•• THE DAILY TELEGRAPH ANNOUNCES - WEST AMONGST BEST AMERICANA ALBUMS OF 2016 ••
'Starlight Highway' chosen as one of the best released in 2016
"California-based singer-songwriter Corinne West has a sweet voice that brings out the full flavour of her evocative songs.
The 10 songs are uniformly strong on this self-produced album..."
~ THE TELEGRAPH, Martin Chilton, Culture Editor.
“She's nobody's clone and, whether on the ballads or the albums clutch of more uptempo numbers she has an aching purity of her own.”
- FATEA Magazine, UK. Mike Davies
4 STARS ~ "Dreamy songs inhabiting the folk-country borderlands. Distant and beautiful."
- MAVERICK MAGAZINE, UK. Amy Jones
"American singer songwriter who is even more amazing live than on disc”
- MIKE HARDING, Legendary BBC Broadcaster - UK
“…a California singer with an angelic voice.”
~ SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
“Possessor of a beautiful voice. Lovely delivery.”
~ BBC RADIO, SCOTLAND
Nominated :: “Best of Berkeley 2016”
“Monday’s Song” and “Trouble No More” are the best of a captivating bunch.”
~ CANTERBURY TIMES, ENGLAND
"It doesn't suck to be Corinne West. She writes great songs, plays with top flight musicians, sports a killer voice..."
~ AMERICANA UK
"...we begin to suspect that we are witnessing something very special here."
- FATEA MAGAZINE UK, Steve Gray
“Starlight Highway” seduces the ears and the soul with playing that’s subtle and restrained and harmonies that will melt the hardest heart." MCKAYA, Music Riot, 2016
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~ AMERICANA UK, - Ian Fildes
" A delicious and modest CD with ten beautiful songs, a real pleasure to listen to!"
~ REAL ROOTS CAFE, Netherlands
“West's voice invokes angels, if angels had a dangerous side.”
~ NORTH COAST JOURNAL, Arcata CA
“The musicianship is stellar across the album, and West’s ability on guitar simply deserves more attention.”
~ PENGUIN EGGS, Canada, Glen Herbert, Summer 2015
"A mind blowing set from the voice of an angel, the bar has officially been raised to all comers who think they can top this. Killer stuff that restores any lost luster to the folkie-singer/songwriter mantle."
~ MID-WEST RECORD
"I love Corinne's music and truly believe in her as an artist. She has spirit, integrity and talent. I am a massive fan.
~ BOB HARRIS, Legendary British broadcaster, BBC Radio2
"A voice of gold."
~ RELIX MAGAZINE
4.5 Stars out of 5
“This album reminds me of T.S. Eliot’s poem, ‘The Wasteland,’ in that no one fully understands it, but the majority of those who read it declare it to be brilliant.”
~ COUNTRY MUSIC PEOPLE, UK, Tom Travis. Review of "The Promise"
“Corinne West sings with the purity and romanticism of the fabled nightingale, if it could sing a lyric.”
~ THE ATASCADERO NEWS
"West’s songs are lilting and dreamy and her intimate, country-flavored folk performances seem to float through the air like feathers."
~ NO DEPRESSION, Jeff Berger
Starlight Highway “…is an album of roots-based quality and really very accomplished, affecting song-writing and performances that are really well worthy of attention and dissection . A lovely listen.”
~ AMERICANA UK
"If you're looking to hear a 'voice of gold' or a voice that invokes angels...then tonight's show is a perfect excuse to get out of the house... Always nice to have a spicy angel grace Monterey County with her presence.""
~ MONTEREY COUNTY WEEKLY
“With Starlight Highway, Corinne West creates another elegant and graceful album. Her melodic and lyrical songs are brought to life with the support of other fine players who are always in service to the songs. In a subtle and often subdued way, Corinne West is of the finest singer/songwriters of the age."
~ KLCC Arts and Culture Host, Eric Alan
"Alluring melodies, poetic lyrics and a ravishing voice fill West’s new album. This is intelligent, introspective, illuminative Americana music that gently caresses and leaves a lasting impression...As you cruise through this 'Highway,' you’ll discover delight and serenity."
~ POP CULTURE CLASSICS, Paul Freeman
"Corinne West gives us so much within each track. She is an artist full of creativity with music that inspires."
~ HIGH NOTE REVIEW, JR Miller
“There is a delicacy to the songs of Corinne West. She inhabits gentle Folk melodies on her latest release, Starlight Highway, guiding the music as it drifts purposefully under her voice.”
~ THE ALTERNATE ROOT
“Starlight Highway is transformative: it sounds – no, it feels – like Corinne has taken you to a different dimension, one that is sensual beyond what music is capable of.”
~ VENTS Magazine, Dominican Republic
“Starlight Highway ...the result is music from the eye of the musical storm that is the wonder of Corinne West.”
~ MUSIC FRIDAY LIVE, Host: Patrick O’Heffernan.
"You will adore this album. Corinne West is a brilliant songwriter with a powerfully eloquent singing voice."
~ MAVERICK MAGAZINE, UK :: (Review for The Promise)