Coco Love Alcorn captures the spirit of the holiday season with this beautiful and moving ballad about the simple pleasure of company with loved ones that everyone can relate to at this time of year.
"When I wrote this song I thought about all those evenings I've shared with family and friends. Those nights when the world feels familiar and there is a warmth in your heart. There is something about that feeling that marks those times as incredibly special." That feeling can come any time of the year but especially around the holiday season when we gather together to find the warmth that will sustain us through the cold months. We gather together and find "That Old Feeling."
Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her current project, "The Spirit Sessions," to be released in 2016. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her generous nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation of the spirit that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along. Combine that with her “leap and the net will appear” performance style that comes from a lifetime of improvisation, and you have a powerful and passionate new offering.
Coco's music has charmed and thrilled audiences for more than twenty years. That powerful energy has guided Cocothrough numerous festival appearances, award nominations, licensing opportunities on hit TV shows and national headlining tours. But it is safe to say that she has never been more literally driven by that spirit than on The Spirit Sessions. It’s the record she’s been working toward her whole life, and she reveals “I feel more excited and passionate about this project than anything else I’ve ever written.”
Coco has appeared on the stages of over twenty-five prominent festivals, headlined many of Canada’s notable music venues, and has opened for respected artists from Burton Cummings to Ani DiFranco to Chantal Kreviazuk. Her music has also been placed on hit shows such as The L Word and Felicity, and her previous solo projects have resulted in ECMA, WCMA, and NSMA nominations. But this latest project really resonates with her musical core – The Spirit Sessions is perhaps the most authentic expression of Coco’s uncanny gift for connecting with her listening audience.
Renowned Canadian singer/songwriter (and Summerfolk Artistic Director) James Keelaghan sums up her powerful presence by saying, “Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” Echo Weekly once declared, “Coco has the voice, the look and most importantly the presence of a true Canadian star,” and The Spirit Sessions should by all rights help her to deliver on that promise.
Tour dates (with John McDermott):
Dec 9- Peoria, IL Spirit of Hope Concert
Dec 10- Chicago, IL, Holy Family Church
Dec 13- Burlington, ON [3pm MATINEE]
Dec 14- Toronto, K-Wing @ Sunnybrook Hospital, 2pm
Dec 16- Alliston, ON [3pm MATINEE]
Dec 17- St. Catherine’s, ON
Dec 18- Worcester, MA
Dec 20- Port Hope, ON
Dec 22- Yorkminster United Church