Cory M. Coons
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Cory M. Coons

Ottawa, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | INDIE

Ottawa, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo Rock Indie

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Jul
01
Cory M. Coons @ Riverside Park, Kemptville (North Grenville Canada Day Celebrations)

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Jul
20
Cory M. Coons @ Morrisburg Waterfront Celebration (All About The River)

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Aug
03
Cory M. Coons @ Cedar Glen Golf Course

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Aug
16
Cory M. Coons @ South Mountain Fair

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Jun
20
Cory M. Coons @ Spencerville Mill & Museum

Spencerville, Ontario, Canada

Spencerville, Ontario, Canada

May
04
Cory M. Coons @ Lock 17 Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Mar
23
Cory M. Coons @ Lock 17 Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Feb
28
Cory M. Coons @ House Of Targ

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Jan
26
Cory M. Coons @ Lock 17 Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Dec
15
Cory M. Coons @ Cedar Glen Golf Course

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Dec
08
Cory M. Coons @ O'Heaphy's Irish Pub

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Oct
06
Cory M. Coons @ Greely Legion

Greely, Ontario, Canada

Greely, Ontario, Canada

Sep
29
Cory M. Coons @ Lock 17 Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Aug
27
Cory M. Coons @ Rogers tv

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Aug
25
Cory M. Coons @ Chesterville & District Agricultural Society / Chesterville Fair

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Aug
18
Cory M. Coons @ Lock 17 Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Aug
16
Cory M. Coons @ South Mountain Ag Hall

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Aug
10
Cory M. Coons @ Brockville Ribfest

Ontario, Canada

Ontario, Canada

Aug
03
Cory M. Coons @ Cedar Glen Golf Course

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Williamsburg, Ontario, Canada

Jul
28
Cory M. Coons @ McCloskey's

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Jun
09
Cory M. Coons @ South Branch Bistro

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

Kemptville, Ontario, Canada

May
21
Cory M. Coons @ Maple Ridge Centre

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

May
11
Cory M. Coons @ Sidedoor Coffeehouse

Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Pierrefonds, Quebec, Canada

Apr
07
Cory M. Coons @ McCloskey's

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Feb
12
Cory M. Coons @ Iroquois Civic Centre

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

Jan
27
Cory M. Coons @ Sandy Row Golf Club

South Mountain, Ontario, Canada

South Mountain, Ontario, Canada

Dec
23
Cory M. Coons @ McCloskey's

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Chesterville, Ontario, Canada

Dec
02
Cory M. Coons @ Private Party

Mountain, Ontario, Canada

Mountain, Ontario, Canada

May
26
Cory M. Coons @ Seaway District High School

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

Iroquois, Ontario, Canada

Music

Press


Cory M. Coons' latest single drops April 12, 2019 on MTS Records

The Ottawa resident has released "Break The Fall" on MTS Records. The track is from his acclaimed Ron Nevison-produced album, "The Long Road Home."

Break The Fall' is a romantic tale of heartbreak & loss...And the power of one's words bringing a belief in truth and change”— Cory M. Coons
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, April 10, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ -- "Cory has a voice for the ages, one that is radio-ready for the mainstream, yet unique and powerful." – Tuned Loud

"Coons' voice is wonderful…timeless!" – Indie Pulse Music

2019 has seen Cory M. Coons at the top of his game. Produced by multi-platinum veteran Ron Nevison (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), Cory's album "The Long Road Home" has spawned no less than three radio airplay chart hits: "Would You Stay," "Long Road (Dead Man's Dream)" and "Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough." The critically-acclaimed outing also garnered Coons two Radio Music Awards and a nomination at the Ottawa Sound Music Awards. If that wasn't enough, Coons also released his first career retrospective album, aptly titled, "Retrospective." That album contained another radio hit, "Crumbs," which has also received more than 18,000 streams on Spotify. In fact, Cory's music has been streamed more than 34,000 times on the leading streaming service.

Now, the prolific melodic roots rocker returns with his fourth single from "The Long Road Home:" "Break The Fall" (MTS Records). Coons says, "Break The Fall' is a romantic tale of heartbreak & loss, with hints in the story of one that got away...And the power of one's words bringing a belief in truth and change."

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Cory M. Coons’ single “Crumbs” drops on February 8th, 2019.
The prolific singer-songwriter has released the single, “Crumbs” on MTS Records.

It seems like only yesterday I can remember recording my first ever band album, “Tycoons” at the old Distortion Studios in Ottawa..Time flies my friends!”— Cory M. Coons

“Melodically rich” – Middle Tennessee Music

“Cory has a voice for the ages, one that is radio-ready for the mainstream, yet unique and powerful.” – Tuned Loud

“Coons’ voice is wonderful…timeless!” – Indie Pulse Music

It’s a celebratory year for Cory M. Coons this year. Fresh from the success of his recent Ron Nevison-produced album release, “The Long Road Home,” the celebrated Canadian singer-songwriter has released “Retrospective,” a collection of previously recorded and re-released material that spans the award-winning artist’s career from 1999-2010. “Retrospective” is available on cdbaby.

From that album, Coons has culled two single releases, “Crumbs” (a driving “Rootsy”, Southern Rocker story about a working man trying to raise a family and keep food on the table in the deep south)and “Unanswered,” (a 70’s/80’s AOR “Melodic Rock”-influenced mid-tempo ballad.) Both are being distributed through MTS Records on February 8, 2018. The tracks are available on iTunes, amazon, Spotify and all other major digital outlets, worldwide.

Watch “Crumbs” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gs2n7zGDzc.

“It seems like only yesterday I can remember recording my first ever band album, “Tycoons” at the old Distortion Studios in Ottawa, which came out in late 1999. Then my first official “solo” effort in 2004′”From The Ground Up”. Time flies my friends…”

“Retrospective” is rounded out with solo material and previous selections from Cory’s former band, Tycoons.

Coons has been riding a wave of success that started in 2014, with his Producer’s Choice Honors Awards (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards) Win for Studio Album of the Year, “Share a Little Time.” He was also nominated that year for Male Singer-Songwriter and Record of the Year. In 2015, he was nominated for Rock Artist of the Year. 2018 saw Coons earn two Radio Music Awards, an Indie Music Hall of Fame Award and national/international airplay.

Cory’s eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox. - MTS Management Group/MTS Records


Cory M. Coons will release his new single on Friday, November 30th.

The Ottawa-based singer-songwriter’s latest release is from his Ron Nevison-produced album “The Long Road Home.”

It’s basically a song about being wrapped up in a relationship of sorts with someone, and having them in your head for a while, with the hopes that maybe there might be a rekindling of a spark.”

— Cory M. Coons, Singer-Songwriter

“Coons’ voice is wonderful…timeless!” – Indie Pulse Music

“Would You Stay?’ has that melodic magic that makes moments last a lifetime…a song that you instantly want to become part of your own personal soundtrack.” – SleepingBagStudios.ca

Cory M. Coons has been riding a wave of success following the release of his latest album, “The Long Road Home.” The Ron Nevison-produced album has been receiving critical praise, earning Coons two Radio Music Awards. The singles, “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” and “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” have been climbing national radio airplay charts. Coons also received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Indie Music Hall of Fame for the latter single’s chart performance.

On Friday, November 30th, 2018, the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter is releasing his latest single and video for “Would You Stay” (MTS Records.) It is the 3rd single from “The Long Road Home.” Popular Canadian website, CanadianBeats.ca is premiering the video.

Coons says, “I think it’s basically a song about being wrapped up in a relationship of sorts with someone, and having them in your head or thoughts for a while, with the hopes that maybe there might be a rekindling of a spark, or feelings that once existed with the other. And you are sort of left chasing the other’s lead so to speak… All the while hoping that those past mistakes can be erased.”

Watch “Would You Stay” at www.canadianbeats.ca.

Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been passionate about music since his early teen years. In 2015, he was nominated at the “Producer’s Choice Honors”, (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” category. In 2014, Coons won the Producer’s Choice Honor for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his Independent EP “Share A Little Time.” Coons also received nominations for “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Record Of The Year.”

Cory’s eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox.

