SF based acoustic rock songwriter set to releases debut solo album
Cory Brown is a California-grown Singer/Songwriter with a distinct gift for crafting songs that draw fans from a variety of ages and backgrounds. Born into a musical family just north of Hollywood, Cory began playing guitar and singing at a young age. Aided by his father Barry (songwriter and lead singer for the early seventies band Morning, who shared stages with such artists as Jimi Hendrix and Chicago), Cory developed his natural talent for melodic songwriting and moving musical performance. The latest result is Cory’s self-produced debut solo album, Days In A Life, available September 18th 2012.
After moving north to Berkeley, CA, Cory co-founded the Alternative-Americana Rock band 7th Direction. As their lead singer and primary songwriter, Cory also produced their debut LP Hundred Miles Gone. The album was praised by Dennis Cook of JAMBASE.com who named it one of the best albums of the year. In addition, Relix Magazine, who featured 7th Direction in their article On The Verge: Artists You Should Know About, raved over Cory’s vocal performance and songwriting on his “soaring, harmony-laden” single Forgotten. The song was also featured on NBC’s hit television series Ed.
Other reviewers have placed Cory’s catchy and intelligent songwriting style on the level of such music legends as David Crosby, Neil Young, and Joni Mitchell. Fans have compared Cory’s music to contemporary favorites such as Jack Johnson, Ryan Adams, Dave Matthews, and Elliott Smith. Cory’s fans continue to be moved by his melodic yet powerful voice, a unique sonic-blend that gives an extra flavor to his already crowd-pleasing repertoire of songs. He is determined to touch fans and music professionals alike with his talent for captivating turn-of-phrase and everlasting musical melody.
Cory’s latest endeavor, his new album Days In A Life, is the culmination of years of hard work and artistic expression. The excitement and possibility of Cory’s musical journey, guided by the force of his new album, is what drives Cory from day to day. As his album single and opening track Wingman beautifully and boldly proclaims, “You never know what the day’ll bring…”