When I first heard Kristina Stykos’ powerful new album River of Light, her singing leapt out as a highlight. Raw and plainspoken, like Lucinda Williams or John Prine, her voice presents an understated toughness. But I didn’t know the full backstory. Turns out, tough doesn’t begin to describe Stykos.” - Ray Padgett

— County Tracks

Since she started churning out recordings on her Thunder Ridge Records imprint in 2005, Kristina Stykos has embraced a unique vision of Vermont. Her dark and complex view of life in the Green Mountains is embodied by the folk-rock songwriter's Pepperbox Studio, where she's produced her own albums and dozens more for other artists. The off-the-grid studio is scenic and homey, a quintessentially rustic Vermont setting with sweeping mountain panoramas. But life there is as isolating and unforgiving as it is beautiful. That dichotomy has long informed Stykos' music, making hers a singular Vermont voice” - Dan Bolles

— Seven Days

Stykos is an inspirational woman not only within her work but for the passion and love with which it is produced. Drawing inspiration from the world around her and her every experience in life she completely opens up to the world giving us her best and worst experiences in a stark and strikingly vulnerable state. As Stykos bares her soul to the world you cannot help but be drawn in deeper and deeper” - Joe Knipe

— Artree UK