Go See Trixie Whitley Play Mercury Lounge Tomorrow Night

July 24th, 2015

The precocious singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Trixie Whitely has music in her blood. The daughter of blues rocker Chris Whitley, she began playing drums when she turned 10. She’d toured with theater companies, danced with a ballet troupe and been a rave DJ all before turning 20. But she’s been making a name for herself as a musician since releasing two EPs in 2008 and 2009, while still finding time to become a member of Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub. When not busy touring with them, she wrote and recorded her own solo full-length debut, Fourth Corner (stream it below), which arrived to praise in 2013, winning her comparisons to the Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom in the process. “Whitley creates a dark, nocturnal atmosphere, as if Fourth Corner was set during the wee hours at some smoky basement lounge. The milieu is fascinating and immersive, a perfect setting for her pipes,” according to Paste. And when Whitely (above, doing “Breathe You My Dreams” for the Bing Lounge) plays a hometown show tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge, you can expect a full band and “a bunch of new music.”