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Tingewick hosts US singer songwriter

Krista Detor

Krista Detor

A pianist and singer songwriter from Bloomington, Indiana, who has been compared to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Laura Nyro and Leonard Cohen, is performing at Tingewick Village Hall on Friday, April 25.

Krista Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence.

Her latest album, Flat Earth Diary, features an array of great bass players, including Victor Wooten.

Her choral works have been commissioned by several women’s choirs and she continues to perform across the US, Canada and Europe.

She was the only American woman invited to the Darwin Songhouse, a project in which songwriters were sequestered for a week in Shrewsbury to write songs celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth.

Commissioned by the Shrewsbury Arts Council and Shrewsbury Folk Festival and covered extensively by the BBC, the project culminated in a live performance and CD.

Detor’s work was singled out by The Guardian, in a review which called the album “impressive and intriguing”.

Supporting act on the night is singer songwriter Dan Stuart.

Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £13 in advance, £15 on the night. See www.empty-rooms.com

 

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