Boston-based, Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Kris Delmhorst plays The Con Club, Lewes, on Wednesday, April 15, among her first UK dates since 2008.
Spokesman Geraint Jones said: “Kris Delmhorst’s latest release Blood Test (Signature Sounds, 2014) describes a moment of reckoning centring in the songwriter’s life and in society as a whole. In her new collection, Delmhorst acknowledges the weary work of an intentioned life – and the new American dream of presence and perspective in a frenetic time.
“Blood Test is Delmhorst’s first album of original material since 2008’s Shotgun Singer. The intervening years witnessed the birth of her daughter with husband and fellow songwriter Jeffrey Foucault and an accompanying shift in perspective.
“The songs Delmhorst has delivered from this new vantage point speak of a deepened empathy, a broader perspective on the continuum of lives. The title track ‘Blood Test’ strives to find authentic experience amidst the noise of modern life. ‘Saw It All’ zooms out until whole universes of experience fit into frame. ‘Bright Green World’ urges perseverance in the face of the impossible. Little Frame examines the way seemingly-small actions can transform a life.”