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Let me open with Cory M Coons’ accolades. Ready. Set. Go: nominated at the Producer’s Choice Honors (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards) in the Rock Artist Of The Year category in 2015, recipient of the Producer’s Choice Honor for Studio Album Of The Year in 2014 for his EP Share A Little Time, and he also received nominations for Male Singer/Songwriter and Record Of The Year. Cory is also a respected instructor in the St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, Ontario. He has performed alongside Canadian favorites such as April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox.

With that out of the way, Cory M Coons recently released a melodically rich roots/country rock album titled The Long Road Home, produced by Multi-Gold and Platinum music veteran Ron Nevison (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger).

Today I want to highlight the single Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough.

As mentioned above, Cory’s music is melodically rich. Guitar driven Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough does not disappoint in that department. Blending elements of classic roots rock with hints of country rock, Coons delivers a familiar yet refreshing sound that will resonate with more mature listeners without excluding the younger demographics who might have missed the great music that came from this genre in the 60s, 70s and even the 80s.

A powerful, potent rock jam, Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough is going to stick with you long after the song ends. The array of guitar tones woven so perfectly with upbeat rhythms and an uplifting atmosphere provide the engaging soundscape where Cory M Coons‘ performance acts as the icing on this sonic layer cake. - MiddleTennesseeMusic.com


We are not going to discover Cory M. Coons at this stage of his career; the Canadian has been recognized and won a lot of accolades in recent years, cementing his place as one of Country rock's hottest properties. His 2018 new album, The Long Road Home, gives us what we all expect from Coons, but also providing a wide variety of influences, such as Folk or classic Rock, to name a couple.

Could this be a new musical direction for Coons in the foreseeable future? I don’t know, but this album is composed of eight pretty solid tracks, finding a pretty healthy balance between styles, melodies and rhythm.

One point worth taking into consideration is that this album has been produced by the world-renowned Ron Nevison, who has worked in the past with the likes of Styx, Night Ranger, Bad Company, Heart, among others–this has provided "The Long Road Home" with some stellar production, thus making it sound perfectly in every single aspect. Whether it’s on soulful and heartfelt tracks like "Long Road (Dead Man's Dream)", where Coons also allows himself some room to showcase his skills as a guitar player, or in the exotic charms of "Chameleon Inside" (a track that may as well be a metaphor of Coons’ own growth as a musician), the production sounds stellar and a musician of Coons’ stature deserves no less.

One of the things that I love about this album and Coons overall as a musician, is the fact that he can provide a lot of really organic music; this album is composed of eight solid tracks that reek of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll–no auto tune, no massive editing, no nothing. Just good quality music and this is something that has made him in one of Canada’s finest exports in the Country rock genre.

If I had to point out something about this album it would the following: you don’t normally hear the word “epic” thrown around in Country rock albums, but then you hear the song "Love Will Fire the Flame" and you understand why Coons is the proverbial fish out of the water that this genre really needed. A touching mix of acoustic and electric guitars, this is, at least to me, the finest piece of the whole thing and it’s a real testament of this man’s talents.

I think this is my favorite Country rock album from 2018 and Coons’ finest so far: it’s compact, it’s well-written, has a stellar production and it has a very organic feel that makes everything much more powerful.

This is one to remember.

-Kevin Tanza - NoDepression.com - Kevin Tanza


Cory M. Coons – The Long Road Home – Album Sampler/Singles Review

According to legend, Cory M. Coons has been out there making music since he was about thirteen years-old. Kind of a relevant fact…though I have absolutely no idea how old he is now…but what I can tell ya, is he latched onto the style & sound of music he grew up loving and clearly never let go. He’s human! Face facts…whether you play music professionally or not, you’re likely the same way…you still love those classics from your youth and more than likely still hold a lot of those bands/artists you were digging on way-back-when dear to this day. Cory M. Coons wears the sum of his influences well…this suits him.

That being said, there’s no doubt an uphill climb coming for the man in the modern-day era…there’s an audience for this style/sound he’s got, but it’s changed…and the majority is harder to reach, now relegated largely to the online realm. But make no mistake…there’s a whole lot of lighters-up fist-pumpers out there still waiting to strap on a headband and rock right out…just takes a bit more work to find’em, but they are out there. While the sound Cory might be rockin’ might not be what you typically hear on the surface of the mainstream these days…let’s not forget where this music has come from and how it spent years & years & years dominating the charts…it’s a timeless style for a reason.

So let’s see here…we’ve got a sample of Cory’s new album The Long Road Home with a couple of recommended tunes in the mix here to review and a couple of dealer’s choice cuts from the record that I stumbled upon on my own. We’ll start with the tracks I’ve been directed to and go from there…

Production & performance-wise, there’s nothing to fault Cory or his band for or take away any points for any reason…which essentially leaves you with personal taste and what you do/don’t like yourself. A track like “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” has a bright melody & sweet energy driving the chorus hooks…I feel like they’re memorable enough. There’s a grandeur in this track that sounds like it’s about to build and explode into a cover of Tom Cochrane’s “Big League,” but ultimately “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” heads for a more pop-inclined approach. Great tones on the guitars, solid spirit in the music & meaning behind the lyricism…the structure is designed to expand and open-up widely to create those big sing-along moments. If I’m being truthful, I’m probably more of a fan of everything that’s not the chorus on this particular tune; I can acknowledge the strength of the hooks, but they’re probably a bit too bouncy & playful for myself. Excellent musicianship in Cory’s backing band, Cory sings the tune with passion & heart, and the production has a remarkable clarity that invites you right in.

“Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” adds some real definition to the groove & sound of the music – and my ears really dig that. This second cut had more of the beef I was looking for than I was getting on that first track…this is meatier. The low-end riff is freakin’ magnificent and really keeps this cut movin’ strong. Like a rhythmic version of G&R at times, Cory has that slight Axl-ish sound to his vocals…which again, for people that love the music in similar bands/artists of that era, well, they’re pretty much guaranteed to like this based on that comparison alone. By comparison to the first cut though, I think “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” probably stands a bigger chance of reaching a wider potential audience…let’s face it, no matter what you normally listen to, those are some ear-catching riffs that demand your attention. The balance on this cut is excellent…I couldn’t decide if I liked the verse or the chorus more, and I always love having that problem whenever I can…it tells me that each part of the song has its own strength. And when you’re real lucky, those main elements fit together perfectly and you get a great jam like “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” to come out…it’s rare, but it does happen! Cory actually reminds me a bit of the vocals in Ugly Kid Joe on this cut…been a while since I thought of those guys…used to really love that band and I’d suppose I’d say I still do, even though it’s been a long time since I’ve put it on. Killer guitar solos and instrumentation once again…like listen to moments around the 1:20 spot and acknowledge that killer tone and the grinding groove busting in to separate the verse & chorus & light up the musicianship for a moment or two along the way – same thing around 2:25 only bigger, better, longer, & stronger…but you get the idea, lots to take in on this wild experience.

Even though the familiarity in the approach to the guitars on a track like “Would You Stay?” will remind you of several hit-songs from the past – again, there’s a reason you’ll feel like you recognize that sound – it’s because it WORKS. Personally, I don’t know how people resist it…there’s just something seriously charming about the pace and way that sound hits us…you know, the whole like, what is it…”Every Breath You Take” style of approach…you know what I mean, equal doses of melody and rhythm, suppressed & controlled brilliantly in a way that really lets the sound shine right through to your soul. So did this catch my attention when sifting through the rest of the record to collect a couple more samples? You bet. Again – I don’t know how it wouldn’t catch EVERYONE’S attention…”Would You Stay?” has that melodic magic that makes moments last a lifetime…a song that you instantly want to become part of your own personal soundtrack. Cory’s put together a decent melody & vocal flow to add to the music – but full disclosure, it’s the music on this cut that is likely the most defining factor in what pulls us in to listen. Highlight solo just before the three-minute mark too…short & sweet but highly effective; if anything, from what I’ve heard on these tunes whenever a short solo is busted out, all I want is a few more bars or a few more seconds of it…the musicianship in this band of Cory’s is excellent and I certainly wouldn’t shy away from including more of that in the future. In any event – I like me some “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” – there’s a great chance that would have walked away as my favorite of this set were it not for the smooth rhythm & sweetness of “Would You Stay?” – love this tune.

