Wednesday 24th November - THE CORNISH ARMS HOTEL
Catch a Rising Star
Every now and then a new talent emerges that really makes you sit up and take notice. The low key mid-week appearance by Corrina Steel at the Cornish Arms provided those lucky enough to be present with first glimpse of a possible star on the rise.
Down from Sydney for a fleeting visit to promote her new album Wayward, distributed by Shock Music, and to scout for Melbourne summer gigs, Steel with her band did enough to impress the audience unfamiliar with her work.
At times and possibly because of the Emmylou connection there were thoughts of another river town, New Orleans and hints of Harris with Malcolm Burn on the Daniel Lanois sessions.
Steel lead the band through a tight set that featured a twin guitar sound held together by the tight rhythm section of Don Sutton and Grant Cummerford drums and double bass respectively. All players were more than proficient on their instruments.
The final song with its scatterco rhythms reminded the writer of a track from Lucinda Williams from the World Without Tears album.
Hopefully the venue were impressed enough to book Steel and her band when she returns to Melbourne. If you would like to catch this rising star soon she has been booked to perform January 30 at Summertime Grooves the Arts Centre Melbourne for Nucountry TV.