Krista Detor in Bryan Park, Sunday August 1st

ImageCome out to Bryan Park for a special performance by Krista Detor and Friends. Part of the Summer Performing Arts Series, this free concert is brought to you by the City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation, and sponsored by Wandering Turtle Gallery and Art and Bloomingfoods. Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and a picnic basket for a glorious summer evening in the park.

Not familiar with Ms. Detor? Here's what Wikipedia has to say:

"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 has 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 has reached #1 on the Euro-Americana chart and her music has been featured at the Cannes Film Festival, on NPR, PBS, the BBC, as well as countless U.S. and European national,

 

regional, and local radio shows. She has appeared on both U.S. and European television and collaborated on the CD and stage show Wilderness Plots, which has received rave reviews and will continue to tour throughout the U.S. well into the future. In March 2009, she was honored to be chosen to be a part of the Darwin Songhouse, with seven 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 ("an impressive, intriguing album" The Guardian, London) were covered extensively by the BBC.

Krista Detor released "Chocolate Paper Suites" – her 4th solo album – in March 2010 with whirlwind tour throughout Northern Europe and the United Kingdom. The new album's release in the U.S. will be kicked off with Krista's traditional benefit concert in Bloomington, Indiana on September 11, 2010. The new album consists of a series of five seamless 3-song suites, each connected by theme and/or imagery, and inspired by the works of Lorca, Dylan Thomas, and Darwin, among other thinkers, artists and experiences. You can find her at her many websites via: www.kristadetor.com.

Touring the U.S. and Europe consistently, Detor has shared stages with Joan Armatrading, Suzanne Vega, Aaron Neville, Loudon Wainwright, Sam Phillips, Colin Linden, Chris Wood, Luka Bloom, Slaid Cleaves, Peter Mulvey, The Wailing Jennys, Jakob Dylan, Jez Lowe, Carrie Newcomer, Lucy Kaplansky, and John Gorka, among others, and travels with her partner and producer, David Weber.

Catch the sounds of this remarkable creative artist at Bryan Park on Sunday night August 1st, 2010.

For up-to-the-minute information on weather-related cancellations, call the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Community Events Hotline at 812-349-3754. For more on her music, visit kristadetor.com