Sharon Cort Band
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Sharon Cort Band

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
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"Sharon Cort, Highway to Here"

This is a ten track CD, with many of Sharon's self penned songs recorded in both Nashville and California. It is a CD that I believe is good enough to establish her amongst the very finest of today's female bluegrass singers. Her vocals are equal to those of any of her peers, past or present.
- Country Music People, UK


Discography

Highway to Here, Rose Records,
Country Cafe, Rose Records
Airplay Direct

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As a child of Southern California, it was perhaps inevitable that Sharon’s music would turn to country/folk neotraditionalism. From Cort’s early heroes Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and the Byrds, harmony and duet singing has always been at the forefront of her sound. From Johnny & Jack, The Everlys, Buck Owens, and the Louvin Brothers, she
gained a love of true country music. In 1988, Lucinda Williams, Jim Lauderdale, Laurie Lewis, and a host of “who’s who” of today’s Americana music began to find a home at an unlikely club called "The Breakaway" in Venice, which had spawned what was coined as a “nu-folk” movement, and summoned the L.A. underground press to pay attention. Soon “coffee houses” began to spring up along the Melrose and Hollywood, hosting some of the best singer-songwriters in today’s music, and Sharon was invited to play
regularly. Together with teacher and mentor Howard Yearwood, they were featured on a CD recorded live "The Best
of the Breakaway," and together with singer- songwriter John Gonzalez, performed their brand of acoustic/folk/country all over Southern California.

Sharon decided to bring her singing and further her songwriting to Nashville in 1995, performing at the Bluebird Cafe, The Station Inn, and regularly at the gritty Robert’s Western World on Broadway (Home of BR5-49). Sharon branched into a more traditional bluegrass sound alongside Ernie Sykes, Butch Baldassari, Bill Keith & Jeff Wisor as New River Ranch to high praise, and continues to tour extensively in Europe. For over two decades now, Sharon has found herself lucky enough to play a small part in the furthering of roots music. She continues to tour regularly in Europe, and even performed on French television in Paris in 2007 as part of a tribute to the “Father of French Bluegrass Music,” her late friend Mick Larie. It offered a rare glimpse into American
country and roots music, not often seen on French television.

Sharon explains her sound like this: “I try to do what’s right for the song and tend not to worry too
much about fitting into a certain style or mold. I prefer to sing whatever the mood of the song dictates,
rather than sound like what you expect to hear.”