Krista Detor in The Studios at SPACE
Around the turn of the century, she inexplicably found herself in in Bloomington and fell in love with the rolling green hills of Southern Indiana. It was all uphill from there and the momentum hasn’t stopped. Musical styles and influences abound in her writing and she displays a versatility that is hard to categorize.
A poetic and sought-after lyricist, Krista's songs are vignettes, telling stories of time and experience. Her quiet musical intensity has been compared to that of Leonard Cohen. She’s more than humbled by the comparison-–but tends to shy away from discussion of inspiration and influence. “We’re all constantly absorbing the physical and social landscapes. We process mountains of information every day…how could anyone single out one inspiration, one influence? There isn’t just one. My biggest influence is every word I’ve ever read…and Leonard Cohen right after that.”
Prolific as both a songwriter and performer, Krista has just finished her second CD project, Mudshow, which is already receiving much critical acclaim:
"Like a voyeur peeking into our homes, relationships, myths and the dark night of our souls, Detor has left the truth bundled at our doorstep and rung the bell…"
- Slats Klug, Winner of the Crossroads Music Award Gold Star
A third CD is already in the works, and she will be touring for most of the coming year.
How to describe her, then? Grammy award winner Carrie Newcomer puts it best: “Krista Detor is one of the finest singer-songwriters I’ve come across in many years…She could sing the phone book and make it sound beautiful and compelling.” Producer Gary Katz of Steely Dan fame says, simply, “a great voice.”
She’s a stand-out; an enormously talented musician, performer and writer. She lives and records in Bloomington with her musical partner, Producer, David Weber, and a whole barnyard full of children and animals.