Such is the popularity of singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh that her date at Newcastle’s Cluny 2 on Tuesday 26th June quickly sold out, resulting in a second date the following night being added.
Whether fronting influential indie rock band Throwing Muses, power noise outfit 50 Foot Wave, or playing as a solo artist with just her guitar, Kristin Hersh delivers songs that are emotional and raw.
Her solo career launched in 1994 with ‘Hips and Makers’, a widely acclaimed debut that featured ‘Your Ghost’, a duet with Michael Stipe of REM.
Since then, she has released a steady output of distinct solo albums, most recently 2016’s ‘Wyatt At The Coyote Place’ on which she also played all instruments.
With a distinct, visceral voice, Kristin Hersh’s songs often deal with her own psychological turmoil suffered over the years, songs that often bare her soul and strike a raw nerve with many a listener as she laments about her own demons.
Hersh’s stage presence transfixes audiences. Songs are often separated with anecdotes that are sometimes tragic, sometimes amusing but always serious, and with a significant back catalogue – over 20 albums starting with Throwing Muses’ 1996 self-titled debut up to soon to be released new album ‘Possible Dust Clouds’ – these dates will allow people to witness one of music’s most prolific, interesting and deeply personal performers.
Support will come from Fred Abong, former bass player with both Throwing Muses and Belly whose promoting his new solo acoustic EP, described by some as “Elliott Smith with balls”.
Tickets are available by clicking here.