An extraordinary voice, an extraordinary songwriter!
Gracing us again, we are honored to have Corinne West returning to Música Del Río. Our favorite female balladeer, Corinne was the artist we selected for our inaugural concert in the winter of 2006. Since then she has blessed the stage at the Live Oak Music Festival and become a Central Coast favorite for many.
Her writing runs a golden thread through the likes of country, bluegrass, western, folk and Americana, resulting in a style that is hers alone. Corinne’s latest CD Starlight Highway
is scheduled for release in May. She is presenting this new focus at a pre-release concert in our living room on April 11th. This will be a rare opportunity to share a preview of her new CD combined with a visit to some of her most remarkable musical road houses of the past few years. This project is the culmination of a year-long sabbatical in Austria. “I wanted to create a body of songs that moved my music forward in new directions, while paying tribute to the music I have done in the past.”
Joining Corinne will be Edo Castro, the master of the 7-string fretless bass and a key collaborator on her latest project. Edo will lay a remarkable sonic foundation for Corinne’s musical evening at Música Del Río. Edo’s work maybe familiar to you already. His work with local artist Jill Knight has left an unforgettable musical mark for many of us. We are glad he will be traveling with Corinne for her return to our living room.
From the open meadows of California's Sierras, Corinne West spins tales with a part velvet and part grit voice that is both achingly penetrating and highly addictive. Her music has a cool, layered, yet driven sound and has been referred to as "radiant", "extraordinarily beautiful", and "utterly spell-binding" by reviewers world-wide.
Through the years since her first visit with us, Corinne’s music has stayed with us. If you have shared her music with us before, we know you are coming back. If her gifts are new to you, this is an opportunity you will not want to miss. We will see you here on April 11th.