Cornbread & Rum CD (2001)
Ishq CD music Lea Coryell plays and sings acoustic folk music - chiefly traditional and public domain, but not exclusively. "A lot of the music," he says, "comes from people who work with their hands for a living - farmers and sailors. I identify with that." Lea spent many summers helping his father inscribe tombstones while growing up in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Both his parents were raised on farms.
Coryell usually accompanies his singing with clawhammer banjo, and sometimes with guitar and harmonica. He also sings a cappella and performs instrumentals. Coryell appears on two earlier recordings: "Red Leaf" (cassette, released 1992) and "The Reston Folk Club Presents" (cassette, released 1988). "Cornbread & Rum" is his first solo release.
Coryell has performed music since 1985, mostly in Northern Virginia and around the greater Washington, D.C., area. He performs as a solo folk singer and in a duo with Arlington-based singer/songwriter Joan Kennedy. For ten years he was a member ...