Polina Kourakina

Polina Kourakina

 Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
SoloPopIndie

"Her soothing voice coupled with her fabulous acoustic guitar dexterity ignites a shared intimate experience with her listeners.
And her songwriting is top notch too. A happy talent trifecta!" Laura B. Whitmore- Guitar World Magazine

Biography

Polina Kourakina fundamentally embraces the absolute power of the here and now. As an artist her music provides the listener with a tool to experience the intimacy of the present. Her ability to bring souls together, evolve, and create art on the spot is what makes her so very unique.
Perhaps it was her childhood move from Moscow, to Northern Virginia that provided Polina with a wealth experiences for which used to hone her craft into something that could effortlessly be embraced by so many people from seemingly endless walks of life. Or maybe it was her mothers skillful interpretations of Russian piano music that enveloped her consciousness and wove itself into the very fabric of her existence. Or maybe, to put it simply, she is just that good.
For the last six years Polina Kourakina has been developing a sound. Its a sound that when played solo has the power of a cannon or the softness of down, but when arranged for a small group has the intimacy of cabaret and the intricacy of a Faberge egg. Aptly title Wanderlust, Polinas most recent offering is a musical journal of her travels through DC, San Diego, Dallas, Manhattan, and her home base of Cleveland, Ohio. At each stop she plays her music, never the same twice, and always in a state of evolution. With each performance her music grows just as all living art does.
Polina Kourakina masterfully combines jazz stylings and soulful vocalizations with intimacy of a folk singer. She captivates, impassions, arouses and excites. Either alone or with accompaniment, she has the power to grasp hold of the present moment and shape it like an artist does to clay. While philosophers may dispute the importance of events in our past or future, no one can argue that anything is more crucial or pertinent to each individual than the absolute present. For it is within the present that we reside exclusively. No one knows this more than Polina Kourakina.

Lyrics

Liquor and Wine

Written By: Polina Kourakina

Maybe its worth it or, maybe its not,
But the reason im stickin around cause its hot outside,
baby you and i will make slip and slide, babe

Maybe the reason that, your in my soul,
is that the factions that you seem to control my ways
all the things that i cannot attain, babe

your just like yellow and im just like red
put us together you've got firey susnset on screen
van gough couldnt put the fractions in between babe.

maybe my liquor or, maybe my wine but
i know the reason you trickle my spine
maybe my reason or maybe my doubts but
i know the reason you feel inside-out
maybe it is just that time, for me and you

for me and you ohhh hhhmmm

just like the wind that i feel on my ways,
you are the ocean you are all the seas i obtain
everything in the body and waves babe

maybe the reasons that i feel your soul
is when you look at me i seem to loose all my control
everything seems to go on a hold, babe

maybe my liquor or, maybe my wine but
i know the reason you trickle my spine
maybe my reason or maybe my doubts but
i know the reason you feel inside-out
maybe it is just that time, for me and you

for me and you ohhh hhhmmm

Sexy Silhouette

Written By: Polina Kourakina

What a lovely day, when i woke up late
went to that cafe, saw you take a seat

come on in and look my way , my inside shakes
your eyes make my heart melt,
i will get my coffee here, just to be near
your sexy silhouette

so whats it gonna take? for you to look my way
do a little dance, maybe disappear
youre playing little games,
cause you said youd buy dinner, but you never, you never came

come on in and look my way , my inside shakes
your eyes make my heart melt,
i will get my coffee here, just to be near
your sexy silhouette

sip my wine, dont leave me feening
i know what you want
sip my wine, dont leave me feening
i know what you want

know what you want (repeated)

Discography

Pelagheya LP 1.26.13 itunes, 87.7fm cleveland, last fm, spotify, tune core, etc.

My pleasure ep. 11.10.2009. on spotify.com,itunes.

Wanderlust ep. 03.17.2011. on itunes,lastfm.com,cdbaby.com, iheart radio.

Set List

a variety of songs from the discography, variable by time slot/ per gig.