It’s only May, but one of the most anticipated shows of the year is almost upon us. Singer/songwriter Trixie Whitley may only be 26, but she already has a musical legacy most artists would kill for. She’s performed on record with her late great father Chris Whitley when she was just 10. Spinning at raves and parties in Brussels, Paris, New York and Amsterdam, she was one of the most successful house and techno DJ’s in the world by the age of 14. At 17, Trixie decided to concentrate on performing her own music. She’s gone on to work with Robert Plant, Marianne Faithfull, Joe Henry, Meshell N’degeocello, Joe Henry, Daniel Lanois, Marc Ribot, Black Dub and a host of others. With the release of her debut record, Forth Corner, Trixie is undertaking her first headline tour.Though Whitley explores the gamut of human emotion in her music, there’s a sense of fearlessness in her that is unwavering. She dropped out of school at 17 and moved back to New York and started slinging burgers at a local dive. Meanwhile, she ground out her own material in the city. She learned piano, guitar and soon started playing solo shows, a preface to recording her first EP Strong Blood.
With the Black Dub shows, countless solo gigs in New York and Europe, and buzz-‐ building performances at festivals like Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Celebrate Brooklyn, Whitley has become one of the most talked about new artists of 2012. In November/December 2012, she embarked on her first solo U.S. tour, and currently continues to tour Europe and the US in anticipation of Fourth Corner’s 2013 release.