INCOMING: Season Of The Witch


Kristin Hersh is most recognized as the front person for the influential art-punk band, Throwing Muses, which she founded when she was 14.  Wyatt is the third release in the ground-breaking book-CD format that Hersh began with her previous solo album Crooked and Throwing Muses’ 2013 release Purgatory/Paradise.  Since sharing essays and tour diaries on her own website, she has published the critically acclaimed Rat Girl, a children’s book Toby Snax, and Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, a personal account of her long friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt, that earned her rave reviews. Wyatt is a collection of true stories and songs of love and loss, combining Kristin’s humor with the pains and travails of a life spent constantly in motion. Defined by potent guitars, addictive melodies and poignant lyrics, this release is a serious sign of strength and depth, bringing the listener into what the BBC calls Kristin‘s “dark and dizzy world.”  Kristin plays all instruments on this 24-track opus, including guitar, bass, drums, piano, horns, cello and even field recordings.  Recorded in Rhode Island with engineer Steve Rizzo, the songs were written in the last 5 years over a turbulent period in her life, the prose was inspired by her son Wyatt, who is on the autism spectrum.  His fascination with an abandoned apartment building behind the studio inhabited by coyotes inspired this record’s title.   “An Evening with Kristin Hersh” will take this diverse, talented artist on the rare solo acoustic tour in which she celebrates her endless creativity with readings and songs spanning her entire career.