“Break The Fall” was another great tune I stumbled across in this set of songs from The Long Road Home. Even though “Would You Stay?” is fairly gentle & subtle, “Break The Fall” probably dials back the energy arguably even further…but again, these ingredients stand out…each element of the musicianship contributes to the song. Kind of like a combination of what you’d imagine you’d get from a collaboration of something like…hmmm…like Bon Jovi, Heart, and The Pretenders. You get that ballad-rock approach of a Jovi with the writing, the production of a band like Heart, & melodic sound of a band like The Pretenders…and ultimately, that leads Coons to a seriously lighter-up moment to finish this song on real highlights that make for a memorable impact. You get a couple different aspects of Cory’s overall sound on “Break The Fall” though…you get that melodic rock-ballad dude providing the smoothness on the mic…and eventually, you get the wilder-side of his persona as the song heads into its finale. The lyrics are solid, the pace is comforting, the sound is warm & inviting…there’s a melancholy in this tune, but it’s got equal parts hope in the mix as well…nothing desolate here, just relatable & real. The final forty-five seconds of this song…are perhaps my favorite moments…I love the fireworks in this finale and how it raises the stakes one last time and I dig the final acoustic deconstruction to the end. Overall…this Cory M. Coons guy seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to the art of songwriting and delivering on the potential of his efforts through the performances on these recordings – dude writes a solid tune and he plays them with all the passion, skill, and heart you’d hope to find in any kind of music you listen to.

Find out more about Cory M. Coons at his official page at: http://www.corymcoons.com - SleepingBagStudios.ca


Award-winning Canadian recording artist and songwriter, Cory M. Coons has been performing, writing and recording music since about the age of 13. The release of his latest album “The Long Road Home”, sees the Eastern Ontario creative collaborating with veteran Multi-Gold and Platinum decorated music producer, Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), along with additional tracking/overdubs, and driving force on guitar on this new record, guitarist/engineer Marc D. Muir. As a performer, Cory has opened and played alongside such treasured National Canadian Artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. With its catchy hooks, thoughtful lyricism and great instrumental work, this is a great, extremely accessible melodic rock album.

Sure, this stuff isn’t in keeping with the current club-beats that are being pumped out by today’s pop-rock scene, but who cares, it feels good to just have some straight-up radio rock that wasn’t done by some teenage ‘rock stars’ riding the waves of computer generated soundscapes, singing with auto-tuned wobbles their mouths and putting out mediocre tunes for pseudo fans, who quite frankly wouldn’t know good rock n’ roll music if it kicked them in the balls. “The Long Road Home” is a fantastic mix of songs, most of which the casual rock listener would undoubtedly enjoy.

When I finally listened to “The Long Road Home” in full, I was in a daze; this music was just so emotional. It didn’t rely on screams or trippy vocals, loud guitars or menacing beats, it just was captivating, due to its expansive melodies and all-embracing arrangements.

Cory M. Coons creates extraordinarily enthralling pieces that range from lighthearted romps to melancholy ballads to epic up-tempo motifs. In fact, I can’t honestly say there is a single weak moment on this album. Moreover, Cory has a voice for the ages, one that is radio-ready for the mainstream, yet unique and powerful.

As evidenced by this album, Cory can pull off an incredible variety of singing styles, he can rock out on “Long Road ( Dead Man’s Dream”, and “Trail of the Chosen One”, and then croon on “Would You Stay” and “Shame On You”, where he even shows off his reverberating falsetto, while leaving the heartfelt emotional smoothness for “Break the Fall”.

His voice just seems to carry a tone not present in many singers of today, and it’s apparent in nearly every song. With the backing band also supplying a fervent bluesy rock feel, and epic builds that perfectly suit Cory’s singing style, which has many similarities to Jon Bon Jovi’s timbre and phrasing.

The special occasion to hear all of these mesmerizing elements, occurs on “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” and the flawless final song, “Love Will Fire the Flame”. This for me is the album’s magnum opus. Awash with both acoustic and electric guitars, a melody that soars, and a fleshed out arrangement that covers diverse tempos and moods.

This is the kind of warm epic sound that made mega group, Kansas, such a household name. There’s something timeless about good rock music, and its all here. The tracks are ripe with traditional goodness; bold heroic choruses, deep rich guitar tones in brilliant incandescent chords and muscular riffs.

“The Long Road Home” is a melodic rock album of, and for our times, delivered by a talented singer-songwriter, and while it would be an absolute delight to see him ever overtake this album, to do so would seem like a daunting task. What Cory M. Coons has done here is create an album completely devoid of filler, while also crafting such meticulous pieces that you never want it to stop. - Tuneloud.com


Originally from Ontario, Canada, award-winning singer and songwriter Cory M. Coons has enjoyed a lifelong musical career blessed with many joys along the way. Back in 2014, Cory was the recipient of the Producer’s Choice Honor for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his independent EP Share A Little Time. Cory has also received nominations for Producer’s Choice Honors”, (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” (2015), along with “Record of the Year” and Best Male Singer/Songwriter. Cory’s industrious work ethic has given birth to a new album in 2018 titled The Long Road Home.



The Long Road Home consists of eight electrifying tracks that are musically inviting and seasoned with a taste of the blues, classic rock, country rock, folk, and progressive rock music styles. The Long Road Home was produced by multi-gold and platinum, veteran music producer, Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger). The album has a warm organic feel that begins with the brilliantly structured Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream), a track that perfectly exhibits some awesome guitar wizardry and overlays. The Long Road Home’s continuity as an album is firmly established with musical gems like Trail of the Chosen One, the charming Chameleon Inside, and the concluding track Love Will Fire The Flame. Overall, The Long Road Home is Cory M. Coons evolving masterpiece that offers hope and inspiration for devotees of rock music’s imperial sound. - Warlock Asylum International News


Cory M. Coons - The Long Road Home

Cory M. Coons is a singer and songwriter with a very distinctive style. His music blurs the lines between various genres, including rock, folk, and Americana, only to mention but a few. Recently, he published an exciting new project called “The Long Road Home.”

Endowed with a beautiful set list of original songs, this album is a deeper outlook on Cory’s insights as a songwriter, as well as a celebration of his kaleidoscopic background and diverse approach.

If you enjoy the work of artists such as Keith Urban, John Mellencamp or Bruce Springsteen, you will feel at home with this record, and Cory’s earnest vocal delivery will definitely make its way into your heart. The songs on “The Long Road Home” have a very personal and textural feel, which really highlight the artist’s intimate connection with his material. His singing is absolutely spotless, bringing a lot of dynamic and harmonic depth to the material by way of his exceptional performances. In addition to Cory’s beautiful voice and playing, the songwriting/arrangements are really spotless, along with the down-to-earth approach to production. The sound of this album is pristine and modern, yet it also has a pleasant nostalgic vibe, which really adds to the strength of this beautiful mix. The album’s lead single, “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)”, which you can stream above, is a stellar country rock song, which encapsulates the vibes of this album perfectly!

In conclusion, this album is a rollercoaster ride, where there’s everything from rock and roll punch, to folk intimacy: a listening experience worthy of your time!

Learn more about Cory’s beautiful music and listen to “The Long Road Home” at the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J98pPDAH0j0 - TheBandCampDiaries.com - Peter Vidani


Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been performing, writing and recording music since age 13. In 2015, he was nominated at the "Producer's Choice Honors", (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the "Rock Artist Of The Year" category. In 2014, Coons won the Producer's Choice Honor for "Studio Album Of The Year" for his Independent EP "Share A Little Time." Coons also received nominations for "Male Singer/Songwriter" and "Record Of The Year."

Now, Cory M. Coons returns with a brand new melodic rock album, The Long Road Home, which includes his latest single, "Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough." As with Coon's previously mentioned EP, Multi-Gold and Platinum veteran music producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Chicago, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger) returned to produce the project. MTS Management Group has been brought in to promote the single release.

"I've known Cory for several years, and it's been a real pleasure watching his career develop," said Michael Stover, President of MTS. "Cory has a real gift for melody and the ability to deliver a message to his listeners, in a way that doesn't knock them over the head. We're really looking forward to finally getting to work with him."

Cory's eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox. - Bravewords.com


Canadian artist Cory M. Coons has released his new single, “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough,” produced by multi-platinum producer Ron Nevison.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (ON), CANADA, July 17, 2018 — Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been performing, writing and recording music since age 13. In 2015, he was nominated at the “Producer’s Choice Honors”, (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” category. In 2014, Coons won the Producer’s Choice Honor for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his Independent EP “Share A Little Time.” Coons also received nominations for “Male Singer/Songwriter” and “Record Of The Year.”

