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Krista Shows with Drunken Prayer
- Sunday, May 12, 2019
- $12 / $15
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Seated Lounge Show - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Krista Shows returns to Isis with Drunken Prayer for an early evening of strong music, subtle wit and string wizardry.
Singer songwriter 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.
Drunken Prayer celebrates a new album, Cordelia Elsewhere. An eccentric descendant of outlaw country, these songs bare witness to life on earth in uncertain times.
Krista Shows · 6:00pm
Singer songwriter 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 has just finished recording her debut studio album that will be released at some point in the coming year.
Morgan Geer, the songwriter behind Drunken Prayer, was born in San Francisco and grew up traveling around the US, following his folk-singing mother. Today he splits time between Portland, OR and Asheville, NC. He’s lived in nearly every region of the country and sounds like it. His is American music - straight, no irony chaser.
Drunken Prayer will likely bring to mind The Band for a lot of listeners, with the sense of place and history. But Morgan Geer’s songs and his singing often suggest a kinship with artists like Bobby Charles or Doug Sahm, musicians with Southern roots, with a yip and break to their voices, and notes of sadness offset by a wicked sense of humor.
Morgan Geer is also the current guitar player for iconic alt-country goths Freakwater. Recently Morgan has been touring internationally, solo with The Handsome Family.