Wisconsin native Cory Chisel first connected with the power of song – and the spellbinding possibilities of live performance – through the music he heard in church. His father was a Baptist preacher, his mother played the organ, and Chisel and his sister sang. The gospel’s rich vernacular of loss and redemption also informed his innate poetic sense and lyrical range.
Chisel went on to become a critically acclaimed recording artist who was deemed one of 2009’s “Best New Artist’s” by Rolling Stone for his RCA release Death Won’t Send A Letter. His latest release, Old Believers, came out in 2012. Chisel has played festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival; appeared on Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan; and has toured with artists such as Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, and Lucinda Williams. In 2015, Chisel was nominated for a Grammy Award, for his songwriting collaboration with legendary Country Music Hall of Fame artist Emmylou Harris.