Kris Delmhorst was born in Brooklyn in 1970 and has been a wide ranging and restless consumer and producer of music ever since. Delmhorst has built a thriving career and a devoted following from the ground up, and without major label hype. The same independence of spirit that led Delmhorst to spend some early years working on subsistence farms, cooking on a schooner off the coast of Maine, or hitch-hiking the back roads of Ireland with a fiddle on her back, is evident in the arc of her musical evolution: a willingness to work on her own terms and her own time. Along the way she's parlayed a decade of successful cross country and trans-Atlantic touring into one of the most distinct voices in American music. Most recently, Kris took a brief vacation from her own literate songwriting to bring us CARS, a collection of songs by the band of the same name that defined an era.
In her latest original work, Shotgun Singer, Delmhorst has trained her voice on a series of gracefully open lyrics and figures that transcend genre, ranging into the borderlands between indie-rock and folk, that nameless territory inhabited by such hard-to-classify artists as Juana Molina, Feist, Iron & Wine, and Laura Veirs. Adventurous, elegant, lucid, and haunting, she is a musician at full stride who has found a musical language equal to her vision.
Her previous releases include 2008's largely self-recorded Shotgun Singer, "a work of lo-fi beauty... evidence of an artist taking flight" -Boston Herald: "Beautifully flaunts a minimalist artistic approach...among the best tunes Delmhorst has ever recorded" -No Depression, and 2006's Strange Conversation, a collection of songs inspired by the work of famous poets "As seamless and brave as it is brilliantly creative - Irish Times, "moody, euphoric, and transcendent" -LA Times.
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