IDOW:: Charlotte Cornfield

Saturday night at IDOW is an embarrassment of riches. Not only is Jenn Grant having her LP release party - can we talk about how great Honeymoon Punch is again? - but FRED plays host to Corey Isenor, IT KILLS and nomadic folk poet, indie anthemist Mark Berube. Given those two options, determining how to spend your Saturday evening isn’t easy, but when you consider experimental folk-y Charlotte Cornfield is playing at the exact same time, it’s damn near impossible.


Admittedly, thinking Charlotte was simply another girl with a guitar, I never really gave her previous output the time it deserved. Considering how quickly Charlotte became a regular on the Canadian summer Festival scene and a CBC darling, it’s pretty obvious my assumptions were very wrong. Her latest EP - Collage Light - exposes Cornfield’s traditional musical background and improvisational tendencies. Lyrically, her words float along as she captures snapshots in time (“Haunt of Mine”) that could have been grabbed from one of Joni’s notebooks but she adds triumphant horns (“Someday (To The Birds)”) or a rock-laced chug (The Colour”) to thicken up and modernize the breezy folk melodies she puts together. Really enjoyable stuff, and she’s got a new EP coming in March so I bet we’ll get a sneak preview.

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MP3:: Charlotte Cornfield - Someday (To The Birds)



Tags: Charlotte Cornfield

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