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"No-frills... simple, raw and honest, cutting to the bone via weighty lyrics and Shows' distinctively intense vocals." -The Daily Country

"(her) work is beautiful, in all the ways that Mississippi ought to be."

 

Krista Shows (sh/ou/z) is a singer-songwriter, Texas-born and Mississippi-raised by a preacher and a teacher.

On tour with guitarist Scott "Razor" Sharpe, this Americana duo is currently based out of Asheville, North Carolina. Centered around each a variety of guitars and haunting vocals, they share original music in a raw, unapologetic tone. 

ON HERE WE GO

 

Vocals, Guitar / Krista Shows
Steel Guitar, Electric Guitar / Scott Sharpe

 

"The nine-song set was recorded live in a grain bin in Mississippi over two days in October with only two microphones, a few guitars, and no overdubs, on analog tape.  The album, all penned by Shows except for two covers, is a no-frills collection of songs that are simple, raw and honest, cutting to the bone via weighty lyrics and Shows' distinctively intense vocals. 

Here We Go leads off with "Full of Sin" a candid story of identity, which is followed by "For Whom The Bell Tolls" a tale of true love, and "22" which reflects on the age when it's time to face reality.

The daughter of a preacher, Shows' originals as well as her covers, reflect her upbringing. There's a sense of being lonely, but never alone with God by one's side on "Orphan In This Land" as well as "Prone To Wander" which reflects on the passage of time and religion and the spiritual "Glory, Glory" (with some nice steel work from Scott Sharpe). Shows rounds things out with the topical "Hell or Highwater" which encourages the need to love one another and a loving rendition of the traditional gospel song, "Just A Closer Walk With Thee."

While there's a sense of internal complexity or struggle to Shows' lyrics, there's also a serenity and simplicity present on Here We Go that reaches out to the listener as something intimate and incredibly sincere."

-The Daily Country

 

 

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