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Christina Blust

Christina Blust is a singer-songwriter and player of accordion, guitar and piano. She's also a member of Yearbook Committee (SXSW showcasing artist 2011 & 2012). Two of Christina's songs were used in the Emmy-award-winning documentary "Baring It All" (2011).

Born in Northern Kentucky, Christina currently lives in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 2006 she unexpectedly stumbled upon a healthy community of musicians in Terre Haute (a town famously mocked by The Onion in the 2001 article “Garage Band Actually Believes There Is a ‘Terre Haute Sound’”), and thus her first full-length album Sudden Amaryllis brings a splendid menagerie of other players into the mix.

The album, nearly three years in the making, features songs that pull directly from her life experiences ranging from post-Katrina relief work (“Spilled”) to the first day of preschool (“Bluebird”) to that one week where her mom got a brain tumor on Monday and her sister got breast cancer on Thursday (“Tumor.”) Lyrical and thoughtful, it’s a quiet little album that gets loud sometimes.

"Blust ... assumes an elegant, poised posture as she strums and begins to sing. Her voice sneaks out of the back of her throat and sounds like a precocious smile as the group attentively tap their feet."
-Jimmy Jenkins, Terre Haute Living, Fall 2009

"Christina Blust almost felt a sense of destiny last December when she decided to learn the accordion. 'It just kind of made sense to me,' said Blust. ... The addition of accordion bits on her upcoming album — which she’s recording in the southern Vigo County studios of Don Arney — sets Blust apart from her contemporaries."
-Mark Bennett, The Tribune Star, August 27, 2008