As fresh as a breath of Mountain air, this eclectic singer songwriter knits together strands of folk and roots country. Cori discloses passion and finesse in her songwriting. Her lyrics are rich with a strong Canadian flavour, to the landscape, personalities, and stories she tells.
NEW CD-BUFFALO STREET
"Buffalo Street is a fascinating set of historical portraits translated into song, by this gifted singer-songwriter...personalized with atmosphere, imagery and entertaining details".Edmonton Journal-Roger Levesque
"When I heard 'Buffalo Street', I just felt like giving you the biggest hug for creating such a gorgeous collection of stories...you have found the fulfillment of your musical calling in these kind of moving character sketches... I love a good story, a great melody, and an artist who brings a passion to her work - and lets it live in her songs. That's why I feel so grateful for 'Buffalo Street''. CKUA-Bob Chelmick
"I will play all of it...I think it is (so far) the best of 09...what a gem, a winner from beginning to end". CFMU-Jim Marino
"With this release, Brewster joins a distinguished group of Albertan vocalists — people like the legendary Ian Tyson and that hurtin’ Albertan, Corb Lund — who share her affinity for storytelling and times gone by". See Magazine-Curtis Wright
•XM 14 The Village Top Tracks for September #1 Trono
• # 2 on CKUA (May 31-June 13,2009)
•#1 Top Canadian Album from FOLKDJ (USA & Canada Folk Radio Programs) July
•#1 Top Canadian Song `Trono’ from FOLKDJ-July
•#2 Top Canadian Artist from FOLKDJ- July
•4½ stars out of 5 from Maverick Magazine based in the UK.
`Buffalo Street’ Cori’s 4th CD is a collection of beautiful stories inspired by the rich history of the Canadian Rockies and its people. Songs cover a diverse range of subjects and characters from the personal to the historical and from the genealogical to geographical.
RECENT NEWS: Calgary Folk Festival Song Contest `Best Song of Alberta Finalist' 2009
Cori is delightfully refreshing and honest; she has toured Germany, New Zealand, and many parts of Canada. With appearances at Canmore Folk Festival, Filberg Festival, Festival by the Lake to name a few and official showcases at SXSW, CMW, NXNW, CCMA, Alberta Showcase, connecting with the audience is paramount for Cori.
**** “a talented Canadian ,who deftly weaves threads of country, folk, bluegrass and roots music into a rich and compelling tapestry...there’s a real depth to this woman’s writing. A captivating and impeccably produced album that has you immediately reaching for the repeat button”.
Alan Caskett Maverick Magazine, UK
“Brewster has a sweet voice of positivity that lends itself well to the self-penned tracks of life, love, time and discovery. Musically, the recording is solid to the core with some very nice inflections that please the ear and never succumb to excess” .
Chris Martin, Pengiun Eggs
BIO: Cori Brewster was born and raised in Banff, the Rocky Mountain resort town in Alberta, where the Brewster family has resided for over 120 years. She began singing with her mom and sisters on Rocky Mountain trail rides. Like all young women do, Cori left home to experience life outside this small town, carrying with her that profound `sense of place’ wherever she went.
Brewster entered Red Deer College to study Physical Education but after graduating from University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Physical Education, the pull of music was tugging at her soul. Cori moved to Winnipeg to begin her journey, recording her first singles that began her foray into country music. Several of Cori’s singles achieved chart topping success.
In 1989, Cori hit the ground running with the release of `One More Mountain’. Peter North of the Edmonton Sun attests that “If anyone can relate to the classic country song Blue Canadian Rockies it’s Cori Brewster. The singer/songwriter, who was raised on the songs of country pioneers like Wilf Carter and Hank Snow, grew up in Banff listening to songs like Blue Canadian Rockies… In fairly short order the determined and talented artist released her first full-length CD. One More Mountain is a solid collection of originals”.
With appearances at the Calgary Stampede, The Tommy Hunter Show, Merritt Country Festival, Whistler Roots Festival and many hours on the road, `One More Mountain’ was a hit. With a successful tour of Germany, an official showcase at SXSW and a nomination for female artist of the year by the Alberta Recording Industry recognition as a singer songwriter solidified. The response for her video’s, `Spin on a Red Brick Floor’ and `Good as Gone’ was great, both achieved high rotation on CMT and Country Beat. Cori’s commitment to the music industry was cemented.
In 1998, Cori released her 2nd CD, `Stones’ to wonderful response. Vancouver’s `Xtra West’ magazine reported that `Stones’ “is a collection of fresh and captivating songs by an authentic contemporary Canadian voice”. RoseAnna Schick of Connect magazine in Winnipeg declared that “Cori is a talented singer-songwriter with country roots and a folk/bluegrass sound…`Stones’ is an album full of feeling and integrity”.
Cori hit the road with Maria Dunn and Jennifer Gibson as the Sonic Sisters tour
Buffalo Street 2009- (Produced by Dave Clarke and Adrian Dolan)
Large Bird Leaving, 2007
One More Mountain, 1994
Swinging on the Gate [EP], 1990
99% original songs. Set list and length varies nightly by situation and audience. Covers include material by Nanci Griffith, Cheryl Wheeler, Josh Ritter, Clare Lynch