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Krista Detor

Flat Earth Diary Press Release

By Matt Samansky

Krista Detor is an enigmatic artist. A singer-songwriter with folk roots, she doesn't fit a singular category. So what genre classification can we place her in? The answer is “who cares?” When an artist produces music of this caliber, what does it matter the genre he or she produces? And Krista truly produces great music.

Flat Earth Diary is Krista’s fifth album to date and first in four years. Sure, it took a while to finish, but as the saying goes; good things come to those who wait. The album provides a beautiful display for the ears and the eyes. Her collaboration with some of today’s greatest musicians adds to and uplifts the album beyond incredible heights.

A philosophical album of sorts, it was born on Lake Huron in Canada, on a chance sailing trip with friends and red wine. Her fascination with the ancient concept that the Earth is flat (and of course the novels of her favorite author, Terry Pratchett) was a catalyst during the trip, for the development of the shape and completion of the project. The end result: Krista sweeps us over the edge of the earth, into pools of stars and infinite possibility on a series of gorgeous melodies and stunning vocals.

Take a took at the album artwork – a graceful design that appeals to the eyes. It draws you in and invites you to listen to the alluring sounds the disc inside has to offer.

Flat Earth Diary welcomes some of today’s greatest folk vocalists Amanda Biggs, Joe Crookston and many more.

“I could call this album the ‘bass album’,” says Detor, referencing the many critically acclaimed musicians who guest star on the album, among them, genius bassist Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones), her long-time players Steve Mascari, Mike Lindauer, Frank Smith, and new to the project: Rod Taylor. Krista introduces the 17-year-old Ariel Horowitz, who is currently studying violin with music legend Itzhak Perlman at Juilliard and quickly becoming a rising star in the music world.

Krista’s mesmerizing lyrics have been 'required reading' in Stanford University’s Writing and Rhetoric program and she's presented at several U.S. universities. Doubling as a true humanitarian, Ms. Detor has been on Arts & Sustainability panels, has produced benefit events for education, AIDS advocates in Congo and Sudan, animal welfare, and for Volunteers in Medicine. She’s been around the world working with students at the American Embassy School in India to compose many musical theater pieces.

Check out “Belle of the Ball,” other music from Flat Earth Diary and more of Krista’s music on SoundCloud!