Live at the Scott Ranch in Marfa, Texas

2 Apr

On The Cities Lips LIVE at BRICK!

24 Mar

As I’m sifting and sorting through photos, video, audio of my time in Texas (I’m working on an adventure blog but there’s a LOT to process…) I thought I’d post a little teaser from the Soiro Bizarro at BRICK during Contemporary Art Month. Thanks to the BRICK team (esp MJ!), CAM, Elizabeth, The Walley’s/dreambored band, Jess & Jeff from hyperbubble, Amy Torok, Keith Seacrest and Dustin Reichert for the collective effort in making this a truly surreal and beautiful night!

Texas Round-Up! Marfa and San Antonio call!

8 Mar

The time is neigh for the grand finale Texas! I’ll be trekking to Marfa to play The Lost Horse Saloon with friends dreambored this Saturday. YES! Then back to San Antonio for the final send-off show at BRICK. Click here for the write-up in San Antonio Current!March13Show.jpgThis Texas trip has presented some great opportunities to connect and collaborate with youth in San Antonio, take in some amazing performances and build new friendships. Here are a few snaps from the trip…


Hello Trees Creative Capture in Houston


Krista’s Collaborative Songwriting Workshop at SAY Sí


A day out and then in with Sputty

Texas je suis ici! Hello Trees! Hola San Antonio!

17 Feb

Hola Houston, Texas! Join me at Discovery Green for a Walking Serenade. I’ll be capturing this gorgeous commission by Daily Tous Les Jours with filmmaker Guillermina Zabala on Sunday, February 18th between 1-5pm. Stop by and join in the fun and experience the beauty of Live Oaks and an interactive melody machine. Bring a picnic! Bring a friend!


For those of you in San Antonio I’ll be performing my latest album The Tides March 2nd at Imagine Books & Records (new album The Tides!) along with friends dreambored band. March 13th I’ll be hosting an electro pop cabaret at The Brick with my alter ego Lederhosen Lucil and friends. All ages fun from 7-9pm! More details to come.

Hibernation? No! Yes! Also busy writing custom love songs! Vive l’amour!

7 Feb

It is blizzardly wintery wonderland where I am and so in between writing Chanson-O-Gramme’s (custom love song commissions…order yours by this weekend if you’d like it in time for Feb. 14th!) I’m busy dreamily afternoon napping…direct message us on fb if you’d like to order a custom love song OR a tele-Chanson-O-Gramme (I’ll sing a sweet something into the telephone live…).

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And I’m behind on Lyric Video action!!! Everything is Dangerous AND Girl Possessed are up and ready for you to read-a-sing-along…

It’s never too late to stream, download or gift THE TIDES…All proceeds go to the Krista Muir Composer Fund.

Social Pariah – #3

25 Jan

Lyric Video for Track #3

The third track off “The Tides”(Jan 2018) explores the theme of health and wellness – one of my favourite topics! It’s a kind of ode to the inflammatory foods that I tend to love that exacerbate endometriosis and eczema. Over the years my hands have been a source of pain and extreme discomfort – often itching myself awake at night and periodically  having to bandage them completely in order to be able to play while on tour. If you visit the “Concrete Lovesong” video you’ll see my hands bandaged up – finally a forum in which they were useful! The struggle for good health continues – it’s such a delicate balance. Liberation through restriction? Perhaps. I’m still exploring…

Rockwood Asylum – #2

15 Jan

Lyric Video for Track #2: Rockwood Asylum

Historic buildings dot King Street West and I remember the drive well as many a lazy summer day was spent picnicking at Lake Ontario Park. First we’d pass the Kingston Penitentiary (1835), then the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (home to 1976 olympic sailing events), and then, if you looked hard enough – especially in the winter when the fields were stark – you’d see a grim haunting building set back from the road.

Growing up in Kingston I remember being curious about Rockwood Asylum – former “house for the criminally insane” – as on two occasions when I was around 8 years old we had brief encounters with patients who had wandered out. One evening at dusk, we were en route to see Canada Day fireworks and a gaunt man in a hospital gown was walking in rush hour traffic towards us down the middle of the road – cars slowing and honking. It was shocking – something from a movie. As we slowly drove past my parents explained that they would find him and bring him back (who were they? to where?) as he was lost. I’ll never forget that look in his eyes.

The second time we were picnicking on the rocky beach at Lake Ontario Park, which bordered on the asylum property at the waterfront. Again, a gaunt man in a white gown was walking along the rocks and sat down to watch the activity at the park. He was the only one on his side of the property line. Such a contrast to the bright, loud bustling park with kids splashing in the water and building sand castles. I caught his eye and held his gaze for a few moments before going back to my lunch.

Track #2 on The Tides is named for this place of incarceration. In part, it echoes my own struggle with depression and the repercussions of endometriosis and begs the question – had I had been born in a different time with this same disease would I have ended up in such an institution? The video features combined footage of the waterfront I captured around Rockwood and stones from Amy Torok’s home in Quebec.