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2010 Newport Folk Preview - Part 5: Cory Chisel

Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons first hit my radar a few months ago when I saw that they were opening for Dawes at Great Scott.  I liked what I heard so I bought the album, Death Won't Send A Letter.  What really blew me away though was the live show - Cory Chisel has a commanding presence, tall and slender, he looks the part of a frontman.  And he leads the band with a confident swagger and a nicotine-weathered voice.  A young troubador that finds the geographic and sonic middle-ground between Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.

Below are two tracks from Chisel's wonderful set in support of Dawes back in February.


Born Again (Live at Great Scott 2.20.10)
In The Deep End (Live at Great Scott 2.20.10)


Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons: Great Scott Allston 2.20.10

Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons' record, Death Won't Send A Letter, is fantastic - but like most good bands, the songs reach another level when played live.  The band's excellent 45 minute set opening for Dawes at Great Scott in Allston showcased a wide range of songs - some catchy, upbeat songs that recall Petty's Heartbreakers, others bittersweet ballads with some great male/female vocals.  Really gave me a new appreciation for the album - looking forward to hearing more from these guys in the future.

Full set is available for download/stream below - think the sound on this one is excellent.  If anyone knows the names of the songs labeled "Unknown" let me know in the comments.  Enjoy!

Angel Of Mine
What Do You Need
So Wrong For Me
Curious Thing
My Heart Would Be There
Calm Down
See It My Way
Born Again
In The Deep End
Longer Time At Sea

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