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Stevie Cornell Would Like To Share Some Sweet Dream With You

The singer-songwriter rides a folkish surf-rock wave on his sophomore solo LP.

Stevie Cornell invites you to join him in Some Sweet Dream with his mellow and appealing new album — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Arriving two years after his self-titled debut release, Some Sweet Dream is Cornell’s folkish, surf-rock answer to the retro country of its predecessor. With a perfectly strained and gravely folk-style vocal to each track, Cornell explores the fun and funkiness of the late ’60s and ’70s.

Fans of this era will recognize influence ranging from Johnny Cash or Willie Nelson to The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Tom Petty and even The Doors. He’s proficient in all their styles and does a great job of meshing all these influences into his own unique sound. From the fun, boppable rockabilly of Lying To Myself to the more serious and psychedelic Last Time I Count On You, Cornell keeps fans guessing and engaged with this exciting album.

Although Some Sweet Dream is his sophomore solo release, Cornell has a storied and multi-genre career that spans nearly half a century. Haling from Santa Rosa, Cornell has been influential in nearly every genre imaginable, from the inception of punk to rockabilly to Americana to jazz and blues.

His first Americana band The Movie Stars became a household name in Northern California’s Americana scene. In the early ’80s he also founded the retro / rockabilly band Red Meat. From there, Cornell took a hiatus from recording and touring to raise a family, but it’s clear from his comeback releases that he never stopped writing.

With so many genres to pull from and an innate storytelling ability, Cornell is exploring a gallery of styles in his recent releases. But no matter which styles he’s working in, he provides a contemplative warmth and a great storytelling acumen with all of his music. Fans can only expect more interesting and soulful work from here.

Listen to Some Sweet Dream below, watch Stevie Cornell play some of his songs above, and live the dream on his website, Facebook and Instagram.