Charlotte Cornfield describes herself as a “song farmer.” The Toronto native has already been releasing music under her own name for over 10 years, and penning verses for longer than she can remember. A clever and innovative lyricist, she exists in the same continuum as progenitors of song like Bob Dylan and Neil Young, as well as more contemporary writers such as Courtney Barnett, Angel Olsen and Will Oldham. Vocally, Cornfield stakes out her own territory; by turns a lived-in, streetwise drawl, an octave-sweeping falsetto, and a comfortably crooning alto. She recently put the finishing touches on her newest effort, Future Snowbird, a follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Two Horses, which The Record’s Coral Andrews calls “a folk-rock tapestry so raw and vulnerable, it’s almost as though she’s a fly on the wall of her own relationship.”
Aside from her work as a solo artist, Charlotte Cornfield has a few other plates spinning: she holds down the drum chair for several Toronto acts, she recently began working on a new project with Tim Darcy of Ought, and beyond her own discography she has a vault of recording credits as a drummer and singer. Her songs have appeared in films and television shows internationally, and she’s shared stages with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Sun Kil Moon, and Lake Street Dive. She recently completed a residency at the prestigious Banff Centre, where she recorded and collaborated with Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin of Broken Social Scene. Future Snowbird is out on Consonant Records.