Now, Cory M. Coons returns with a brand new melodic rock album, “The Long Road Home”, which includes his latest single, “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough.” As with Coon’s previously mentioned EP, Multi-Gold and Platinum veteran music producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Chicago, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger) returned to produce the project. MTS Management Group has been brought in to promote the single release.

“I’ve known Cory for several years, and it’s been a real pleasure watching his career develop,” said Michael Stover, President of MTS. “Cory has a real gift for melody and the ability to deliver a message to his listeners, in a way that doesn’t knock them over the head. We’re really looking forward to finally getting to work with him.”

Cory’s eclectic influences include a collection of genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected freelance guitar instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside internationally recognized Canadian artists like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger & David Wilcox.

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“The Long Road Home” is the name of the new 8-track cd by Pleasant Valley native, Cory M. Coons, and the first single, “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” has been released and is a hard-driving rocking track, promising much for the full album. The music was produced by veteran producer, Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), and the band backing Cory is tight and powerful.

Cory was nominated at the “Producer’s Choice Honours”, in the “Rock Artist Of The Year” category for 2015, and was the 2014 recipient of the Producer’s Choice Honour for “Studio Album Of The Year” for his E.P., “Share A Little Time”. Cory’s influences are a collection of various genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with previous hints of Country-Rock, and all of these sounds come through his music. He is a respected Guitar teacher at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville.

The man has a growing track record (two puns for the price of one!), having opened and performed alongside such legendary Canadian artists as April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger, and David Wilcox.

The new release will be available at some select local locations, like Sandy Row Golf Course (South Mountain), Shelley’s Kitchen (Heckston) and Rock My House Music Centre (South Gower Park). And anyone who is interested in receiving a copy directly from Cory can email him at any time: cory@corymcoons.com with your address details. In the meantime, check out the promotional video for “The Long Road Home”on YouTube, with footage recorded by our own Mike&Ness.

Details of the album release and some local dates, can be found at Cory’s Facebook Music page here: www.facebook.com/cmc.music, and the official website: www.corymcoons.com. But be sure to see his gig on June 9 at the South Branch Bistro. - North Grenville Times


IROQUOIS – “I think the title says it all, “ said Cory Coons, song-writer and singer. “I’ve come back to my roots: some of these songs were nurtured over several years. And for the last four or five years, I’ve been on the road quite a bit.

I needed to get feeling “at home” again with my song-writing.”

Cory has just released The Long Road Home, his latest album. The songs are all original to the album, except for a re-worked version of a song from 2012.

This, Cory’s fourth full-length album, was developed in Vancouver, Washington, where Ron Nevison, his producer, is located.

“We worked out of a studio called Crossroads,” Cory explained. “Ron uses an old analog sound board for the sessions as he feels it makes the sound warmer when you start recording. The digitalization comes later.”

At guitarist Marc Muir’s Cornwall studio, adding in Allen Hunter on bass and Thom Sullivan on drums, they overdubbed the harmony vocals and added other instrumentation ‘colour.’ The final mixing was done in 2018 in Los Angeles at DNA Mastering.

“I’m an emotional song-writer,” Cory said. “Sometimes in my music I tell stories or describe feelings. “Eyes of Blue” was written for my four-year-old daughter. “Dead Man’s Dream”, a key song on the album, I leave to the listener to interpret. The true test for any musician is what does the listener think one of my songs is about?”

Cory has been a professional musician for 25 years, although he confesses that he’s been playing all his life.

Guitar is his instrument.

“I’ve been building on the melodic rock since 2014, when my EP Share A Little Time won a Producer’s Choice Honour at the LA Music Awards. Bon Jovi, Styx, Neil Young, these are some of the artists who have inspired me,” he said.

The Long Road Home has been getting air time on streaming internet radio, on Kingston radio and lately at select rock stations all over Canada. CDs are available at Rock My House, Sandy Row Golf Course and Shelley’s Kitchen. “We’ve been getting a really positive response on the internet, and we’re climbing on the charts. I’m also on iTunes.”

Still passionate about playing live (“I love that connection you can make with an audience.”), Cory performed June 9 at South Branch Bistro in Kemptville and will be part of an acoustic show at the August Brockville Ribfest “with a full band.” He also teaches guitar and bass at Kevin Eamon’s Rock My House.

“I look to touch people with my songs,” Cory explained. “I want them to take something home with them. After all, a song becomes everybody else’s, not your own, once you put it out there. Hopefully the songs in The Long Road Home are insightful and relateable.”

Cory Coons can be reached at www.corymcoons.com - Morrisburg Leader


Cory M. Coons, photographed at McCloskey's, launches his latest EP, "Timeless," at the venue later tonight. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News
MARCH 18, 2017
CHESTERVILLE — Local rocker Cory M. Coons drops his fourth solo CD here this evening, on the heels of a recent trip out west to lay down tracks for his fifth project — a full-out professional studio album set for release later this year.

Tonight’s 9:30 p.m. celebration at McCloskey’s (March 18) serves as the launch for Timeless, an EP “already in the can” for a couple of months when Coons spoke with Nation Valley News at the end of February.

Recorded at two local studios, Coons says the resulting EP is a largely acoustic collection of five tracks. It’s a product of Bob Windsor’s Soundbox Studio in Kemptville and Marc Muir’s Cornwall-based Muir’s Music Manor.

Muir, a longtime associate of Coons’s — they once toured together with a band in the early 1990s — has lent his guitar-playing talents to the latest recording as well as the upcoming studio album recorded this month in Vancouver, Washington. “It’s great to have him involved,” says Coons, a resident of Pleasant Valley Rd. near South Mountain.

Three of the songs on Timeless are entirely new to the listening public. Though it has one full production track, the rest of the EP features “a lot of acoustic flavour” and a “stripped-down” sound, says Coons, adding, “One of the songs, Crumbs, was actually released in ’04 and was on my album back then. So this is a stripped-down acoustic version of it.”

Another track, Eyes of Blue, written for the artist’s soon-to-be three-year-old daughter, has been on Youtube for a while. “That’s the one that’s been out on the Internet, but it hasn’t been on a CD yet,” he says.

Tonight’s two-set show will open with titles from the new EP, says the artist, moving into other material in the second set. “We’ll be playing selections from Timeless and a few cover songs thrown in, too, in the second set, he says. “We’re hoping for good things, get some people out. Hopefully it’ll be a combination of an intimate setting, with the second set a little more danceable.”

At the time of the interview, he was eagerly anticipating his Feb. 28 through March 6 trip to Vancouver, Washington — accompanied by Muir as guitar-playing wingman — to record the bulk of his next album with famed music producer Ron Nevison. Coons last worked with the Led Zeppelin, Heart and Ozzy Osbourne producer on his third CD, another EP, in January 2014. The following November, Share A Little Time went on to be recognized as Studio Album of the Year by the LA Music Awards.

“Working with Ron is going to be cool again because he’s so connected to everyone in the industry.”

Coons says the new work — tentatively titled Long Road Home — will be a full studio-album LP of eight tracks, employing real session musicians on bass and drums for an authentic sound. “The new album will be more like commercial rock, radio friendly, and melodic.”

He adds, “It’ll be a little edgier…. The songs are pretty fast, driving type songs. A little more electric guitar oriented with lots of harmonies that I like.”

Coons suggests he may even compete again in Tinseltown’s latest version of the LA Awards this November — the Producers’ Choice Honours Awards. His last trip to Hollywood saw him perform on the famed Whisky A Go Go stage as a precursor the 2014 awards.

