TORONTO SONGWRITER ADDS NEW LIVE DATES IN MAY
ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM, FUTURE SNOWBIRD, OUT NOW ON CONSONANT RECORDS
“Her songwriting is ravenous …work in the tradition of Dylan or Townes Van Zandt”
- The Globe And Mail
“ever-sharpening songwriter’s mill smartly constructed and executed … 2016’s first highlight”
- Toronto Star
“Cornfield has proven her prowess in songwriting, making incredibly personal songs ring universal with listeners, creating a small but very inclusive world that one simply must submerge themselves in immediately” - CBC Music
“great performances…endearingly clever …landing in delightfully unexpected places” Exclaim!
“a collection of vibrant, no-nonsense folk songs” - NOW Magazine
“a charming and breezy rung in the ladder to her inevitable fame and fortune” - BeatRoute
PHOTO: JOE CORNFIELD
Travel south with a snowbird in the latest video for Charlotte Cornfield’s “No Spook”, from her latest album Future Snowbird. Directed by Brooklyn-based siblings Adam and Hanna Finchler, the video stars their grandfather Dave “Pop-Pop” Finchler, a delightfully charming 82-year old Brooklyn native who currently resides in Florida which Exclaim! notes is “charming, nostalgic and will make anyone still shaking off the shackles of winter long for their own trip down south.”
Cornfield says “the video alters between shots of a present-day Pop-Pop lip-syncing the song by a pool and Super-8 home video footage of him at various stages of his life; hamming it up on a horse, wearing goofy costumes, dancing around in a pool full of snow, and sharing tender moments with his children as they grow up.”
Future Snowbird 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. On the album she sings clever, heart-wrenching songs in a lived-in, streetwise drawl.
Out now on Consonant Records, 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 withBrendan 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, 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 LIVE
May 12 - Toronto, ON - Burdock w/ The Provincial Archive, Dan Edmonds
May 13 - Montreal, QC - le Cagibi w/ The Provincial Archive, Paper Beat Scissors
CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD ONLINE