CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES, REVEALS NEW ALBUM TRACK
TORONTO SONGWRITER SHARES NEW TRACK “BIG VOLCANO, SMALL TOWN” FROM UPCOMING ALBUM
TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 3
FUTURE SNOWBIRD, SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 11 VIA CONSONANT RECORDS
PHOTO CREDIT: JOE CORNFIELD
Yesterday Toronto’s Charlotte Cornfield finished up a successful four date residency at The Cameron House where she was joined onstage by many friends and guests, including Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Tim Darcy (Ought). Today, she is ready announce that her show is going on the road with a string of tour dates beginning March 3. Full tour dates can be found below.
To help kick off the tour, Cornfield is treating listeners with “Big Volcano, Small Town”, a true ‘on-the-road’ track from her upcoming album, Future Snowbird. "I wrote this song while I was travelling with my friend Adrienne in the Pacific Northwest one summer,” says Cornfield. “We were taking greyhounds and checking out little towns and hanging by the ocean. I remember feeling so nomadic, like I could go anywhere and anything could happen."
While the song itself is picturesque, the recording process behind it wasn’t quite so. "When we recorded ‘Big Volcano, Small Town’ everyone in the band was sick. It was January in Toronto, cold and flu season, and morale wasn't very high. But then we got this beautiful take. There is this blue note that Damon Hankoff played on the piano toward the end of the song that was a total accident, but I think it's the best thing on the record. Pure magic."
On Future Snowbird Cornfield sings clever, heart-wrenching songs in a lived-in, streetwise drawl. Set for release on March 11 via Consonant Records, the album grew from Cornfield’s time living in New York and the background noise of her moments in the city: a formative relationship, a vicious bout of psoriasis, and an overall constellation of ups and downs.
The album was recorded live off the floor at Rooster Studios in Toronto with Cornfield's longtime bandmates Sam Gleason, Damon Hankoff, Kathryn Palumbo, and Sam Rosenberg, and produced and engineered by Don Kerr (Ron Sexsmith, The Rheostatics), with guest performances by Tim Darcy (Ought) and Johnny Spence (Tegan & Sara). The result is Cornfield's strongest statement to date, each song a moodscape all its own.
Recently Charlotte Cornfield completed a residency at the prestigious Banff Centre, where she recorded and collaborated with Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew, and Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene. Aside from her work as a solo artist, Charlotte Cornfield has held down the drum chair for Ben Caplan, Peter Nevins, and Adrian Underhill. She recently began working on a new project with Tim Darcy of Ought, and beyond her own discography she has a vault of recording and performing credits as a drummer and singer with The Provincial Archive, Anais Mitchell, The Reverend John DeLore, and The Keys. Her songs have appeared in films and television shows internationally, and she's shared stages with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Sun Kil Moon, and Lake Street Dive.
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD TOUR DATES
Mar 3 - Kingston, ON - Sleepless Goat
Mar 4 - Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo
Mar 5 - Ottawa, ON - Pressed
Mar 10 - Hamilton, ON - Casino Artspace
Mar 11 - Toronto, ON - Burdock
Mar 12 - Peterborough, ON - The Spill
Mar 17 - Guelph, ON - Ebar