But for tonight, catch him at McCloskey’s. - Nation Valley News: By Nelson Zandbergen


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W. Gibb – Leader staff MORRISBURG – It was a dream of South Dundas composer/singer Cory Coons just to be nominated for one of the 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards. But he returned home to South Dundas with more than just the honour of performing with other independent artists at the legendary Whiskey A Go-Go as part of a musical show case. Cory was presented with the Producers Choice Award for Studio Album of the Year in 2014 at the November 12 gala held at the Avalon Theater. “I am very excited and happy,” Coons said. “I wasn’t expecting this award, and was just thrilled to be involved in the whole nomination and performance process. It is really a great honour to have been recognized among independent artists.” Although he was originally nominated in the Male Singer/ Songwriter and Record of the Year categories, Coons was thrilled that his 2014 album, Share A Little Time, was regarded as outstanding by members of the music industry. The Producers Choice Award
honours quality material and recording. He was presented with the award by Al Bowman, founder of the L.A. Music Awards, the Hollywood Fame Awards and the Phoenix Awards. In his acceptance speech, Coons thanked his family, his parents, his sister and his many supporters here at home. “Remember Me”, a cut from the album, and written in honour of his parents, Mervin and Doris, has been receiving heavy rotation from the internet radio station, The Globe, in Hollywood, and getting increasing air play in California and other states. Coons’ work is also garnering good reviews. “An award like this is another fantastic tool to use in moving forward in my musical career,” Coons explained. “Currently I am at work on some new musical material,” said the South Dundas recording artist and songwriter, and freelance guitar instructor. Cory Coons’ award winning, Share A Little Time is available at Kevin Eamon’s Rock My House, on CdBaby.com, Cory’s own website and on iTunes. - W. Gibb – Leader staff MORRISBURG


South Mountain’s Cory Coons recently accepted the Producer’s Choice Award for studio album of the year at the 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood Wed., Nov. 12

SOUTH MOUNTAIN – South Mountain crooner Cory M. Coons is moving on up in the music world. On Wed., Nov. 12, Coons took home the Producer’s Choice Award for studio album of the year at the 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood. Originally nominated in two categories, Coons travelled to Los Angeles (L.A). in Septem- ber to par-ticipate in the event’s nomination night at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go. While there he performed songs from his album, Share a Little Time, which was produced by multi gold and platinum veteran music producer Ron Nevison with Grammy Award winning program- mer and arranger Jeff Bova, and among those who performed on the album was one of L.A.’s top ses- sion guitarists, Tim Pierce. It has been roughly two weeks since Coons and his sister, Shel- ley, spent close to four days in L.A. for the awards ceremony, and the singer is still raving about the ex- perience. “[It] was fantastic,” he said. “Just being around all the other art- ists and past celebrities who were also receiv- ing awards, like lifetime achievements and such… was really fun and excit- ing. And, the show was great. All the perfor- mances, as well. And also getting to hang out with
my producer [Nevison] of the new songs was great too.” As for what is next on Coons’ music agenda, he said he plans to “continue what I’m doing, and keep performing more shows, writ- ing more songs, and promoting the new [album].” Coons said it is important for him and his music to reach as many potential new fans as possible, and it sounds like that might already be in the works, as the title track from Share a Little Time has already been released as a single in the U.S. Now, with a prestigious award under his belt, and a song from his newest album hitting the air- waves south of the border, Coons is primed and ready to kick his mu- sical career into full swing. “It is awesome to be recog- nized,” he said. “And I feel hon- oured to be in such great company with the L.A. Music Awards.” Coons’ new album can be pur- chased online from his website (www.corymcoons.com), as a download through CD Baby, iTunes, and their digital partners. - Winchester Press Nov 26/2014 - by Sandy Casselman Press staff


Rising star Cory Coons, nominated for two L.A. Music Awards W. Gibb – Leader staff IROQUOIS – It’s a chance every musician hopes for: a nomination at the prestigious Los Angeles Music Awards, scheduled for September 25, 2014. However, well-known and very talented independent artist Cory Coons has learned that he has two reasons to be pretty excited about this year’s Music Awards. Coons has just been notified of his nomination in two categories at the ceremony: Male singer/ songwriter and Record of the Year for his Share a Little Time. He will be flying out to L.A., to take the stage on Nomination Night at the Whiskey A Go-Go September 25, during the gala 2014 Los Angeles Music Awards. This will be followed by the actual Awards night on November 12. It’s a pivotal moment in the hard-working young artist’s career. “I know that in the end, it’s where the road takes us,” Coons said, “and I’m trying to stay grounded. But I’m pretty excited. The nominations are a big step for me. These awards are a kind of spring board into the professional industry and the Grammies. I would really love the support of my community in this endeavour. Fan support really does keep artists doing what they do.” Joining Cory on the L.A. journey will be his long time friend and associate, a noted musician himself, Kevin Eamon, owner/operator of Rock My House. Eamon will be Coons’ official sponsor at the first of two red carpet events. The road to L.A. is the latest result of years of hard work and dedication on the part of Cory Coons. He has honed his talent, his voice and his writing skills through effort and persistence. This year, he flew out to Los Angeles in January for two intensive weeks working directly with famed producer Ron Nevison. Nevison is one of the top producers in North America. He has worked with mainstream rock groups like Heart, Meat Loaf, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Bad Company, Night Rangers and many others. “I submitted music to Ron over the last two years, and when I reached out to him about producing some material, he readily agreed to it. This was hugely significant to me because Ron can work with any artist he wants to in the music business.” Ron oversaw Cory’s time in Los Angeles, setting him up in the studio with back up artists Jeff Bova and Tim Pierce. Bova is a producer/arranger who’s already won a Grammy. Pierce was the original session guitar player on Bon Jovi’s Runaway, and Rick Springfield’s guitar player. Cory described it as “an honour” to work with these artists. In fact, Bova created a beautiful string arrangement for Cory’s Remember Me, a cherished song that he wrote as a tribute to his late parents. In the L.A. studio, the musicians laid down tracks for a new EP Cory is releasing to jibe with the September trip stateside. Coons felt that “Ron helped me a lot, especially on vocals. He took the time to get the best out of my voice. And he’s an advisory panel member (with other producers like Eddie Kramer) with the L.A. Music Awards. He was both a connection and a help to me.” There is voting ballot system in place on the L.A. Music Awards website. Cory needs the support of voters in this community to help him score well in his two categories. By going on line, and voting (more than once is acceptable!), local fans could really help Cory make his dreams come true. “If things go well on nomination night, I will need the support of voters and fans all over Canada and world wide. Should I win in one or both of the categories, then the sky’s the limit. Things could go in many directions.” Again, the young South Dundas musician remains grounded. “Even if I don’t win, the experience of taking part, the media exposure, the publicity is immense. It’s all going to be really exciting to me.” People can vote for Cory Coons right now, with the polls closing on November 12, just before the Music Awards broadcast. Fan support can make a big difference. The link is http://www. lamusicawards.net/nominees. html. - W. Gibb – Leader staff IROQUOIS


The soaring choruses and choirboy vocals of Boston and Styx leave indelible fingerprints in this five-track EP from Canada-based singer/songwriter Cory M. Coons. The title track even opens like a Boston tune, with a chiming acoustic guitar that would’ve made “Amanda” swoon. Unsigned or independent artists usually don’t have songs with this kind of immaculate sheen so it’s no surprise that Coons managed to corral ‘80s AOR producer extraordinaire Ron Nevison to polish his recordings. For those unaware, Nevison helped revive Heart’s career in 1985 with a self-titled effort of Top-40 blockbusters (“These Dreams,” “What About Love”). Nevison’s slick style is a perfect match for Coons’ music, heavily influenced by ‘70s and ‘80s rock-radio anthems but with a rootsy undertow. Coons’ vocal style is reminiscent of Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Steve Perry of Journey, and the late Brad Delp of Boston. It is emotionally fragile yet percolating with unyielding optimism. On “Seven Year Itch,” Coons and Nevison capture that magical moment, when studio wizardry blends effortlessly with pop hooks. “Don’t let your music die alone and unsung,” Coons sings, a message to all to pursue your dreams before the “fountain of youth runs dry.” Appropriately, there is a killer guitar solo. Slower tracks such as “Remember Me” and “When a Dream Was All We Had” recalls the power ballads of the ‘80s, veering towards Bon Jovi at their commercial peak. Traces of country, folk, and the blues are filtered within the EP but this is classic rock at its finest and most attractively produced.

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Q: When did you decide to become a musician? How old were you at the time, and was it something that you intended to pursue as a career?

A: In about 1985, I was 13 when I started playing bass. I was a bass player for about 12 years, professionally and semi-professionally. Played in high school bands, then afterwards in the mid '90s I travelled and toured in Northern Ontario and the southeast U.S. in retro-rock cover bands. Music has always been something I have pursued as a passion and potential career.

