Kristina Train

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Performance in Warsaw in November 2010 with Herbie Hancock

Kristina Train (born January 17, 1982 in New York ) is an American singer and songwriter who has lived in London since 2011 .


Train was born in New York City but grew up in Savannah , Georgia from the age of 9. Her mother, Kathy Beatty, is a teacher in Savannah. Train is their only child. In her youth she sang in school and church choirs and helped with the Savannah Music Festival.

Train began professionally singing and playing the violin in 1999.

In 2001 Train played in New York for Blue Note Records , where she was offered a contract. But Train gave in to her mother's request and went to college. In college she played with a band in Athens , Georgia.


2009: Spilt Milk

Train's debut album Spilt Milk was released on October 20, 2009. Blue Note originally wanted Train to work with Norah Jones ' producer Lee Alexander, but Train went to London instead and asked Jimmy Hogarth to produce their album. Train co-wrote eight songs on the album and worked with Hogarth, Eg White and Ed Harcourt. Trained strings arranged and overdubbed on three takes of Spilt Milk.

2012: Dark Black

On October 26, 2012, Kristina Train's last album, Dark Black , was released online in the UK and on CD on November 5, 2012. On the new album she mainly worked with Ed Harcourt and songwriter / producer Martin Craft. The album was released by Mercury Records (UK) .

other projects

Train often appears as a singer and violinist with the band Scrapomatic. On their 2006 album Alligator Love Cry , she also appeared as a songwriter.

Train played as a prelude to concerts by Chris Isaak in August 2009 , for Susan Tedeschi in October 2009, and for Keb 'Mo' from October to November 2009. She also sang at the TJ Martell Foundation 34th Annual Awards Gala with Willie Nelson , Dianne Reeves and Wynton Marsalis on October 28, 2009.

Train also contributed vocals on Marc Cohn's 2010 album Listening Booth and vocals and violin on Collin Rocker's 2010 debut album Milkbox Love, Jukebox Blood, & Other American Favorites .

Train went on tour with Herbie Hancock from June 15, 2010 to September 23, 2011 and supported Amy Macdonald on her tour of Great Britain in October and November 2012.

Train wrote the closing song Salvation on Robert Randolph and the Family Bands album We Walk this Road , which was produced by T-Bone Burnett .

On December 11th 2010 Kristina Train played with Herbie Hancock , India.Arie and Greg Phillinganes at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo , Norway .

Her song Dark Black from the album of the same name can be heard in the credits of the movie Die Vermessung der Welt .


Studio albums

Title Album details
Spilt milk
Dark Black
  • Released: November 5, 2012 (UK)
  • Label: Mercury Records
  • Formats: CD, download

Web links

Commons : Kristina Train  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. About Kristina Train ( memento from July 25, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) accessed on November 5, 2012
  2. Kristina Train . Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  3. Pollstar . May 2, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  4. Collin Rocker Electronic Press Kit . Sonicbids. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  5. Master of Keyboards Herbie Hancock Plays Spaulding on August 10 . August 6, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Robert Randolph and the Family Band: We Walk This Road . Retrieved May 18, 2012.