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Krystle Warren Headlines Rough Trade NYC on Thursday Night

January 17th, 2018

Krystle Warren grew up in Kansas City, Mo., but she began to make a name for herself upon moving to Paris in her 20s. The sultry-voiced singer and multi-instrumentalist’s “uncut soul and spirited R&B” has earned comparisons to Nina Simone and Tracy Chapman. Her most recent release, Three the Hard Way (stream it below)—which “swirls with R&B, folk music, jazz, hip-hop, blues, gospel strains and yet is entirely original in its sound and scope, which ranges from spirituality and love to the effects of social media on our lives and gentrification,” according to the Urban Music Scene—arrived last summer. And Warren (above, performing “So Say We” live in studio for KTBG FM) plays Rough Trade NYC tomorrow night. Zach Djanikian, another singer and multi-instrumentalist, will be part of her backing band and open the show.