CORNFLOWER is a solo vocal improviser living in Ashland OR.
Having many musical influences, he blends different genres such as jazz, hip-hop, reggae, folk, alt rock and world beat making his vocal explorations a journey through the many facets of sound. Cornflower uses vocal techniques such as scat and vocal percussion (mimicking drum sounds) and an intuitive sense of timing to decipher which themes to pressure cook. Cornflower is in the middle of recording his first studio album, and plans to tour in 2006.
Having studied with 10-time Grammy Winner Bobby McFerrin and shared the stage with Scott Huckabay, the Guitar Alchemyst, his performances are not only fun and creative but are a true experience you don’t want to miss.
With his timeless, joyful, and humbling presence, Cornflower is a lighthouse in our turbulent world.
There is no His-story, only Presence.
I play Live, as a Solo Vocal Improviser using a Boss RC-20XL Loop Station/Phrase Recorder.
My influences are a broad spectrum of sound alchemists. To name a few: Bobby McFerrin, PHISH, Peter Gabriel, Tortoise, LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad, Chris Cornell, Nat King Cole, Zap Mama, Jonathan Goldman, Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, Boards of Canada, Rhiannon, Erykah Badu, Beethoven, Rahzel, Eddie Vedder, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Cab Calloway, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, SoVoSo, Parliament-Funkadelic, Louis Armstrong, The Pixies, The Beach Boys, Frank Zappa, Jon Andersen from YES, Miles Davis, Archers of Loaf, The Postal Service, Jimmy Herring, The Meters, Medeski Martin & Wood, Christian Swenson.
A Shure SM-58 Microphone with a BOSS RC-20XL Loop Statiuon/Phrase Recorder.
LOVE is the HIGHEST TRUTH within this Incarnation, I strive to awaken deeper to this in every song I sing and every breath I share with my environment.