Musician Caitlin Kraus. (WOUB Public Media/Drake Withers)

Top Tunes ’17: Caitlin Kraus

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Who can believe it? Another year has come and gone, leaving but memories of records beloved past! This is the second in an ongoing holiday season series for WOUB, in which some of the area’s favorite music nerds share what moved them, musically, in the year 2017. 

Caitlin Kraus is a Columbus, OH native. After working in Austin, TX for five years as a board-certified music therapist, she returned to Athens, OH where she is currently working as a graduate assistant while completing her dual Master’s in Counselor Education and (more) Music Therapy. When not in class or studying, Caitlin is most likely writing songs on guitar or piano, playing with her dogs Leonard and Simone, or drinking coffee.

Caitlin Kraus. (Joel Prince)

Caitlin’s favorite albums of 2017: 

Neil YoungHitchhiker

Dead Moon – Unknown Passage

Charley Patton – Electrically Recorded: Prayer of Death 

Karen Dalton – In My Own Time

Jessica Pratt – Jessica Pratt

Bill Fay – Time of the Last Persecution

Weyes BloodFront Row Seat to Earth

Cate le BonMug Museum

Sharon Van EttenTramp

Jelly Roll MortonJelly Roll Morton (Everest Records Archive of Folk & Jazz Music)