Grammy winning artist, Carrie Newcomer writes, 'Krista Detor is one of the finest singer/songwriters I’ve run across in years… with a voice that could sing the phone book and make it sound beautiful and compelling'.
Krista Detor began her performing career playing the wedding and cocktail party circuit as a sixteen year old in Los Angeles. While running at breakneck speed from the onset of adulthood – hiding out in Louisiana shotgun shacks, a flat in Seoul, a travel trailer, thirteen different apartments and one haunted house – she’s managed to live and perform all over the U.S. and parts of Asia. Around the turn of the century, she inexplicably found herself in the Midwest and fell in love with the rolling green hills of Southern Indiana. Beautiful Bloomington, Indiana, to be precise, where she now lives and records.
With the release of Mudshow her second CD Krista began to reach new levels of critical acclaim in the U.S. and Europe where Mudshow had reached the number one position in the Euro Americana chart.
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 and Laura Nyro. She’s more than humbled by the comparisons – but Krista 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 ever just one. My biggest influence is every word I’ve ever read, every melody I’ve ever heard… and Leonard Cohen.