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by Kristi Lane Sinclair
Raised on grunge in the backwaters of British Columbia, singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair’s musical roots are reflected in her sophomore album The Sea Alone. It is an intoxicating mix of grunge, folk and classical. Grunge and classical you say? Yes, grunge and classical, Kristi growls back. In her low, hard-edged vocals, Kristi sings about heartbreak, great loves and the sea on her latest album.
Growing up Oceanside in Prince Rupert, B.C., with family roots in Masset, Haida Gwaii, it is no wonder Kristi finds healing in open waters. “It is what I turn to when everything else turns to shit,” she says. For Kristi, waters provide her energy and she feels it is the one thing she can constantly depend on and that is reflected in the moody The Sea Alone.
A Canadian Folk Music Award nominee for her first album I Love You, Kristi calls on her good friend cellist Cris Derksen to provide doleful accompaniment on The Sea Alone. Mixed with her own searing guitar lines, Kristi’s sound is conducive to coffee shops, folk festivals and to the Seattle-set television show Grey’s Anatomy – which is known for discovering cutting-edge music.
Catch Kristi on tour throughout North America in 2013. For more information check out kristilanesinclair.com.