In Cory Bishop's music you hear a unique blend of the many great songwriters and singers that influence him. His lyrics and phrasing point towards the brilliance of Josh Ritter, of Neil Young, and of course, Bob Dylan. His signature voice manages to wrap Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Ryan Adams all into one. Cory Bishop grew up in Southern California, leaving home for college in Nashville to study music and religion. He ping-ponged between both subjects, even spending a semester in Seminary after college, before dropping out for good to pursue music. His music draws from his Bible background here and there, but mostly reflects his spiritual interests through the overwhelming positivity in the music. "I see it now," Bishop asserts, "as my job and my duty to craft songs that can help people catch a glimpse of hope; catch a glimpse of love and redemption." This is the central message woven into his new five-song EP, coming out this fall. Hope, love, and redemption aren't new themes to any songwriter, but Bishop manages to deal with these themes carefully, tastefully, and without cliché. The upcoming release this fall touts the talents of Bishop's Nashville contemporaries: producer Dan Fernandez (Great Peacock), Matt Scibilia (Cory Chisel, Brendan Benson), and Amos Heller (Taylor Swift), and Grammy-award winner Andy Hunt (Buddy Guy, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors).
THU JAN 28: 10pm Pres Pub: Paul Edelman/ Paul Edelman-The jangling Sparrows (Asheville, NC Folk Rock) https://www.facebook.com/pauledelmanthejangl…/app_2405167945
When long-time Philly-based country folkster Paul Edelman decided the time had come to leave the Keystone State, he set his sights on the singer-songwriter capital of the Carolinas, Asheville, N.C. And rightfully so. The beautiful mountain town is home to roots rockers, bluegrassers, and the disciples of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Townes Van Zandt. “I needed to be in an environment more conducive to my goals,” Edelman says. “That’s one of the things so attractive about Asheville, so many players who’ve really dove in to full-time musicianship and everything that means.” For years, Edelman has played and toured as the Jangling Sparrows, but he has slowly begun to give up that moniker. Edelman is a self-proclaimed “rambling soul,” so it should shock no one that many of his songs are about the road. “I’ve always romanticized about traveling, and when I do, I like the crannies of a place, the parts of someplace that really help you understand what makes the people there tick,” Edelman says. “But I’m more a creature of balance. I have a home life and that helps me feel connected when I go out on the road.” —Chris Haire SATURDAY - See more at: http://pedelman.com/press/#sthash.3yovJqPM.dpuf
Paul Edelman has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with original yet reverent, arresting music. Edgy and misty, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical prowess and raw performances are the stuff that make people feel that they've truly discovered something special and earned him universal respect by peers as well. Veteran of notable Philadelphia bands, The Butcher Holler Boys, Naked Omaha, The Boxcars, and The Jangling Sparrows, Paul has shared bills with Scott Miller, Robert Earl Kean, James McMurtry, Neko Case, Big Sandy, Langhorne Slim, Patty Larkin, Marah, Matt Hebert, Cordero, McGowan, Drive-by Truckers, Buried Beds, Twinemen, Neil Cleary, Bottle Rockets, among many others. Paul has worked with some of the industries greatest names, he has recorded with Jimmy Johnson (founder Muscle Shoals Studio), Nashville Session Staple drummer, Martin Parker (Ricky Scaggs, Allison Krauss, Pattti Loveless) And Keyboardist Steve Fordham ( Mavis Staples) Paul recently relocated to Asheville, NC where he quickly grabbed winner of the 2009 Flat Rock Music Festival songwriter competition and is set release his new efort-Stranger Things and Truer Words-in winter 2013.
Sounds Like: Townes Van Zant, Jay Farrar, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Patterson Hood
Manager: Paul Edelman, Rocky Mountain Artists
Almost born on the airplane from Columbus to Philly, The Jangling Sparrow prefers to quietly let others play their hand.
He has cultivated a passionate, loyal following with original yet reverent, arresting music.
Edgy and misty, Edelman's lyrics, song crafting, vocals, technical prowess and raw ...See Full Bio
: Paul Edelman/Jangling Sparrows Duo-"Settle Down, Mama": http://t.co/LqKXbEQkNr via @YouTube
““Radio, play me into town,” is the request of local singer-songwriter Paul Edelman on Stranger Things and Truer Words, his February release. The album — highly deserving of radio attention — is a pitch-perfect collection, inspired largely by travel — in both the exterior and interior sense. The 10 tracks stitch dusty Americana and gritty folk-rock with jangly guitar and the kind of songwriting that hits sharp and sticks strong as a stubborn splinter. In the very best way. there’s a supple refinement just beyond Edelman’s rough exterior. He’s the modern cowboy poet, the troubadour in Carhartts and workbooks. The simple warmth... belies the complexity of its composition and emotionalism — but that’s Edelman’s charm. He wraps deep thought in the cozy flannel of his contagious song-craft. While Stranger Things and Truer Words stops just shy of being hooky, it manages to be as instantly-familiar as it is unexpected.”