With her highly acclaimed album, Mudshow (“A Small Miracle..” Rolling Stone) Krista Detor was established as a gifted player on the world stage. Together with partner and producer, David Weber, she’s since released the follow-up album, Cover Their Eyes (“One of the best albums of the year..” Revolver) continuing to push the edges of genre while remaining close throughout to the lyrical thread that defines her work. She’s reached #1 on the Euro-Americana chart and her music’s been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, on NPR, PBS, the BBC, as well as countless U.S. and European National, Regional & Local radio shows. She’s appeared on both U.S. and European television and was honored by both houses of Indiana Congress for her participation in the CD, Stage Show & PBS Special: Wilderness Plots.
In 2009, Krista was honored to be chosen to be a part of the Darwin Songhouse, with 7 other songwriters in Shrewsbury England, writing for 7 days songs to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin in his hometown. The event, subsequent concert and live CD release were covered extensively by the BBC.
Since that time, Krista has been asked to appear and speak at Stanford University, Indiana University, and at The Land Institute’s Prairie Festival, along side the likes
Of Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson.
2010 saw the release of Chocolate Paper Suites in the U.S. and Europe – Krista’s 4th solo album – a series of 3-song Suites each connected by theme and/or imagery, and inspired by the works of Lorca, Dylan Thomas & Darwin, among other thinkers, artists and experiences. The album has achieved much international critical success, including its inclusion on many ‘Best Albums of 2010’ lists by publications, DJs and critics.
Based in Bloomington, Indiana, she tours consistently throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K. and keeps an ongoing blog of her journeys.