Last week Charlotte Cornfield finished up a successful month-long date residency at The Cameron House in Toronto where she was joined onstage by many friends and guests, including Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Tim Darcy (Ought). Now, she is ready to take the show on the road with a string of tour dates to support her upcoming album Future Snowbird. The tour kicks off on March 3 and the Toronto songwriter returns home on March 11 for a very special album release show at The Burdock to coincide with the album release date.
To help kick off the tour, Cornfield recently treated listeners to “Big Volcano, Small Town”, a true ‘on-the-road’ track from her upcoming album. “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.”
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