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When Bob Darden, a critic for Billboard Magazine first heard Jan Krist's music, he was driving down one of those Texas back roads. Within a minute, he had to pull over to the side of the road – he was that moved by her plangent ,poignant song, “Someone.”
Those who know Krist's work are never surprised by that story. They have all had the same sort of experience.
"Krist is a great singer-songwriter: Expert guitar chops ( including the use of rich open tunings) literate lyrics, and the indescribable
ratio between emotion, honesty, humor that makes for a devoted following." Image Journal.
Jan has released 8 solo CDs, 2 with REX Records, 5 with Silent Planet Records and one on her own label, Outpost Records and Art. In 2009 Jan and long time friend, Jim Bizer, released their first duo CD, Influence.
Jan is also a member of the Southeast Michigan writers group, "The Yellow Room Gang."
Jan has received 4 Detroit Metro Music Awards and has been a Kerrville New Folk Finalist.
Jan performs throughout the US and teaches workshops on writing several times a year.