, “From The Ground Up,” in five thousand stores nationwide. Television appearances followed the Starbucks release, including The Today Show, The Tonight Show, A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts, Emeril Live!, and a VH-1 half hour special titled, “Listen Up! Antigone Rising.” Kristen has also been a featured “talking head” on VH-1s “I Love The 70s, 80s and 90s” series’. Kristen and Antigone Rising have toured with The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas from Matchbox Twenty, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, and The Bangles. The band is currently signed to the distribution division of Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label and is touring in support of their latest studio release, titled “23 Red.”