Kristin Hersh at City Vineyard - 11/7

Tuesday, November 07 2017 4:30pm Doors / 8:30pm Start / Ends 9:45pm (Estimated End Time)


General Admission
Tue Nov 07 2017

Kristin Hersh at City Vineyard - 11/7

at City Vineyard at Pier 26

9:45pm (Estimated End Time)


General Admission





This winter, City Vineyard (233 West St in Hudson River Park) will transform into a cozy, intimate music venue where acclaimed national touring artists will perform against the gorgeous background of the Hudson River and the downtown NYC skyline. These special shows will be limited to 100 guests who will be able to enjoy thenew winter bistro menu and a full bar before, during and after the show. SEE THE FULL LINEUP HERE


Tickets are $25, but day of show will be $30


After founding her influential art­punk band Throwing Muses​in Providence, RI, at the age of 14, Kristin Hersh​ has spent decades confounding expectations and breaking rules, both hers and others.

From life as the reluctant frontperson for the Muses, to the solo career she swore would never happen, through the founding of an ambitious and altruistic nonprofit, to her recent foray into a successful career as an author, Kristin, now a mother of four, didn’t see much of this coming.

Throwing Muses first gained recognition playing on bills with similarly singular artists like the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr. They signed with the highly regarded British indie label 4AD Records ­ the label’s first American signing ­ and then to Warner Bros in the U.S.

Kristin’s solo career spun off in 1994 with the release of Hips and Makers​. The CD was widely acclaimed and included “Your Ghost,” a duet with R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe. This was followed by eight more critically acclaimed and influential solo records. Kristin often plays all instruments on her solo releases, including this year’s Wyatt at the Coyote Palace, r​ecorded over a 4 year period, on the island where Kristin grew up. Wyatt at the Coyote Palace ​is both a book and a 24 song record.

She also heads the power trio, 50FootWave, formed in 2004. All 50FootWave releases are available for  download, free of charge and licensed for sharing via Creative Commons. Power + Light i​s 50FootWave’s most successful release: a blistering thirty minute barrage of uninterrupted music.

In 2007 Kristin co­founded the non­profit Coalition of Artists and Stake­Holders (CASH Music). Through CASH, listeners (“Strange Angels”) have completely funded Kristin’s musical output. CASH has also powered dozens of other artist and label projects and has grown into a widely­recognized powerhouse of technical tools that enable commerce, communication and sustainability for artists ­ all open source and free of charge.

In 2013, Throwing Muses returned with their first studio album in 10 years – Purgatory/Paradise​ published as a book and CD. The art book is 64­pages of lyrics, essays, and photos and includes a 32­track CD that was entirely listener­supported, thanks to Kristin’s Strange Angels.

Kristin began her writing career with the widely acclaimed Rat Girl (​titled Paradoxical Undressing ​outside of the U.S.), ​published by Penguin. Rolling Stone named Rat Girl o​ne of the top ten best rock memoirs ever written. Kristin has brought the stage show all over the world, playing theaters, museums and festivals. Rat Girl ​was also adapted as an award­winning play. Her latest book, Don’t Suck, Don’t Die,​a personal account of her friendship with the late Vic Chesnutt,​was a finalist for the American Booksellers Association book of the year and shortlisted for the Pat Conroy Southern book of the year.

NPR said of Don’t Suck, Don’t Die, “​Not only one of the best books of the year, but one of the most beautiful rock memoirs ever written.”