CHARLOTTE CORNFIELD *CANCELLED*
with The Daguerreotypes
Upstairs, All Ages
DOORS: // SHOW:
Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Tuesday March 31, 2020
“You free yourself when you take away the script,” says Toronto songwriter Charlotte Cornfield. “That’s where this record came from, dismantling patterns and embracing the process.” Cornfield’s third full length, The Shape of Your Name, came out April 5, 2019 via Outside Music imprint Next Door Records. The critically acclaimed album, which was on the Polaris Prize Long List, has a more honed studio sound than her scrappier 2016 release, Future Snowbird. And for good reason – it was recorded in five different sessions over the course of three years. The songs are her strongest and most striking to date – contemplative and contemporary, funny and heart-warming – and they’ve got that stuck-in-your-head-for-days quality that Cornfield is known for. The Shape of Your Name features a star-studded cast of collaborators including (but not limited to) Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett, Broken Social Scene members Brendan Canning, Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin, and Montreal songwriter Leif Vollebekk.
The Daguerreotypes is a band always featuring James Samimi Farr and his compositions. An outstanding guitarist, singer, and songwriter, James’ work with The Daguerreotypes explores spirituality and selfhood, yielding songs that are virtuosic, moving, and perplexing. A recent transplant from Canada, James’ efforts to expand the folk idiom have won him such accolades as the CBC Galaxy Rising Star Award, led to collaborations with Alden Penner (ex-Unicorns) and Patrick Watson, as well as appearances alongside Sharon Van Etten, Joe Lally (Fugazi), and Kelly Joe Phelps. As The Daguerreotypes, James released his debut solo EP, Burnt Offering, in 2016.