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..music, my blessing, my curse, its in me and it must come out i can't help it, i must play, write, compose and perform. Without i am incomplete, while with call me misfit in this world of the incorporated. I am a man confused and divided thus in recourse i am often brightened and enlightened. I emphatically give way to both light and dark, i live in pleasure and pain. my name: cory.
Unlike some balladeers, Mon writes almost entirely from experience. “The more and more I write songs, the more and more honest it becomes,” Mon says. “I'm in a really good place these days. We need for happiness, hope and goodness in the world. This coming album is a bit giddy, for me at least.”
The album’s raw energy is seasoned with experience, yet is youthfully experimental. This duality shows in his appearance, too. Wearing a tweed blazer and bushy beard, he could pose as a community-college sociology professor, but his eyes have the intensity of a brash, youthful rocker, like he was when he first started.
~~~ Cory Mon has shared the stage with the likes of JJ Grey & Mofro, Patterson Hood, Todd Snider, Tim Reynolds, Galactic, Derek Trucks, Mavis Staples, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Matt Nathanson, Sean Hayes, etc ~~~
***CORY MON*** 2010 Telluride Blues & Brews Festival Acoustic Competition Winner