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Soulful, elegant prose set to the beat of an acoustic guitar and delivered by powerful, captivating vocals that are at once angelic and earthy. This is what you can expect to hear from Portland's "Best Female Artist 2011," singer songwriter, Krista Herring, who has been said to have “an evocative grace, affecting presence, and raw acoustic sound reminiscent of the late Eva Cassidy, vocals to match both the pitch and dulcet resonance of Jewel, and a captivating elegance, and magnetism all her own.” With songwriting compared to such greats as Patty Griffin, and soulful, searching themes reminiscent of Ray Lamontagne, Krista is a true artist on stage, painting emotional landscapes, and telling stories of love, loss, redemption, and the endless search for meaning.
Krista Herring was born in San Francisco, and raised in “The OC” - a child of paradox from the beginning. A self proclaimed gypsy child, she moved with her family from town to town more years than she’d been alive by the time she was a teenager. Music became the only place she called Home.
This California native songbird has traveled the country from the East to West coast, sharing her soulful prose and bittersweet melodies inspired by singer/songwriter legends such as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and many others. These days, when not on the road, she spends most of her time reveling in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, near Portland, OR.