the Gap between quality and commercial success is unusually great when it comes to the Cordovas. Usually, and especially in our digital age, tape exactly the audience they deserve, but the Cordovas has not reached there.
They sound like if an american supergroup in the 70's mysteriously disappeared in the bermuda triangle only to pop up alive forty-five years later, land in Sundsvall and immediately go on a minibussturné to Falkenberg, Sweden, Trondheim, Umeå and Manchester.
since they were last here. In addition to the singer and bassist Joe Firstman, the band has two amazing guitarists – who is also a brilliant singer, two drummers and a pianist. But it sounds still never much, it is always collectively held back, synchronously and aligned at a level that is closest to the unimaginable.
the Idea to have two drummers, who also plays the same thing very gently, only makes sense when you understand what they are looking for, and it is enough that they want to be a vattenkastrull at boiling point. It is a kind of sport they engage in, it is all about to excite the surface tension, but to get it to burst.
They have put themselves close to the exemplars in Poco, the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers and Little Feat, so when it comes to songwriting and aesthetics, one could say that they are not particularly original. Most of the time sitting in the performance, in the joint operation, the extreme skill and obvious love for this music.
character, a former cute mainstreamrockare from Hollywood who got a record deal at twenty-two, flopped, was the bandleader in the tv for many years and then moved into a barn outside of Nashville with their fellow musicians to follow the music where it takes him.
In this case, to Soderhamn, on a Wednesday night in march. It is almost sold out, hesitantly at first but growing warm and enthusiastic. Cordovas is certainly not misunderstood, only understood by relatively few.
See this band if you can. You might hear someone blueslåt too much, but on the whole it is magical. So heartily, välspelat, catchy, and rooted in tradition. On Sunday they play in Stockholm at Nalen.
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