MADISON’S COREY HART GOES ELECTRIC WITH NEW SOUND
The following is a press release from Corey Hart.
This past summer at a sold out show in Spring Green, WI, Corey played his electric guitar live for the first time in nearly eight years. It’s a guitar that he made himself while in luthier school in Red Wing, MN. He split his set that night in Spring Green between playing the acoustic style that has gained him fans, as well playing his hand-built electric guitar. Those in the audience that night knew they just witnessed something special; the birth of a new sound for Corey Hart. Then just a few days before the New Year, Corey and his band took to the Majestic Theater stage to open for The BoDeans with a vibrant set that featured him playing that electric guitar. For a man that is known for the emotion in his singing voice, he has now matched that emotion with his new musical tone. “I’ve been playing with the idea of creating a new sound for myself. Going electric has brought a new life to my songs and to my performances, and I can’t wait to share my new sound with my friends and fans,” proclaims Hart.
Corey established himself as a top notch songwriter, being named Madison, WI Songwriter of the Year in 2007. He has continued to receive awards from the Madison Area Music Association in recent years, including Best Male Vocalist in 2012, an award he was also nominated for state wide at the WAMI Awards. The craft of writing a good song is still the number one objective for him. “I want to write a song that will get stuck in people’s heads, something they hum to themselves while going through their day”, says Hart. An example of that is the unreleased song “Give Up the Ghost” which Hart recently posted on YouTube.
Corey Hart has shared the stage with many up-and-coming national acts such as DAWES, Langhorne Slim, and Blind Pilot. On that summer night in Spring Green when he opened for Amy Helm, daughter of Levon Helm, her band was more interested in hanging out with Corey and talking gear with him after the show than driving to their next gig.