I've written a feature about the Indiana-based singer-songwriter, Krista Detor, that you can read on Folk Radio UK. Krista talks about how she came to be a songwriter, how the writing process works for her, and her involvement in the 2009 Darwin Song Project. Krista has also provided a couple of demo tracks exclusively for Folk Radio UK, that you can listen to at the bottom of the article.
While many songwriters prefer to keep their art shrouded in mystery, Krista is extremely generous in describing the very personal nature of how she goes about her craft: ‘Writing is a very solitary thing for me, I’m by myself all the time if I’m writing. I need to know there’s a space in front of me, that nobody will be walking through the door, nobody will be calling me, that there will be no interruption. There has to be extreme solitude. The writing process is an extremely visual thing for me; even if it’s a line from a poem that inspires me, I’ll see it in a three-dimensional way.’