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To listen to Cori Brewsterâ€™s outstanding songs from her Buffalo Street CD, go to:
Cori Brewster - Buffalo Street
Cori Brewster was born and raised in Banff, the Rocky Mountain resort town in Alberta, where the Brewster family has resided for over 120 years.
She began singing with her mom and sisters on Rocky Mountain trail rides. Like all young women do, Cori left home to experience life outside this small town, carrying with her that profound 'sense of placeâ€™ wherever she went.
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Brewster entered Red Deer College to study Physical Education but after graduating from University of Alberta, with a Bachelor of Physical Education, the pull of music was tugging at her soul. Cori moved to Winnipeg to begin her journey, recording her first singles that began her foray into country music. Several of Coriâ€™s singles achieved chart topping success.
In 1989, Cori hit the ground running with the release of 'One More Mountainâ€™.
Peter North of the Edmonton Sun attests that â€śIf anyone can relate to the classic country song Blue Canadian Rockies itâ€™s Cori Brewster. The singer/songwriter, who was raised on the songs of country pioneers like Wilf Carter and Hank Snow, grew up in Banff listening to songs like Blue Canadian Rockiesâ€¦ In fairly short order the determined and talented artist released her first full-length CD. One More Mountain is a solid collection of originalsâ€ť.
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With appearances at the Calgary Stampede, The Tommy Hunter Show, Merritt Country Festival, Whistler Roots Festival and many hours on the road, 'One More Mountainâ€™ was a hit. With a successful tour of Germany, an official showcase at SXSW and a nomination for female artist of the year by the Alberta Recording Industry recognition as a singer songwriter solidified.
The response for her videoâ€™s, 'Spin on a Red Brick Floorâ€™ and 'Good as Goneâ€™ was great, both achieved high rotation on CMT and Country Beat. Coriâ€™s commitment to the music industry was cemented.
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In 1998, Cori released her 2nd CD, 'Stonesâ€™ to wonderful response. Vancouverâ€™s 'Xtra Westâ€™ magazine reported that 'Stonesâ€™ â€śis a collection of fresh and captivating songs by an authentic contemporary Canadian voiceâ€ť. RoseAnna Schick of Connect magazine in Winnipeg declared that â€śCori is a talented singer-songwriter with country roots and a folk/bluegrass soundâ€¦'Stonesâ€™ is an album full of feeling and integrityâ€ť.
Cori hit the road with Maria Dunn and Jennifer Gibson as the Sonic Sisters touring throughout Ontario and organized a book store tour across the country until the promotion of her second release was cut short by the birth of her son, River in October 1998. Never one to let the grass grow too long under her feet, Brewster says that â€śAfter the birth of my son we ventured to New Zealand where I toured with a local songwriter and I then had the wonderful experience of being a music supervisor for a documentary on Alberta cowgirls, called Pretty Ladies, Fast Horses.
We have been lucky to have one of our songs on the television series, Dawson Creek and we are starting to have songs recorded by other artists, which is wonderfulâ€ť.
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Coriâ€™s 3rd CD, 'Large Bird Leavingâ€™ was released in 2007. Maverick Magazine in the UK confirms that â€śCori is a musical treasure and her CD is captivating and impeccably producedâ€¦ has you immediately reaching for the repeat buttonâ€ť. 'Large Bird Leavingâ€™ was selected as Top Canadian Album at #7 on Folkdj-playlists for July 2007. Cori toured extensively in Alberta playing all Albertaâ€™s major folk clubs and making inroads into rural concert series. Jope Langejans from the Forestburg Concert Series reported that â€śCori touched my heart and soul with her music and her dedication to what is real in the worldâ€ť.
â€śI recently returned from an adventure in Iquitos, Peru where I had the privilege of performing on a 112 year old ship (Rio Amazonas) that cruised down the Amazon River.
The trip was out of this world to say the least. One of the highlights was singing for children of the Pacaya Samira reserve in their clapboard, one room, school house; seeing their smiling faces reminded me why I love to singâ€ť.
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'Buffalo Streetâ€™ Coriâ€™s 4th CD reflect her continuing commitment to the craft of songwriting and attention to detail that so effectively evokes a time, a sense of place, a character and of course a range of emotion. 'Buffalo Streetâ€™ is a collection of beautiful stories inspired by the rich history of the Canadian Rockies and its people. Songs cover a diverse range of subjects and characters from the personal to the historical and from the genealogical to geographical.
Produced by Dave Clarke (producer of David Franceyâ€™s Juno awarded CDâ€™s) and the multi-talented (fiddle, mandola, accordion) Adrian Dolan of the Bills. The project was recorded at Baker Studioâ€™s in Victoria and rounding out the studio ensemble was Oliver Swain on Double Bass and Adam Dobres of the group Outlaw Social, Tim Tweedale on resophonic guitar, James Whittall on mandolin, Daniel Lapp on trumpet and Pharis Romero on background vocals.
For more info, go to her website: www.coribrewster.com