Welcome back, Cordovas!
Static Roots Festival, Germany's only Americana music festival, welcomes back the archetype of an Americana rock band: Cordovas, the Nashville-based band known for their wild poetry and wide-eyed abandon, will be taking the stage at the festival on July 7th, 2023 in Oberhausen. This will be their third appearance at the festival and they are sure to be an absolute highlight.
Cordovas’ new record, produced by Cory Hanson (Wand), will be released in summer 2023 on ATO Records.
Cordovas' latest full-length album, Destiny Hotel, is a work of pure brilliance that seamlessly blends elements of folk, country, and groove-heavy rock-and-roll. The album is a creative milestone for the band, which includes vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Joe Firstman, keyboardist Sevans Henderson, guitarist/vocalist Lucca Soria, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Toby Weaver. With its harmony-soaked roots rock sound, Destiny Hotel lifts Cordovas' songwriting to a whole new level of sophistication.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Rick Parker, known for his work with Lord Huron, Beck, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Before heading to L.A., Cordovas spent over three months in Todos Santos, an artist community in Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where they sketched dozens of songs partly inspired by their voracious reading of authors like mythologist Joseph Campbell, poet/novelist Rainer Maria Rilke, and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle.
Destiny Hotel is a batch of songs that ruminate and rhapsodize with equal intensity, inviting endless celebration on the way to transcendence. The warmth of spirit that endures through all of Destiny Hotel is sure to make for a memorable performance at the Static Roots Festival.
Cordovas' lead single from the album, "High Feeling", is a soul-soothing call for radical openness that channels their unbridled joy into a pure euphoria to be found in shaking off whatever binds you. The song speaks to the pure elation that is to be found in opening up your heart and mind. The band's remarkable band-of-brothers kinship and extraordinary closeness shine through on every track, and their music is a testament to their dedication and passion for their craft.
In many ways, Destiny Hotel delivers on the promise first glimpsed on Joe Firstman's 2003 debut solo album, The War of Women. With this latest album, Cordovas have matched their richly layered reflection to a sound that goes straight to the soul. Their live shows are not to be missed, and fans are in for a treat when they take the stage at the Static Roots Festival.
Don't miss your chance to experience Cordovas' amazing sound and unforgettable live show at the Static Roots Festival in Oberhausen on July 7th and 8th, 2023. Get your tickets now and mark your calendars for a weekend of incredible music!