Q: Who were your earliest musical influences? In what ways did they inspire you?

A: Primarily I would say '70s and '80s melodic commercial rock, like Styx and Bon Jovi, more of the rock scene then, even as far back as Duran Duran and the Beach Boys, and a little bit of older country up to newer artists like Keith Urban. I just love good harmonies and very memorable melodies in songs.

Q: How did you end up working with renowned producer Ron Nevison?

A: I had been sending songs to Ron Nevison for a couple of years previous to my working with him and his team of session guys this past January 2014 in L.A. and San Rafael, CA. We agreed to work together on some new material, and it turned out great.

Q: How would you describe the music scene in Canada?

A: Where I live outside the small town of South Mountain, ON (south of Canada’s Capital of Ottawa), there isn’t much of a music scene; you have to travel to the cities of Toronto or Montreal. Ottawa has an OK scene, but a lot of well-known venues have disappeared over the last decade or more. But there are a few that have emerged and are cool places to play. There are also a couple smaller cities and towns that still have a somewhat active music scene, like Cornwall, Brockville, and Kingston.

Q: Your music crosses the boundaries between country and Adult Album Alternative. How would you describe it?

A: I think my music, at least in the past has been a cross between country rock and melodic pop/rock or “AAA” as you say. I think my direction right now is a little more leaning towards the melodic rock and acoustic rock-oriented style, with radio-friendly commercial overtones. Although I am still rooted in the electric rock elements as well.

Q: What inspires your songwriting? There’s never one thing for sure that inspires me, it can be a combination of things.

A: I’m sometimes an emotional songwriter drawing on personal experiences in my life, or how I may see myself and my surroundings. And other times I like to come up with a good story in my songs. Often times people can really relate to something that touches home with them in a song. So I really try to create something memorable for people to enjoy and remember, both lyrically and melodically.

Q: Have you been able to find much success in Canada, especially on the radio? I have had some success in Canada.

A: Mostly in my region locally in what we call the St. Lawrence Seaway Valley region along the 401 Highway, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Counties, and Ottawa region. Of course the Internet, online radio, and some normal radio play here has helped with a broader reach to a wider audience. I always like to keep a solid fan base and supporters of my music here at home locally. And with the involvement I now have with the L.A. Music Awards Nominations this year in 2014 (I'm nominated in the Male Singer-Songwriter and Record of the Year categories), it feels great to be in such good company with this scene, too. I’m really looking forward to the awards show on November 14th in Hollywood at The Avalon Theater.

Q: What are your goals for the future?

A: To continue performing, creating, writing, and recording more of the music I like to write. To continue to try and carve out an identity and a living with my music and career. It seems it’s all you can do these days in a very tough business. I also teach guitar at a local music center and here at home. I’m just following what I love to do, and be who I am, a working musician and a singer/songwriter, and a happy new father to my 6-month-old baby girl and my lovely wife. Family is everything.

Website: http://corymcoons.com - Stacey Zering - www.NoDepression.com


Congrats to South Mountain, ON singer-songwriter Cory M. Coons on earning the Studio Album of the year at the Los Angeles Music Awards. The win was for his most recent Ron Nevison-produced EP, Share A Little Time. The acknowledgement included showcasing at the Whisky A Go-Go. A guitar instructor at home, Coons has released the title-track as a single in California and hopes to find a record deal soon in Canada to release his winning album. Find out more about Coons and watch a video performance of the title track here. - David Farrell


Congrats to South Mnt, ON-born Cory M. Coons on his 2 LA Music Awards noms that include Album of the Year for Share A Little Time. The recognition won him a showcase at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood last month. - FYI Muisc News


Cory M. Coons
Every Time I Think About You
Released To Radio
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Cory M. Coons has been writing, recording and performing music professionally for more than 15 years. Today, the South Mountain, Ontario native added to that musical legacy with the release to radio of the single, Every Time I Think About You.

The popular musician is a respected solo artist as well as popular performer in the region with his Tycoons Band. Every Time I Think About You is a solo piece co-produced with acclaimed New York/Toronto record producer Gary LaBarr.

Cory's sound and influences range from Bon Jovi, Styx, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, The Eagles, Keith Urban, Bryan Adams, Geddy Lee and Rik Emmett among many. He has also opened and shared the stage with Canadian greats April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger, David Wilcox & Prairie Oyster.

Every Time I Think About You, can be purchased online from Cory’s website as a single, or as part of the Retrospective Album.

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CHESTERVILLE —

Fresh off the release of his latest radio single, veteran local performer Cory M. Coons brings his repertoire of original and cover tunes to Chesterville this month.
“We’ll be playing a few selections off the new CD and some older stuff as well,” says the 40-year-old South Mountain resident of his Feb. 16 show at Papa Gus Bar & Grill.
A mainstay on the local music scene, the lead singer and guitar player last month dropped the debut single, “Roses Need The Rain”, off his third and latest solo album, Here & Now.
The CD is “kind of country, pop and rock all in one,” says Coons, also describing his style as “rootsy rock meets country rock.” He counts a range of influences from his years growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, from Bon Jovi to John Mellencamp, Bryan Adams and Keith Urban. While admitting to being a professional musician for the past 15 years, he’s been playing in bands since his
graduation from Seaway District High School, touring Northern Ontario in ’92-’93 with one outfit and later travelling the southern U.S. with another.
More recently, Coons was known as the frontman for local retro rockers, The Tycoons. Through a lengthy career, he’s opened or shared the stage with such Canadian greats as April Wine,
Kim Mitchel, Glass Tiger, David Wilcox, Prairie Oyster and Danick Dupelle. His current backup band includes musicians from the Kemptville area, among them Bob Windsor of local
Eddie & The Stingrays fame and proprietor of Soundbox Studios. Windsor co-produced Coons’s latest album and single, which were independently released, making full use of the online digital
distribution techniques available to self-starting artists these days. “Roses Need The Rain” has garnered some airplay on “community and college-type” radio, according to Coons, who
looks forward to returning to Papa Gus’s. He last played the venue when it was located in Finch. “We’d like to see a lot of people coming and supporting local talent.”
Another local band from the Finch and Berwick area, Shot in the Dark, will open at 9:30 p.m. Tickets to the show are $10 at the door.
Coons’s recordings are available at corymervincoons.com as CDs and as digital downloads via links to Cd Baby and their online partners, including iTunes.
Cory M. Coons plays Papa Gus, Sat., Feb. 16. The South Mountain recording artist’s latest album is titled Here & Now. - Chesterville Record- Nelson Zandbergen


Cory Coons hitting the airwaves with first single from latest album by Sandy Casselman - Press staff.

SOUTH MOUNTAIN – For fans of South Mountain’s Cory M. Coons, hearing the
latest song written and sung by this local musician is as simple as turning on the radio. Coons, who has been writing, recording, and performing music locally for more than 15 years, has just released the single, “Roses Need the Rain,” from his newest album, Here and Now, to radio stations across Canada. Coons’ musical career has gone through several incarnations over the years, beginning with well-received performances as a member of several different teenage bands during his years as a student at Seaway District High School in Iroquois, back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While Coons has spent a good portion of his musical career as part of a band, most recently as front man for the local cover band Tycoons, he is enjoying his work as a solo artist, and plans to continue on this path for the foreseeable future. When asked about the inspiration for his newest single, Coons said, “I like to write in a way that leaves room for the listener to take on their own interpretation of the story.”However, Coons said, the song essentially tells the story of two young lovers and their experience facing the world together. His style, he said, is a mix of pop, rock, and country with a roots-y, southern-rock element to it. He’s also been told that his music has a bit of a ’70s/’80s flair. According to Coons, hearing one’s song on the radio for the first time is quite exciting, and while he’s looking forward to hearing “Roses Need the Rain” playing on the local stations, his main focus right now is on reaching as many new listeners as possible. Here and Now, which was produced at Soundbox Studios in Kemptville by owner Robert Windsor (Eddy and the Stingrays), is Coons’ third official solo album to date. “I think it gets more exciting with each new release,”he said. “I think you grow as an artist and a writer with the more you create.” As for his future plans, Coons will continue building and fostering the relationships he has created here at home with family, friends, and fans. This, however, doesn’t mean he won’t consider branching out to a wider market if the opportunity presents itself one day. “I love it. As long as I stay true to what I love to do, and not try to be something I’m not… be as real and honest as I can… then everything will work out the way it’s supposed to,” he said. In addition to being heard on the radio, Coons can also be heard playing live at any
number of local venues. For performance dates and locations or to purchase his new single or CD, visit www.corymervincoons.com. - Winchester Press - Sandy Casselman - Press Staff





Roses Need The Rain - Single
Cory M. Coons

Formerly the frontman of the retro-rocking Tycoons, singer/songwriter Cory M. Coons explores his rootsier side on new single "Roses Need The Rain". It is released just ahead of a new CD, Here And Now, co-produced with Robert Windsor, owner of Soundbox Studios. With influences ranging from Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams to Keith Urban, Coons fuses pop and rock elements with country, as can be detected on this radio-friendly cut.

