“A soul like Lucinda Williams, the confidence of Grace Slick and the voice of a decades-ago Bonnie Raitt” – Chris Rose, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and music writer from New Orleans
Kristin Diable makes her Filament Theatre debut and will be previewing songs from her forthcoming new album “Create Your Own Mythology” onWednesday, February 18th (the day after Mardi Gras).
Kristin Diable was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a stone’s throw from the mighty Mississippi. Her given name is itself indicative of the juxtaposition embodied in her sound (Kristin, a “Follower of Christ,” and Diable , the French for “Devil”). To hear her voice – to simply lay eyes on her – makes clear that both parties had a hand in her creation
Kristin has slept in cars and played Carnegie Hall. She’s as enigmatic as she is familiar, a poignant songwriter with a voice that flows like a molasses and whiskey current of a slow Southern river. Her music is equally at home in a barroom as in a house of worship.
As soon as she was of legal age, Diable left her home-town music scene and made her way to New York City where she began building a buzz in the bustling Lower East Side music scene, quickly working her way up to regular performances at more prestigious downtown haunts such as The Living Room, The Knitting Factory, and Mercury Lounge.
She returned home to New Orleans in 2009 where, building on the success of regular appearances at Jazz Fest & French Quarter Festival, as well as shows at a variety of local venues, she is fast establishing herself as one of New Orleans’ new wave of nationally relevant indigenous talents. “Create Your Own Mythology” will be her fourth album.