The gothic-folk sounds of Kendall Core and her band are quickly becoming a magnetic force in the Portland, Oregon music scene. Her debut collection of songs, 'Crazy Dog,' is inspired by the pain of true love and loss and hewn by the desire to connect. Core's voice cuts through, raw and pure, the perfect vehicle for stories of the more haunting side of life. There is hope in her lyrical reflection, hope and a time-worn wisdom uncommon in someone so young. Her lyrics are full of hard questions and truths, riddled with darkness but somehow still able to let the light come through.
Her songs reflect the artistry, poetry, and passion of visionaries like Patti Smith, Nina Simone, Hank Williams, Leonard Cohen, and Jeff Buckley. Whether performing solo or with her band, a raucous group of Portland's finest, Kendall Core is a mighty force. Her fervent stage presence creates an instant connection with the audience – people listen; they bond; they remember.