Looking for a meaningful Advent/Christmas song? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a free music download of Awake The Voice by Krista Detor. Be inspired. The true spirit of this season, a vision that moved St. Francis to create the first live Nativity crèche, is captured in this timely tune.
Inspired by ‘A Christmas Carol’ by 16th century poet, Robert Herrick, ‘Awake the Voice’ is an attempt to reconcile the overwhelming commercialism of Christmas in the U.S.; an attempt to look further, past the plastic snowmen and half-price promises to the initial inspiration: the blinding, beautiful burst of hope, carried in the whispers of angels.
Awake the voice, awake the string, the heart, ear and eye and everything…
– Krista Detor
About Krista Detor
The Boston Herald says, simply, “All songwriters should be this good..”
Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts. She has performed with such notable artists as Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, The Neville Brothers, Louden Wainwright, Sam Phillips, and John Gorka, among others. Her choral works have been commissioned by the Ashland Women’s Choir, the Shrewsbury Community Choir, the Cincinnati Women’s Choir, and others.
Her latest album, Flat Earth Diary, was released January, 2014, and has been met with equivalent acclaim: “Magnificent!.. 5 Stars!” – Maverick, “Almost too beautiful. 4.5 Stars!” – Written in Music, Holland, and “Flat Out Brilliant!” – NewryDemocrat, Ireland – among others. She’ll be touring the album in the U.S., Canada and Northern Europe, for the whole of 2014, as she works on a handful of exciting collaborative projects.
Krista lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her family, her dogs, cat and 6 chickens, and is a musician, songwriter, performer, and seeker of inspiration wherever and whenever she can find it
Clock of the World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzLgf66oOeE
12/5 & 12/6/2014 – Bloomington, Indiana – Player’s Pub
12/12 – Covington, KY (Cincinnati area) – The Carnegie Theater
12/13 – Chicago, IL – Folkstage Live at WFMT
12/14 – Indianapolis, IN – Indy Folk Series
Tickets available at kristadetor.com