Our 6th annual LEAF Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition is this weekend, Saturday, May 11! All this week we are introducing readers to our eight, talented finalists. Today we are proud to highlight Candler, NC-based Krista Shows.
Singer-songwriter Krista Shows is tied up in a place. Her sound — a combination of folk, R&B, and country with a raw, emotionally-gripping note that comes straight from the gut — is born of her life growing up in Mississippi, a place abounding in twofold realities. As new as a breath of fresh air and as old as the Mississippi River all at once, her songs are occupied by the people, the nature, and the heartbreak of that upbringing.
We asked Krista some questions to learn more about her artistic process and vision. See Krista and the rest of our 7 fellow LEAF finalists perform at NewSong’s LEAF Singer-Songwriter Competition this Saturday May 11.