Corinne West

Corinne West

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Corinne West spins tales with a voice part velvet and part grit that is both achingly penetrating and highly addictive. Her music has a cool, layered, yet seriously kickin' sound and has been referred to as "utterly spellbinding", "radiant" and "extraordinarily beautiful" by reviewers worldwide.

Biography

Hailing from California's Sierra Mountains, Corinne West spins tales with a voice part velvet and part grit that is both achingly penetrating and highly addictive. Her music has a cool, layered, yet seriously kickin' sound and has been referred to as "utterly spellbinding", "radiant" and "extraordinarily beautiful" by reviewers worldwide.

Her style combines the energy of rippin' bluegrass, the nostalgia of American roots, the backbone of hard Country, and the smooth silky richness of traditional Folk. Her debut record, "Bound for the Living", has resulted in international acclaim. On her newest recording, "Second Sight," Corinne proves she has a rare gift as an artist that can sing as eloquently and as powerfully as she writes.

Second Sight showcases a singer and songwriter hitting her creative stride. She recorded the album with producer Mike Marshall, known for his work with David Grisman, Mark O'Connor, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer. West's collaboration with an outside producer (she herself produced her ciritically acclaimed debut, Bound for the Living) kicked open the creative floodgates.

"Mike was brilliant and easy to work with," says Corinne. "He was so focused on making sure we served the songs well. It took the recording process to a whole new level." That included bringing in the world-class talent of Jerry Douglas, Darol Anger and Tony Furtado to join Marshall in fleshing out West's potent songs. The secret weapon turned out to be West's incredibly emotive voice. It leaves an indelible stamp on the heart as it twines through her subtle yet sophisticated songs. Few songwriters deliver both the artistic integrity and popular commercial appeal that are the hallmarks of West's music. It's a one-two punch that solidified her reputation as on the the most successful songwriters to emerge on the Americana scene in the past few years.

Corinne has toured relentlessly, building her reputation the most authentic way - one fan at a time. On her travels, she's also won such top honors as finalist in the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival songwriting concest. That launched her onto the national festival circuit and helped kick her touring career into overdrive, including tours of England and Ireland. Her overseas tour became possible when BBC legend Bob Harris began featuring her on his radio show. Fans acrss the ocean fell in love with West's eclectic mix of folk, rock, bluegrass and Americana.

The emotional power, raw soulfullness and understated beauty of Corinne West's music has her on the brink of stardom. It's a rare gift to witness the birth of an important new creative force in American music, but that's what you'll discover with Second Sight. It's essential listening for anyone who keeps a finger on the pulse of great music.

Discography

Bound For The Living - 2004
Second Sight - 2007