In anticipation of Came Down A Storm, Claire Cronin's full band collaboration with John Dieterich (Deerhoof) which Ba Da Bing will release next Spring, we present this Best Of compiling her solo songs of the past few years. Cronin's songs are sparse, deep, and dark, and her gravelly voice reaches unexpected levels of emotional beauty. There's something Jason Molina going on here, by way of Karen Dalton and Neil Young. Cronin is currently working towards a PhD in poetry at University of Georgia, and her lyrics reflect the intelligence and insight of someone so devoted to the written word.
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I had tickets to see Andy Schauf in Jersey City and saw that she was touring with and opening for him so I checked out her Tiny Desk concert for NPR. I immediately liked her but then seeing her live was an altogether different experience. She's a phenomenal guitar player and her voice is just, ugh, I fell for her hard that night. I'm very glad I got to the show early and didn't miss the opening act that night, can't say the same about most openers. The cherry on top was two covers she closed with, Dave Van Ronk's Green Green Rocky Road and one by Townes Van Zant that I'm not sure of the title as she changed/adapted the lyrics. She's really a very special and rare talent, brilliant singer songwriter and guitar player, with a very charming stage presence. daveybear