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Cory M. Coons
Roses Need The Rain
Released To Radio

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
For Immediate Release

Ottawa – Cory M. Coons has been writing, recording and performing music professionally for more than 15 years. Now, this South Mountain, Ontario native will add to his musical history with the release to radio of his latest single, Roses Need The Rain.

The popular musician is a respected solo artist, songwriter, freelance guitar instructor and formerly a popular performer in the Seaway Valley and Ottawa region as the frontman for his Retro-Rock Band Tycoons. Roses Need The Rain is a solo track from his new Cd Titled "Here And Now", co-produced with local producer and Soundbox Studios owner, Robert "Bob" Windsor.

Cory's sound and influences range from Bon Jovi, Styx, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Keith Urban, and Bryan Adams among many. He has also opened and shared the stage with Canadian greats April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger, David Wilcox, Prairie Oyster and Danick Dupelle (Emmerson Drive). Roses Need The Rain can be purchased online from Cory’s website as a single, or as part of the "Here And Now" Cd and Digital Album through Cd Baby and their digital partners.

For additional information:
Radio Promotion
Shelly Lynn
613-880-9360

Cory M. Coons
www.corymervincoons.com
www.facebook.com/corymcoons.artistpage


- 30 - - Independent


Tycoons - July/Aug 2008
July 17th, 2008

There is more than a hint of nostalgia in the music of four-piece rock act TYCOONS.

Fronted by lead vocalist/guitarist Cory M. Coons, TYCOONS has existed in one form or another since 1999 when Coons cut his first record.

Coons’ current bandmates include bass player Francis Thibodeau and drummer Barry Billingham, both of whom have played with him for a number of years, and guitarist/songwriter Sean Page, who’s a relatively recent addition.

Together they crank out a brand of gritty guitar rock that owes a great deal to the inspiration of classic rock stalwarts like Bon Jovi, Rush, and April Wine and draws as well on proponents of southern rock like Lynyrd Skynyrd and Grinderswitch.

The sound is big and full with soaring vocals, tight harmonies, and plenty of slick licks.

Coons and company have the kind of honest, straight-ahead rock sound that a large chunk of the population over 30 is still looking for.

TYCOONS has been regular at venues throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway Valley circuit since 2000, but could likely hunker down in most parts of the country and find an audience with tracks like “Crumbs,” “Rhythm Train,” and “Too Many Nights.”

Although touring has been limited to Ontario, western Quebec, and northern New York state, bits and pieces of the music has found its way elsewhere. A number of songs have been used in corporate advertising campaigns – electronics giant Philips has utilized three of songs to promote its consumer media products. The band has also opened for a score of artists like David Wilcox, April Wine, Prairie Oyster, and Glass Tiger.

TYCOONS is gearing up for another CD due for release later this year or early in 2009. On deck is noted producer Gary LaBarr. - Canadian Musician


August 15, 2006
Bent Music
By: Kathryn Vercillo
Northeast In-Tune Magazine
http://www.northeastintune.com

Every singer songwriter goes through phases of wondering whether the struggle and the sacrifice necessary to make a career out of music are worth the rewards of the work. For true singers, the struggle is insistent but not quite as insistent as the persistent internal need to make music. There is something within the heart of those singers which compels the music to keep coming despite any challenges the singer may face. Cory Mervin Coons is a shining example of a true singer.

Coons began his singing life in his small Canadian hometown, branching out as he grew musically. His singing career spans fifteen years, during which time he has had numerous musical successes, but he has never strayed far from the simplicity of his roots. His lyrics exemplify this, as he sings with a simple nostalgia commemorating a time gone by, a time when simple ideals were enough to satisfy the desires of individual men.

For example, in Crumbs, Coons sings about a father who works all day and into the night and a mother who puts the kids to bed in a town where there’s a morning dew out in the fields and you can smell the pancakes on the grill in a time when you won’t find a lock on my front door. This possibly idealized vision of life is matched with a similar idealized appreciation of love, which is exhibited in "Unanswered". This love song is a blend of country and rock melodies which says that Love’s the silent laughter that rings in your head And true love is still the answer, in your unanswered prayer.

Though he sings about such simple country ideals, Coons does not come across as naive. In fact, he uses the strength of his ideals to support actual change in the world. His most recent success in this venture was to have Crumbs used to help market the Alesse birth control pill, showing that he is not going to shy away from harsh truths despite his hopeful ideals. Similarly, he speaks simply in Faded Glory about the uneasy truth that With war and hate among us / There’s a cry for love and peace. This Canadian may be singing about modern American political issues, but it is almost as if he is speaking simple truths about the state of any society at any rough time in their history. It is almost as though he is timeless.

This sense of timelessness extends to the sound of the music as well. Coons says that his musical influences include the older songs of Elvis Presley and the newer songs of bands like Bon Jovi. In Crumbs, there is a hint of old Aerosmith in the sound of his voice. What rings through all of this music is the sense that these are merely influences affecting his style and not bands that he actually sounds like or makes any attempt to imitate. It seems that he is a singer who knows the solid core of his own sound but isn’t afraid to experiment a little bit here and there to see if another style might augment his own.


- Kathryn Vercillo


Cory M. Coons bringing Retrospective to local venue
Local News
R. Comfort
Friday, February 12th, 2010
MORRISBURG –

Ten years of recording, seemed like a good time to celebrate the work of Cory M. Coons and The Tycoons Band.

Well known locally, Coons is a writer, performer and recording artist, originally from South Mountain.

The CD celebrating the recording efforts of Coons and The Tycoons Band, entitled Retrospective is available at various retail locations throughout the region.

Coons will play a special lunchtime acoustic show at one of those retail locations, The Basket Case in Morrisburg, on Sat., Feb., 13 from about noon until 1 p.m.

Retrospective, has 20 tracks, including one new release, Every Time I Think About You.

Retrospective also includes crowd pleasing tracks like Crumbs and other popular tracks along with different, previously unreleased studio outtakes.

In 10 years, five CDs have been released under the Cory M. Coons and The Tycoons Band titles.

Coons sees Retrospective as a great opportunity for people to pick up his and the group’s best work in one package.

“Each song has a different story to share,” said Coons. “I like to tell stories that touch people.”

Since the work ranges from the intimate nature of acoustics to the showmanship of being part of a band, Coons has worked to showcase both aspects in this Retrospective package.

“This CD is not an end, just a culmination of work,” said Coons.

Looking to the future, He hopes that his work with Gary LaBarr, of Niagara Atlantic Entertainment Group, on his new track will help expand distribution and he said that he may even shoot a video for one of the tracks.

Coons says their style of music is a mix of rock and pop. “I would say southern rock, with a little folk rock.”

In addition to the Feb., 13 lunch hour show, Coons has a number of small events planned. He will be part of the Feb., 20 show at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage and has a show planned in March at Boomers Sports Bar in Prescott.

For more information visit www.corymervincoons.com - Morrisburg Leader


Dated: Wednesday, June 23, 2004.

