Corinne West

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Corinne West
Born California, United States
Genres Folk, Americana
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, guitarist
Instruments Acoustic guitar
Labels Make Records
Associated acts Kelly Joe Phelps

Corinne West is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in California.


At 15, she left home with guitar in hand to travel across America in a converted school bus; she sang in hard rock bands in Los Angeles when she was a teenager, studied theatre in her mid-twenties, restored antique bi-plane wings, worked as a stonemason in the rural mountains of California, and opened a fine art business in fused-glass and metal with a blacksmith in the High Sierra mountains.[citation needed]

She is known for her singing and original songwriting which is based in Americana music. Her songwriting has met with much critical acclaim and secured her a position as a finalist in the 2005 New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival.[1] In July, 2006 she was featured in an interview on the BBC Radio 2 program, Bob Harris Country, which led to a tour of England and Ireland in early 2007.[2]

West's debut CD, Bound For the Living, was released in 2004. Her second album, Second Sight, which followed it in 2007, featured a number of notable guests, including dobro player Jerry Douglas, mandolinist Mike Marshall, and Darol Anger on fiddle.[3] In 2009 she released a third CD, The Promise, which she co-produced with Doug Cox and recorded in Canada.[4]

West has a thick touring history including the most prestigious festivals and clubs in the US and internationally. In 2010 and 2011 she toured extensively as a duo with fellow songwriter and guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps. The pair have released one CD, entitled Magnetic Skyline.[5]

In 2013, West began touring with her newly formed band featuring Pam Delgado and Jeri Jones from Blame Sally. She has announced that a CD featuring the band, also to be entitled The Promise, will be released in February 2014.[6]



  1. ^ Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Finalist History brought to you by Happenstance and Doug Coppock. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  2. ^ Wood, Arthur. Corinne West: Always Moving On. Archived July 17, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Folkwax E-zine. Retrieved September 16, 2010. (Free with registration.)
  3. ^ HomeGrown Music. Corinne West: Second Sight. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  4. ^ Fish Records. Corinne West - The Promise. Retrieved September 16, 2010.
  5. ^ BBC. Corinne West & Kelly Joe Phelps Magnetic Skyline Review Retrieved January 8, 2012.
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