Friday, September 18, 2015

James Corachea

James Corachea played tonight at Cat Boucher's Art MusikCircus and it was quite a remarkable act.  He's a young man from England who has worked incredibly hard on his music and now has a great style of play.  He's a bit shy so it's sometimes tough to make out what he saying between songs but his humility is charming.

James finger picks every song he plays and the result is an intricate sound that is a delight to hear.  He is frequently working with alternate tunings for the guitar and is very fast on retuning to get the sound he wants.  His sound is extremely impressive as very few people can do it.  This level of finger picking (i.e. using all of your fingers to pluck the strings rather than a flat pick) is not at all common and it yields a complex and fascinating sound.

If there were any improvement to be made in James' performance it would be to develop more of a 'stage voice' as he does talk between songs but it's not entirely clear what he's saying.  A little bit of that 'Heya Cincinnati' stage bravado wouldn't be a bad thing at all.  This isn't a big deal as you will love his music anyway but it would help people to get to know him a bit better.

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