Trixie Whitley was born in Ghent but grew up between New York and Belgium. Leaving her modern nomadic lifestyle behind, she is currently living in Brooklyn again. This spring she is launching ‘Fourth Corner’, her long-awaited debut album.
‘Fourth Corner’ alternates between powerful guitar tracks and piano songs, leaving plenty of room for her impressive emotional, bluesy voice. As she says so herself, the themes behind her work are “utter love, total rage, unadulterated happiness, and crippling loneliness. These are the things I always seem to return to, personally as well as musically.”
It was Daniel Lanois who introduced her to an international audience. His ‘Black Dub’ project, which also included drummer Brian Blade and bass player Daryl Johnson, offered her an excellent opportunity to grow, but also nourished her desire to tell her own story.
Whitley is barely in her mid-twenties, but has been around the international music scene for years. Her first performance at the Gent Jazz Festival was alongside Jerboa, later she returned with a ‘Special Project’ and of course with Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub. This summer we are glad to have her back, this time to present her very own debut album.
Unsurprisingly, Trixie Whitley’s debut album has been receiving excellent reviews. All the more reason to look forward to her live performance at the Gent Jazz Festival on 20 July. Do not miss your chance to see a true live performer at work.
The album will be in stores this week.
If you do not want to take our word for it, take a look at what the press has to say:
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