Christy Hays was born in rural central Illinois the year Led Zeppelin broke up. Raised in a musical household, she was deeply affected by the blues and other forms of American roots music. She has a penchant for Texas singer songwriters, early Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi Hill Country Blues. Christy also owes much of her influence to traditional Old Time and Bluegrass music. Recent influences include Kathleen Edwards, Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams and James McMurtry, to name a few.