CORINNE WEST (USA): Californian Americana

Date/Time Sun 14 May 2017 12:00 AM

Price Online - £11 + £1.10 booking fee; On The Door - £11


California songwriter Corinne West returns to TwickFolk after several years absence. Corinne is a poet, a tunesmith, a visionary and an utterly stellar performer. Her music evokes the eternal stories of mystic troubadours, while speaking to the sonic sensibilities of a modern audience.

A very well-established figure on the acoustic roots scene, West has recorded five critically-acclaimed albums and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Her distinctive style is marked by lush vocals, pristine guitar and bold lyricism that reflects grit, discerning optimism and a far-reaching reverence for space and time.

She is equal parts angel and outlaw, delicate and fierce. Her current release “Starlight Highway” has received rave reviews globally including from The Daily Telegraph’s Martin Chilton, who selected “Starlight Highway” as one of the top records in 2016.

Relix Magazine says West has “A voice of Gold,” while The San Francisco Chronicle boldly states “a singer with an angelic voice.”

And, just by the way – check out Corinne’s web site for some lovely metalwork – especially the fireplaces. Can’t imagine she’ll be bringing any to TwickFolk, though.

Corinne will be accompanied by cellist Dirje Childs.

The two videos on this page are selected ‘cos they’re great performances, even if we won’t be hearing harmonies like these. Above: Live at The Freight and Salvage January 30th 2014. Below: Live at fiddlersgreen 2012-12-16