Cottonhead has been playing on and off for years in their home of New York City, a regular at The Living Room, Arlene's Grocery, The Mercury Lounge, Fez and other fine venues (although no longer welcome at the Elbow Room) to generally favorable reviews. Stemming from the country-western duets of The Talenfeld-Birdsong collaboration "The O.K. Canaries", Cottonhead plugged it in and turned it up in the early 90's, and despite sporadic reports of their break-up, the band invariably re-appears with a new CD and a new bass player.
Their album Pretty Flower Cover samples the first 5 years of Cottonhead's voluminous output, and is available from OK Records.
For further info contact Greg Talenfeld
Or log onto the okrecords website:
Here's what the press has said...
Cottonhead's music is a masterpiece of understatement. Singer Mary Birdsong and guitarist Greg Talenfeld have the technical skills to embellish their songs far more than they do, but there's never a superfluous note.
New York's Cottonhead has the uncanny ability to fuse classic country song structures with more contemporary indie-pop sounds... Cottonhead writes songs with a charming mixture of sweet singing and roadhouse-bluesy
-CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT
Cottonhead bridges the chasm between country & western and indie-rock in an effortless way that brings out the best in both genres. Sweet and tender, with shocking eruptions of vocal passion and six-string muscle, and the sexiest drummer since The Revolution...
Check out the artist's website:
1. When Mercy Sleeps
2. Poverty Hollow
3. My Jersey Angel
5. Fuck Me
6. Some of Mary's Blues
7. The Care and Maintenance of Your Pet 32 Year Old
9. Tiny Dancer
10. Farmers and Thresherman's Jubilee
11. Amy Lee
12. Coz the King to Cry