String of Pearls
Coral has been a musician since childhood and a shy but active singer and songwriter since 1970. With a background in fine arts, metaphysics and mythology, her music is inspired by both personal and collective trials and the triumphs of the soul. Singing harmonies with herself & others and collaborating with other musicians has lead to this unique, experimental CD made in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ordinarily more acoustically inclined and prone to solo venues, Coral's 1st CD is an exploration of new terrain aided by her co-producer Kevin Zoernig. Each song comes to life as the characters reveal their stories and origins. Many of the songs are humorous and semi-autobiographical and some document political and spiritual musings. The use of instruments as far-ranging as a Tibetan singing bowl in dialogue with a Theremin on Mr Right & Ms Tree makes for a strange and beautiful journey. And the dulcimer driving Sojourner as if it is a rock instrument rather than a traditional folk instrument offers a danceable, potentizing quality to the abstract lyrics, suggesting a Shaman's task is afoot. Coral lives on the tropical west coast of Mexico in the state of Nayarit for most of the year. She sings in English & Spanish and is currently translating many of her songs into Spanish with the help of a poetic friend. An adventurous life keeps her inspired on the serious playground. Coral's CD, String of Pearls, is dedicated to the memory of Laura Nyro, to her parents Jack & Evelyn, and to her dear friend Kito Peters, one of her all time favorite singer/songwriters.