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Chrysta Bell - Singer, songwriter and actress

Chrysta Bell

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Chrysta Bell (her first name) is a musician, recording artist, songwriter and actress who incorporates dynamic theatrical and media elements into unique performance experiences.

She has toured 36 countries as a headlining act and shared the stage with the likes of  Willie Nelson, Brian Setzer, Donovan, Moby, the band Yes, members of the band King Crimson, Adrian Utley of Portishead, David J of Bauhaus, among others.

Chrysta Bell is a long time collaborator with artist David Lynch. Since first appearing on the soundtrack for the surreal epic Inland Empire with a song they co wrote entitled “Polish Poem”, the pair have released two pop noir albums, This Train (2011) and Somewhere In The Nowhere (2016), both produced and co written by Lynch. The collaboration entered a new chapter when Lynch cast Chrysta Bell in her television acting debut as FBI Agent Tammy Preston in Twin Peaks : The Return in 2017.

Also in 2017 she released We Dissolve, a full- length studio album with Mercury Prize- winning producer John Parish, long time P.J. Harvey collaborator and producer. The new album includes guest contributors Adrian Utley, keyboardist Geoff Downes of bands Asia and Yes, and drone metal guitarist Stephen O’Malley of Sunn O))).

Chrysta Bell is currently working on a new album that will be released in early 2019.

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