Obscure Alternatives – Kristin Hersh

Pass the headphones, Michael. This month’s choice is inspired by the announcement that one of my favourite small venues, the very brilliant Picturedrome at Holmfirth, will be hosting Kristin Hersh and her band Throwing Muses later in the year.

Your Ghost comes from Kristin Hersh’s 1994 debut solo album, Hips and Makers and features Michael Stipe of R.E.M. on backing vocals. The album was in stark contrast to Throwing Muses, featuring primarily acoustic songs with Hersh playing mainly unaccompanied. It is stunning so sit back and enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Obscure Alternatives – Kristin Hersh”

  1. Ah, now you’re talking! One of my all time favourite bands. I lived in London for ten years and saw many bands but never Throwing Muses. Then I move to West Yorkshire and they play at The Picturedrome. Saw them there last year and will be there again this year. Who needs London???

  2. I love Kristin Hersh’s voice. ‘The Letter’ from Hips and Makers is a particular favourite. The Strange Angels album is particularly beautiful too.

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