ABOUT KRISTA DETOR
"She is not just a songwriter, nor accomplished musician, nor poignant entertainer - I have been awed by the soul-punching talent of Krista Detor..." - WNC Magazine (Feb. 2015)
MusicDish magazine calls her work: "... like Richard Wright’s 'Manchild in the Promised Land' or the musical equivalent of Akira Kurosawa’s 'Dreams';" The Allmusic Guide calls her “An artist of rare ability with a deep poetic gift,” and Rolling Stone, "A small miracle." Krista Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence. She's shared stages with Victor Wooten, Loudon Wainwright, The Neville Bros. and Suzanne Vega, among many others. But she is no ordinary songwriter: Detor has been involved in several award-winning theatrical collaborations, including the highly-acclaimed 'Wilderness Plots,' (PBS national), for which she and fellow writers were recognized by the Indiana Legislature for contributions to the arts (2010). She was the only American woman invited to The BBC's Darwin Songhouse Project, Shrewsbury England (2009); has been commissioned to write musical theatre for The U.S. Dept. of State in New Delhi, India (2012); For the Indiana Arts Commission (2013); and has written commissioned choral pieces for several national and international choirs. In addition, she's been a returning presenter at Stanford University, et.al., conducting songwriting seminars, performances and presentations throughout the world. Most recently (Feb. 2015), she was Artist-in-Residence at the prestigious Hedgebrook foundation.
Beginning March 2015, she is touring as a performer in her hybrid musical theatre piece, 'The Breeze Bends The Grass' - co-written with Pushcart nominee & playwright T.K. Lee and TED-X spoken-word performer Arbutus Cunningham. The show will travel extensively throughout the U.S. In addition, Krista will continue to tour the U.S., Canada and Europe and the UK, as an acoustic performer. She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
ABOUT AMANDA BIGGS
Amanda Biggs is an internationally prized Opera singer who received her training from Western Kentucky University and Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music.
However, Amanda has a passion for healing people with her voice, and has followed that intention as it has led her into various genres of music. To note, Amanda has performed with singers/songwriters Krista Detor, Bob Sima, John Gage, Tim Ash and Timothy Reed. Amanda has recently been selected to perform in the world premiere of The Breeze Bends the Grass, a folk style musical theater work written by Arbutus Cunningham and Krista Detor.