After taking up the clarinet in middle school at her parent's suggestion – leading to a brief, bleak spell in high school marching band – she began writing love songs on her first guitar at fifteen, shortly before her first public performances. Spurning technical musicianship in favor of aching melodies and direct lyrics, she has since divided her time between playing in bands and performing solo. Intense personal experiences with love desired, love gained, and love lost inspire her recent songs. She navigates this perilous terrain with a singular voice, vocalizing intimate passions without succumbing to overblown melodrama or bloodless vanity. Her influences range from Hope Sandoval to Billie Holiday to Cat Power to Patsy Cline and many points inbetween. Corissa was recently selected as one of ten musicians to watch in 2010 by Scene in Cleveland, OH.
This Is Everything I Own is her debut album. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..