Cory Wong

Guitarist virtuoso Cory Wong has released his new single, “Smooth Move,” featuring producer and multi-instrumentalist Tom Misch. “Smooth Move” heralds Wong’s eighth album of 2020, The Striped Album, due out Friday, October 23. The down-temp track follows the disco-funk single “Design” featuring New Zealand producer, singer and songwriter Kimbra and lead single “MASSIVE” featuring guitar legend Joe Satriani.

Guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has released his new single today. “Design” features eclectic New Zealand-based singer, songwriter and producer Kimbra, who first caught the public’s eye with 2012 multi-platinum single “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye. The disco-funk track heralds Wong’s eighth album of 2020, The Striped Album, due out Friday, October 23.

Guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong announces the release of his eighth album of 2020. The Minneapolis, MN-based jazz funk virtuoso’s The Striped Album, arrives everywhere on Friday, October 23. The self-produced album finds Wong in typical giddy form. Ever the raconteur, Wong invites a variety of special guests to share in the merriment, including Kimbra, Tom Misch and blues great Joe Satriani whose feature on new song “MASSIVE” heralds today’s announcement.

Today, Cory Wong releases his fifth album in 2020, TRAIL SONGS: DAWN. The album was heralded last month with the American Songwriter premiere of the song, "Bluebird" featuring Chris Thile. TRAIL SONGS: DAWN follows the July release of its sister record, the quiet, contemplative and acoustic-based TRAIL SONGS: DUSK. TRAIL SONGS: DAWN is a more rollicking affair, but was also made on all acoustic instruments.

Today, Minneapolis-born Cory Wong, best known for his funky guitar work and touring worldwide playing his original music on the biggest stages, shares "Bluebird" from his upcoming album TRAIL SONGS: DAWN.  Following its exclusive premiere on American Songwriter, "Bluebird" featuring mandolinist Chris Thile is available now on all streaming services.

Minneapolis-born Cory Wong, best known for his funky guitar work and touring worldwide playing his original music on the biggest stages, is sharing a rarely heard side of his musical personality with the the release of TRAIL SONGS: DUSK, one of two albums set to come out this summer. TRAIL SONGS: DUSK is the quieter of the two, comprised of seven contemplative, acoustic-based tunes that he wrote while lockdown was descending upon the world. TRAIL SONGS: DUSK is available at all DSPs now.

Jon Batiste and Cory Wong announced today’s release of Meditations. The collaboration is the result of three nights of raw improvisation in the studio and features performances from Nate Smith and Sam Yahel. Meditation relies on instinct alone. It is a cathartic, spontaneous record derived from the immediate musical and spiritual bond between Wong and Batiste with the intent to heal through music.

The Great South Bay Music Festival – Long Island’s largest, and longest-running, Four Day, Music & Arts Festival, returns to the picturesque waterfront at Shorefront Park in Patchogue Village.

Umphrey’s McGee are no strangers to the high-elevation rock and roll workout that is Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, having hosted raucous evenings as the headlining band numerous times over the past decade. With no signs of slowing down, UM are charging right into the next ten years with a three-night run at the fan- and band-favorite venue on June 19, 20, and 21, 2020. And like any good party, this one would be incomplete without a host of funky friends.

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