Norwich gig for Throwing Muses' Kristin Hersh

Colin WilsonAmerican acoustic singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh, who has performed as lead singer and guitarist for Throwing Muses and currently leads hardcore punk-influenced power trio 50 Foot Wave, plays Norwich Arts Centre on Tuesday (8pm).Colin Wilson

American acoustic singer/songwriter Kristin Hersh, who has performed as lead singer and guitarist for Throwing Muses and currently leads hardcore punk-influenced power trio 50 Foot Wave, plays Norwich Arts Centre on Tuesday (8pm).

As a teenager, Kristin formed Throwing Muses in the early Eighties with stepsister Tanya Donelly and other high school friends.

Hersh's music is known for its sonic treatments and a vocal style ranging from softly melodic singing to impassioned screaming.

Some of her signature contributions to popular music include addressing the complexities of life through impressionistic, sometimes hallucinatory lyrics about everyday feelings and varying mental states.


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Kristin Hersh's solo life, her 'day job' she calls it, is continuing. She's recorded five solo albums -Hips and Makers (1994), Sky Motel (1997), Murder, Misery and Then Goodnight (1998), Strange Angels (1999), Sunny Border Blue (2001) and now a new solo album, The Grotto.

Support comes from banjo-playing, storytelling troubadour Christopher Rees whose brand of Americana sits somewhere between the backwoods debauchery of Willard Grant Conspiracy and the vocal confidences and melodic understanding of Ryan Adams.

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t 01603 660352 (�12.50adv/�13.50door - seated) Norwich Arts Centre box office; www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

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