Born in Belgium to a mother from an artistic European gypsy family and a bluesman father, the legendary Chris Whitley, Trixie Whitley was initiated into music in the cradle: at 3, she joined her father during a concert in Germany. She learned drums at 10, toured Europe with dance company Les Ballets C de la B and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and, at age 11, became the youngest DJ in residence at the Museum of Modern Art in Brussels. After leaving school to move to New York, she took up piano and guitar and began playing solo concerts. Her first EP, Strong Blood (2008), caught the attention of Daniel Lanois, who invited her to join his Black Dub project as a singer. In 2012, she took flight as a solo artist with a brilliant debut album of incandescent blues-soul, Fourth Corner, and was named Female Artist of the Year by the Music Industries Association.