Cory Mervin Coons (CMC) has for some years been associated with the Tycoons, a group of local lads from the South Mountain area who enjoy playing music. In fact this young man has been the driving force behind the cover band. Now he has taken the big step to a solo career. "I am very excited to be releasing my first solo CD" smiles CMC as we begin our interview. Although not a stranger to studio work, he released the CD titled, "Tycoons" in late 1999, but a renewed excitement and enthusiasm are evident for this solo effort. "The Tycoons sort of moulded themselves into more of a cover outfit (playing other people's songs) playing all the local clubs with your classic rock standards. With the new CD I am certainly more excited because it will be the majority of original material for each show." He goes on to explain that recording began on the new solo CD in January of this year at Little Chicago Studios in Smith's Falls. Produced by Tim Greencorn, Cory hopes to have it ready for release independently in July of this year.
Titled, "From the Ground Up," the official CD release party will be hosted later this summer at a venue in the local area. Keep your ears and eyes open for this announcement and be a part of it...
Members of the CMC band include: Mike Kelly on lead guitar and vocals, Bryan Deruchie on drums and percussion and Francis Thibodeau on bass and vocals. Mike helped with the solo CD, and Cory adamently pays tribute to his song writing skills.
As we speak about the music on the CD, Cory explains that a lot of the songs on disc get back to his roots as he was growing up near South Mountain listening to all kinds of music. He feels there is a bit of accoustic rock and a bit of folk as well as a little blues tossed into the mix. "My style is very melodic, but with an edge that Mike and I like to describe as a "Southern Ontario Sound"...I like to keep things as simple as I can. Sometimes though, I tend to experiment a little," says Cory with a hint of enthusiasm in his tone.
He talks about his relationship with Mike, "I am very proud to have worked with Mike, an Iroquois native who did all the lead guitar work on the CD. He brings a wonderful dynamic to my sound. He did an awesome job helping create the CMC sound. "I hope we can collaborate more in the future, he is a great song writer in his own right and he plays a mean guitar to boot."
The other band members are also featured on the tracks. An added bonus for Iroquois fans is the fact that Mike Anderson of Strings and Things in the Plaza is also featured as part of one of the songs as he plays banjo, a unique addition to the music. Cory tells us his sister-in-law, Michelle Arthurs from Johnstown does some great backup vocals on another song.
Listening to the CD at Cory and his new wife's home on a hot summer evening, it is clear this one is good. The sound drifts across the lawn and it is evident this one could just be what Cory Mervin Coons needs to kick start a solo career in the music business. Writing all the songs for the CD except the one Mike Kelly provided, Cory had ideas he wanted to turn into songs and if "Crumbs," the first song on the CD is an indication of his ability, there is little doubt, about his talent.
Most of his songs tell a story, usually drawing on previous experience and building on them, his work develops over time into what he wants to share. References to "A Strong Pair of Hands" would point to his dad whom he admires. "Faded Glory" has a line, "If you teach your children well, maybe we can live to tell.." gets quite philosophical, be he hastens to say "I am not preaching, just telling tales."
Hints of Southern USA can be detected in lines of songs as can the influences of those he admired as he was growing up: Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, etc.
A song is included that is dedicated to his mother ("Violet") whom he lost to cancer two and a half years ago and "Unanswered" is dedicated to his wife Leighann, since she inspired him to finish this tune. He categorizes the choruses of some of the songs as melodic folksy and sees his music as hopeful. "I write with hope, not too depressing, trying to remain upbeat in my outlook." Keeping his music flavoured with Canada sounds, he works in bits and pieces from the local area and if you listen carefully you will recognize places and people familiar to you. CDs will be available on Canada Day at the Point as well as at Strings and Things in the Iroquois Plaza.
His enthusiasm is contageous and I can hardly wait for Canada Day when Cory and the Tycoons will be on stage at the Point. Part of the celebration, CMC will debut the solo CD between 2 and 3pm and then later in the evening from 7:30 through 9pm, CMC and the Tycoons will entertain the expected crowd. Upcoming shows this year include the South Mountain Fair Show, on August 20 and the Chesterville fair on August 27. We wish this young man all th - Sandra Lee Johnston - Chieftain Staff Reporter


South Mountain recording artist Cory M Coons has just released his first solo CD, entitled From The Ground Up. It's an 11 track CD, of which 10 of the compositions are his own.

The 11th selection was written by his friend, lead guitarist, Mike Kelly, an Iroquois native. Music for the CD was recorded at Little Chicago Studios in Smith Falls.

Coons is branding himself and his original music as CMC, to reflect his full name Cory Mervin Coons. When Coons and his band give a performance featuring only his songs, the group is billed as CMC. The group plays as CMC at festivals and other special occasions.

CMC members include Mike Kelly on lead and rhythm guitar and vocals, Bryan Deruchie on drums and percussion, and Francis Thibodeau on bass and vocals. Other artists included in the recording of From The Ground Up were Mike Anderson, Michelle Arthurs, John Locey and David Moquin.

Some of the band members have also performed as "Tycoons" with Cory when playing more established tunes that others have recorded, mostly from the1970's and 1980's. Even during group performances the band mixes in some original music by Coons. Both CMC, and Tycoons can be found playing at local clubs and fairs.

The band was recently one of the big attractions at the South Mountain Fair. It tends to give high-energy performances, encouraging audience participation. This is actually the second CD Coons has recorded. His first, entitled Tycoons was released in 1999.

Coons, who has been performing since his teen years, classifies his sound as light rock with an acoustic flavor, or southern rock. He said he was influenced greatly by Bon Jovi and John Mellencamp. It's clear that Coons is looking for more than just being part of a cover band that plays other people's music. He is determined to continue writing his own material and is looking forward to collaborating with lead guitarist Mike Kelly on his future compositions. - Winchester Press - Oct. 13, 2004


Discography

1999'- TYCOONS
2004'- FROM THE GROUND UP
2007'- TYCOONS II
2010'- RETROSPECTIVE (1999'-2010')
2012'- HERE AND NOW


2014'- SHARE A LITTLE TIME (E.p) 

2016'- TIMELESS (Acoustic E.p) 

2018'- THE LONG ROAD HOME (Full Length Album Release)

2019'-  RETROSPECTIVE (re-issue)

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Bio

Growing up in Eastern Ontario (South of Ottawa), Canada, Cory M. Coons has been passionate about music since his early teen years and began playing and performing Guitar and Bass while still in High School. Shortly after he would continue down his musical path which led to crafting his own melodies and musical ideas, and soon began travelling and performing in a variety of Cover bands throughout the mid-to-late 90's in both Ontario and the Southeastern United States. Now currently as a Solo Recording Artist and Songwriter, Cory has released the new melodic rock album "The Long Road Home" in early 2018, produced once again by Multi-Platinum Veteran Music Producer Ron Nevison, (Heart, Bad Company, Damn Yankees, Survivor, Styx, Night Ranger), along with additional tracking and stellar guitar work on this new record by musical cohort and engineer Marc D. Muir. The album is currently nominated for "Male Album Of The Year" at one of the biggest Independent Award Shows in North America, (the 2019 "Josie Music Awards"). Currently, a fourth single from The Long Road Home album “Break The Fall” has been released, as well as the re-issue of "Retrospective", spanning the musical years of 1999' through 2010', and features the promo single "Crumbs" on MTS Records, plus more material including selections from Cory's former band "Tycoons". He was named Best Rock Songwriter for “Long Road (Dead Man’s Dream)” and Best Americana Artist for “Once Too Many, Twice Not Enough” at the 2018 "Radio Music Awards" on The Indie Music Channel, as well as a "World Songwriting Awards" "Finalist" in 2019 for the single "Would You Stay". He is also currently nominated in 2 categories ("Male Single" and "Album") at this year's 2019' "International Singer-Songwriter Association" (ISSA) Awards, and for "Rock Album Of The Year" for the first annual "Ottawa Sound Music Awards". Past Awards include the 2014' "Studio Album Of The Year" for his Independent E.p "Share A Little Time" at the "Producer's Choice Honors", (formerly Los Angeles Music Awards), and nominations for "Male Singer/Songwriter" and "Record Of The Year", along with "Rock Artist Of The Year" category for 2015 at the Los Angeles Music Awards (LAMA's). Cory's influences are a collection of various genres like Melodic Rock and Roots-Rock, blended with hints of Country-Rock. He is a respected Freelance Guitar Instructor in the local St. Lawrence Seaway Valley and at Rock My House Music Centre in Kemptville, ON. Cory has opened and performed alongside such treasured National Canadian like like April Wine, Kim Mitchell, Glass Tiger and David Wilcox. 

Band Members