Corinne West & Doug Cox
Lady Luck has been good to Corinne West. As a child she was taken to music clubs by her grandfather, who taught her to dance. They'd hit honky-tonks where live bands played real country for dancers of all ages, and the two of them would two-step across the floor under colored lights.
At age 15, Corinne grabbed her guitar and left home to live in a converted old yellow school-bus occupied by nomadic artists and activists. Nothing in particular was wrong at home but she felt things might be really right somewhere else. Corinne was on and off that bus for a few years, ending up back in California in a remote mountain town, making her home in a cabin that had been built by her great grandfather. She has been carrying her guitar ever since.
Depending on the listener, Corinne's music might get called "roots," "Americana", or even "progressive folk". There are echoes of rural towns, honky-tonks, roads traveled, and roads less traveled. Listen more closely and there are traces of Appalachia and Ireland, the Opry and the Apollo, and somehow the pure elements of a starry night.
So, Corinne's music doesn't really fit in any genre box. It's elegant new sexy acoustic jazz-rock-folk. It's west coast acoustic-soul music. By any name, her music is absolutely compelling both in the strength of her writing and the expressive power of her voice.
Corinne co-produced her new CD, "The Promise" with Canadian music talent Doug Cox, who also played Dobro, Weissenborn and guitar on the record. To record they headed about an hour up the valley from Vancouver to a place called Harrison Hot Springs. Harrison holds a handful of houses, a campground, a few stores and a couple of hotels at one end of a 47 mile big blue lake, surrounded by majestic mountains. Daniel Lapp (fiddle, trumpet), John Reischman (mandolin), Rene Worst (bass) and more drove to Harrison for the project and in a few days, they made a beautiful record... one where you can hear the strings on the guitars, the metal resonating on the Dobro, the soul of the fiddle, and the space of being in Harrison's fold.
At the centre of it all is Corinne ~ and when she sings, she doesn't sound like anyone else. She sounds like honey, smoke and sunrise. It's a voice that you want to hear closely. There's integrity in it. It's not a voice that's going to lie to you or try to sell you something. Corinne has something special to share, and each time you get close and press 'play', it's like being in the best seat in the house.
In concert, Corinne brings a special grace and fire to the stage. The strength of her songwriting, the power of her voice and her magnetic stage presence create a captivating performance, winning rave reviews at home and abroad. People who hear Corinne perform once want to be there again. Some have taken to traveling major distances for the opportunity. If you get the chance to hear her live, take it... Lady Luck's a music lover, and there's no telling where this all might go.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
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