Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley

born on 24/6/1987 in Ghent, Vlaanderen, Belgium

Links www.trixiewhitley.com (English)

Trixie Whitley

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Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley (born June 24, 1987) is a Belgian American multi-instrumentalist based in Brooklyn, New York. As the daughter of singer-songwriter Chris Whitley, she has performed on several of his albums.[1] Whitley has released three solo EPs, is a member of Black Dub, and was the vocalist on their self-titled debut album.[2] She is currently touring the US and Europe to promote her debut album, Fourth Corner.

Early years

Born in Ghent, Belgium on June 24, 1987, Trixie Whitley moved to New York when she was just a year old, with her father, musician Chris Whitley. Even as a toddler, she was immersed in music, spending time with her father as he recorded at some of the worlds most renowned studios, including Electric Lady Studios. Her early years were split between Ghent and New York City, when she wasnt touring the world with her parents. Trixie began playing the drums when she was 10. At 11, she was touring Europe with several theater companies, and, at the age of 14, with the dance company, Les Ballets C de la B, as an actor, singer, dancer, and musician. During this same period, Trixie also became known as the youngest resident DJ in Europe, embraced by Belgiums Museum of Modern Art and spinning at raves, festivals, and parties in Brussels, Paris, New York City, and Amsterdam.[3]

After her time with Les Ballets C de la B, she quit school to move to New York City at age 17. Working as a waitress in Brooklyn and Queens, she began working odd jobs while starting to perform her own music in clubs throughout the city.[4]

Music

After returning to Belgium in 2005 following the passing of her father, she continued to write and record her own material. She recorded her first EP, Strong Blood, in the spring of 2008, produced with Meshell Ndegeocello and Dougie Bowne. That summer, she was invited to present two shows at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She has continued to be embraced by and to collaborate with some of the worlds finest musicians and producers, working with Marc Ribot, Robert Plant, Stephen Barber, Marianne Faithfull, Joe Henry, Craig Street, and Malcolm Burn, among many others.[5]

In late 2008, producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Neil Young) contacted Trixie and invited her to the Berklee School of Music, where he was in residence. Their collaboration on Trixies song Id Rather Go Blind with drummer Brian Blade (Joni Mitchell, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman) was filmed and provoked a buzz in music circles. Soon, with the addition of bassist Daryl Johnson (The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Neville Brothers), a supergroup Daniel Lanois Black Dub was born.[6]

In 2010 and 2011 as she toured the world performing with Black Dub. During the Black Dub recording sessions, she also recorded her second EP, The Engine, featuring her own music, and began preparing to record her debut as a leader. In late 2011, she released Live at the Rockwood Music Hall, a 5-song EP of her solo performance recorded at Rockwood in New York City.

In early 2012, she returned to the studio to finish her debut album, Fourth Corner, with producer Thomas Bartlett, engineer Pat Dillett, and string arrangements by Rob Moose.[7] In anticipation of Fourth Corner, summer of 2012 found Trixie taking the stage at festivals like Bonnaroo,[8] SXSW,[9] and Celebrate Brooklyn.[10]

In November and December 2012, she embarked on her first solo tour of the U.S, and 2013 is filled with European and US tour dates, as well as the release of Fourth Corner in the US on January 29, 2013, in Europe on February 11, 2013, and in the UK on March 5, 2013.[11]

Discography

as Trixie Whitley
  • Strong Blood EP (2008)
  • The Engine EP (2009)
  • Live at Rockwood Music Hall EP (2011)
  • Fourth Corner (2013)
with Black Dub
  • Black Dub (2010)
with Chris Whitley
  • Terra Incognita (1997)
  • Rocket House (2001)
  • Pigs Will Fly (soundtrack) with Warner Poland and Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt (2003)
  • Soft Dangerous Shores (2005)

References

  1. "Trixie Whitley follows in dads musical footsteps", The San Francisco Examiner, January 26, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  2. "An Old Hand Plucking At the Heartstrings", The New York Times, November 18, 2010. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  3. "Trixie Whitley", The Living Room, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  4. "Trixie Whitley follows in dads musical footsteps", The San Francisco Examiner, January 26, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  5. "TRIXIE WHITLEY OFFERS 'A THOUSAND THIEVES' FREE DOWNLOAD; NOWNESS.COM VIDEO FOR 'A THOUSAND THIEVES' CAN BE SEEN HERE; RECORDING FULL LENGTH SOLO DEBUT WITH THOMAS BARTLETT", "Nerdy Frames", April 4, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  6. "Trixie Whitley follows in dads musical footsteps", The San Francisco Examiner, January 26, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  7. "TRIXIE WHITLEY OFFERS 'A THOUSAND THIEVES' FREE DOWNLOAD; RECORDING FULL LENGTH SOLO DEBUT WITH THOMAS BARTLETT",Jambase.com, April 4, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  8. "Bonnaroo: An Afternoon of Smart Female Singers and Songwriters", "NY Times", June 9, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013
  9. "Trixie Whitley SXSW Schedule", "SXSW", 2012. Retrieved January 2013.
  10. http://www.jambase.com/Articles/99620/Trixie-Whitley-Album-Details-Fall-Tour-Mixtape-and-more "TRIXIE WHITLEY TO RELEASE DEBUT LP, FOURTH CORNER, ON JANUARY 29, 2013", "Jamebase.com", October 12, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  11. "Trixie Whitley Fourth Corner Record Release," "(le) Poisson Rouge," December 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2013.

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