Krista Baroni is a Boston based folk singer-songwriter with a focus on honest and lyrical songwriting.
Drawing inspiration from contemporary folk artists (Josh Ritter, Laura Marling, Gillian Welch), and singer-songwriters from the 60's and 70's (Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Simon and Garfunkel), Krista combines her love of Folk, Classic Rock and Americana with her passion for poetry and prose.
In September 2012, Krista released her first full length album Oh My Magpie.
Written and recorded over a two year period at Hollow Body Studios in Boston Massachusetts, the record is a ten track collection of thoughtful, melodically and lyrically driven songs. Produced by Hollow Body Studios owner and fellow artist Doug Kwartler, the songs are supported by acoustic, and often sparse arrangements. The album flirts with hints of Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, and Rock, but finds it’s roots firmly planted in the Folk genre.
Oh My Magpie is currently being played on local and internet radio stations across the country. The title track can be heard regularly on 91.9fm WUMB, Boston’s NPR music station, and in February ‘B-Sides’ was featured on Bill Frater’s Freight Train Boogie podcast (#199) which was also shared on the No Depression website.
You can currently catch her playing acoustic shows around New England.
Krista Baroni – Oh My Magpie (Independent)
Singer-songwriter Krista Baroni specializes in creating folk-pop-rock songs that share a common thread to the works of Gillian Welch, Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell - which should, in theory, bring her to the attention of a sympathetic indie label like Signature Sounds. “Oh My Magpie”is her first record, and over its ten tracks, she displays an array of quite separate styles and sounds; folk, classic pop, Americana and bluegrass all make an appearance, though she retains her own distinct identity throughout, and performs each song with an easy confidence and deft musicianship.
Starting with the title track, it’s a rich, full-blooded opener, with Baroni showcasing her voice, which swoops and soars, and delicate, almost classical, guitar runs subtly match its dynamics. It’s impressive and almost harkens back to the Laurel Canyon songwriters of the‘70s, and their openness and fearless approach to songwriting. “Great Expectations” is much purer, in folk terms, with Baroni’s voice clean and true, with a simple guitar accompaniment. “My Dear” is a contemporary folk rocker, with a full band adding light and shade, and “Misery Loves Company” is a piano-flecked Americana number that deserves to be heard by the same people who buy Iris DeMent and Mary Gauthier records. Poetic and lovingly produced by Doug Kwartler, “Oh My Magpie” may just mark the emergence of a significant young talent. Rob F.