In 2010, a young, Belgian-born, blues-rock singer burst onto the scene as the voice of Black Dub, a musical project founded by producer Daniel Lanois.
At the time, Trixie Whitley was literally flipping burgers at a restaurant in New York. But Lanois had known her dad, the late blues singer-songwriter Chris Whitley — so when Trixie and her mother showed up backstage at a music festival, Trixie handed Lanois a demo. After listening to it, Lanois invited her to Boston to record as his new band’s lead singer.
This week, Trixie Whitley will release her first solo album, Fourth Corner. The title, she says, refers to the winding journey that brought her to this point.
At this link, you can listen to the NPR interview with her, play a couple of songs, and find links to recordings she did at NPR with Black Dub. Trixie Whitley: Songs for a Charmed — and Checkered — Life : NPR
I first ‘met’ Trixie Whitley here. I found her mesmerizing. I really enjoy the music of her late father, and I believe she will surpass him as a singer, or has already.
It looks like you can download the mp3 at Amazon, but they don’t have the CD yet. I look forward to it.