Angela Correa

Angela Correa

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Haunting, genuine, beautiful & sparse are words most often used to describe the music of the small town girl from Northern Californian. Her music skirts genres; it is an amalgam of early American folk, country blues & a certain lo-fi indie rock temperament.

Biography

Recently nominated by the LA WEEKLY as BEST NEW ARTIST for the LA Weekly Music Awards, since arriving to Los Angeles just one short year ago Angela Correa has been making a powerful impression with a resonant vintage Gibson guitar, her fairy-tale story songs & her mesmerizing voice & stage presence. She receives regular airplay on one of the nation's most influential taste-making stations KCRW, where Weekend Becomes Eclectic DJ Anne Litt championed her latest self-released album "Correatown." Angela Correa also gets regular airplay around the country on various stations including KEXP, WERS, WMBU, WFMU, KALX, KXLU, KDVS, WXPN (to name just a handful) without any press/publicity push. Clearly, there is something about the music that turns people on. She has shared the stage with John Doe, Rambling Jack Elliot, Calvin Johnson, The Blow, Wolf Colonel, Trespasser's William, Sam Phillips, Jill Sobule, Glen Phillips & has toured solo across the country playing at venues such as Passim in Boston, and King King or Largo in Los Angeles.

CORREATOWN is the first album by Angela Correa to be released on Bed Pan Records, a tiny independent label in San Diego. Initially, the songs were meant to be a humble little demo of one takes- Angela just playing & singing a natural performance. However, after listening to the songs producer Gregory Page decided to paint in a little color between the spaces of music and lyric Angela had created. Most of the songs chosen for the album were actually the first take. The result is a collection of songs that are intimate & sincere, yet loose and organic in texture.

Haunting, genuine, beautiful & sparse are words most often used to describe the music of the small town girl from Northern Californian. Her music skirts genres; it is an amalgam of early American folk, country blues & a certain lo-fi indie rock temperament. Influenced as much by Elisabeth Cotton, Bessie Smith & Jack Elliot as the likes of Beat Happening, PJ Harvey & Neil Young, Angela flirts with traditional folk by telling rich stories brought to life with real melodies, distinctive arrangement & contemporary topics. She is both literate and whimsical, and the nuance & subtlety of her voice is what most intrigues listeners.

"We just got Angela Correa's mysterious self-released CD, Correatown, in the mail and fell in love with her hooky balladry and vulnerable, slightly twangy vocals. (Note: We're not talking about Amy Correia.) You read it here first: Angela Correa, who just moved here from San Diego, is going to be a much loved L.A. artist in about 10 minutes."
- Kate Sullivan & Falling James, LA Weekly
Picks of the Week April 8, 2005

More press quotes from her debut album, Red Room Songs:

The sparse, uncluttered arrangements; her edgy sometimes disturbing lyrics; & her tendency to write songs filled with pain & heartache are captivating." San Diego Troubadour, April 2003

Angela Correa plays the most delicate violence you've ever heard. Red Room Songs, the singer/songwriter's self-produced, self-released debut, is full of blood, ache, heartbreak and a knowing thoughtfulness that is reflected in every note of the singer's fluttering drawl. The CD spent weeks on KSDT radios top ten albums list, and still makes regular rotation... Correa is at once traditional and contemporary, visceral and cerebral. Her words are about sex and murder, and they are sung by a person who has hashed through these topics on an analytical level. - UCSD Triton, June 2003

Folky, country, indie ... whatever man, it's just plain beautiful. - Las Vegas City Life, June 2003

Discography

Correatown - 2005 self-released
Murder Ballads & Other Songs EP - 2004 self-released
Red Room Songs - 2003 self-released
Les Shelleys Volumes 1 & 2 (with Tom Brosseau) - 2004 self-released

singles in rotation:
Super Paper Airplanes - KCRW 2005
Savvy Young Punks - KCRW 2005
Mercurial Heart - WFMU, KDVS, WMBR 2005
Nightlight - WERS 2005
In My Time of Dying (Les Shelleys/Tom Brosseau) - KEXP 2005

Only A Word - WERS, KAOS, WFMU, WMBR, WBRS 2003

Set List

9 songs - 45 minutes
1 cover- old folk tunes, obscure indie rock tunes