Krista Shows is tied up in a place. Her sound - a combination of folk, R&B, and country with a raw, emotionally-gripping note that comes straight from the gut - is born of her life growing up in Mississippi, a place abounding in twofold realities. As new as a breath of fresh air and as old as the Mississippi River all at once, her songs are occupied by the people, the nature, and the heartbreak of that upbringing.

Adopted from Texas and raised in Mississippi by a preacher and teacher, Shows was a kid who grew up in singing in a family gospel group. While living next to the Sunflower River in Clarksdale, MS, she began writing songs in her early 20s as a way to process life and feel connected to others.

Shows left her home in the Mississippi Delta for Appalachia in 2015, when she soon met guitarist Scott Sharpe. The two formed a duo and quickly gained a close-knit following, self-releasing a raw album (2-mics, no overdubs on analog tape) that was recorded in a grain bin in Clarksdale, MS in 2017. Ultimately, it was attempting to reconcile conflicted feelings - the beauty and the failings - about each the southern region she grew up in and her wayward youth that clarified her calling. 

Shows is currently working on her debut studio album, recorded at Dial Back Sound in Water Valley, MS.