Corbi Wright

All The Little Ways



Artist: Corbi Wright
Title: All the Little Ways
Time: 14 tracks, 47:38 mins
Format: CD with enclosed lyric sheet
Label: Abaton Book Company ABC#023

Release date: 12/01/2006

Abaton Book Company is proud to announce the release of All The Little Ways, the debut CD by Utah born, California raised singer/songwriter Corbi Wright. Whether performed on a 1926 Knabe grand piano or a 2006 Fender Telecaster, Corbi Wright's songs shimmer with a celestial glow. Otherworldly yet warm and immediate, this music contains such seemingly contrasting elements as the mellowness of 70s pop, the starkness of American plain song, the quaint charm of ragtime and the plucky twang of country-western. Wright delivers her magic slight of hand, through subtle, sophisticated lyrics self-accompanied almost effortlessly. Her simple chord progressions and pregnant pauses act as a melodic line to create the secondary sympathetic voices that haunt this album. There is a definite Laurel Canyon sound to All the Little Ways, though Wright's musical palette is rather contrary to that of her California singer/songwriter predecessors. This release will be of particular interest to fans of artists like Bridget St. John, Judee Sill, Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon and Karen Carpenter.

Blessed with an angelic voice that brings to mind both the folky harmony of Joni Mitchell and the husky jazz of Norah Jones, she doesn't need much to keep an audience mesmerized. ...Wright pens songs that are simple yet lovely ballads that evoke the kind of wintry, I-just-got-back-from-the-cold-and-want-to snuggle-with-someone-here-for-a-while type of imagery. -Stephanie Laemoa, San Francisco Bay Guardian


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'Despite the jarring loudness suggested by this release's title, Corbi Wright's music is utterly hushed and contemplative. Her voice swoops from a withery whisper to a raw PJ Harvey-esque emotiveness. The loose weave of her barebones, unstructured folk sits well alongside the recent likes of Wooden Wand & The Vanishing Voice or The Alps. We know this to be true 'cause we've played them back to back a few times, and it made for a very enjoyable listen that flowed exceptionally well. So there. And to tie things neatly together, AQ pal Mr. Jefre Cantu (member of The Alps, Tarentel among many others) assisted Ms Wright in the recording of these songs. Very nice.'

-review of 'Bang Bang Bang' cdr by Aquarius Records

'Very few people have the capacity to sound like seasoned pros when playing live on college radio, but singer-songwriter Corbi Wright does. Blessed with an angelic voice that brings to mind both the folky harmony of Joni Mitchell and the husky jazz of Norah Jones, she doesn't need much to keep an audience mesmerized. Accompanied mainly by acoustic guitar or the string instruments of her friends, Wright pens songs that are simple yet lovely ballads that evoke the kind of wintry, I-just-got-back-from-the-cold-and-want-to snuggle-with-someone-here-for-a-while type of imagery.'

-Stephanie Laemoa, 'Eight Days a Week' San Francisco Bay Guardian

'You know how I feel about those things I feel strongly about. Strongly. And you know what I'm talking about when I say that I know what I'm talking about. Do I have to spell it out for you? Maybe I should. The wonderful Vetiver? You know you first heard of them here years ago when I gave them their first press and described their self-released cd as "the best demo ever". Admit it. Now look at them. And Joanna Newsom? Same thing only different. My ears are perking again. Here is Corbi Wright's first solo release. It's tiny. Four songs. Short ones. Undeniably real stuff. Just a girl and her guitar. And the best songwriting I've heard since those aforementioned locals. Well, anyways, I found something really really good. And I know what I'm talking about. Keep your ears open.'

-review of 'Hi Guyz' cdr by Alice Kenner, Luna Kafé


Visit Corbi:

Corbi Wright

Corbi @ myspace.com


Corbi Wright &
Sharon Van Etten

On Tour:

December 31, 2006 8:00P House show in Murfreesboro, TN w/ Sharon Van Etten and The Locust Cloud, Murfreesboro, TN

January 2, 2007 8:00P Nashville, TN w/ Sharon Van Etten , Hands Down Eugene, & the Carter Administration, Nashville, Tennessee

January 3, 2007 8:00P Chattanooga, TN @ the Black Sheep w/ Sharon Van Etten and Matt Bohannon, Chattanooga, Tennessee

January 4, 2007 8:00P Florence, AL @ Black Owl Trading Co. w/ Sharon Van Etten and the Wednesdays, Florence, Alabama

January 6, 2007 8:00P Savannah, GA House show w/ Sharon Van Etten Savannah, Georgia

January 10, 2007 8:00P Houston, TX w/ Sharon Van Etten @ the Proletariat Houston, Texas

January 11, 2007 8:00P Austin, TX w/ Sharon Van Etten @ Jesse's Bed & Breakfast Austin, Texas

January 15, 2007 8:00P Phoenix, AZ w/ Sharon Van Etten @ the Trunk Space Phoenix, Arizona

January 19, 2007 8:00P Long Beach, CA w/ Sharon Van Etten and Joe Allen, Long Beach, CA




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