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Jan Krist w/ Terry Birkett – December 4, 2021
December 4, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$20
SPECIAL NOTE FOR THIS CONCERT: PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS CONCERT. PROOF OF VACCINATION INCLUDES YOUR VACCINATION CARD OR A PHOTO OF YOUR CARD ALONG WITH PHOTO ID. ALL PATRONS, PERFORMERS AND GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS WHILE IN THE THEATRE.
Jan Krist is a singer-songwriter with a rich catalog of recorded music, and a fine, resonant voice. Born in Detroit, Krist was raised on rock, and schooled in the folk and acoustic music of the ’60s and ’70s. Today, Krist’s work reflects the power and poetry of having matured as an artist in that place and time.
Perhaps you’ve caught her live, heard her on the radio, or streamed one of her videos on YouTube. Jan Krist has performed all over the U.S., and has released 13 solo recordings to date. Critical response to her music has been strong and effusive, and her work has been praised in the pages of Entertainment Weekly Magazine, Dirty Linen, Image Journal, and Billboard Magazine, among other publications.
“Jan Krist is a singer songwriter whose music has an uncanny way of cutting to the heart of a topic and providing the listener with food for thought,” writes Bob Darden in Billboard Magazine. “Her talent as a songwriter equals – if not surpasses – her vocal gifts.“
Darden describes Krist’s voice as being “…somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush, but it’s all Jan Krist. Unreservedly recommended.”
Jan has twice been a finalist in the New Folk Competition, held each year at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, Texas. She has also won four Detroit Metro Music Awards, having been nominated for that honor 13 times.
Or perhaps you’ve heard Jan Krist perform with the Yellow Room Gang, a celebrated songwriting collective based in southeast Michigan, or with her new band, Diamonds in the Rust.
Or, if you’re particularly fortunate, you may have even taken a songwriting course with Jan. She teaches a songwriting workshop at the Grunewald Guild in Leavenworth, Washington twice a year, and has taught songwriting at the Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters in Harbor Springs, among other venues.
You may even have some of Jan’s work on one of your walls, or in a place of honor in your living room. She is a gifted visual artist, and works mostly in watercolors and clay these days.
And if you haven’t heard Jan Krist yet, you’re in for a treat.
Detroit based singer songwriter Terry Birkett will open the show. Terry is a guitar player, songwriter, and a confirmed lover of music and art. In 2019 he recorded and released his first EP with his band Lucky Jr entitled “A Fragile Peace”. Current projects include recording a second EP with Lucky Jr with the working title “One Thing is True”, and playing guitar with several bands, notably Nikki Holland & The Dirty Elizabeths and the Delta Twins.