Bedouine – Bedouine

  • December 28, 2017

Bedouine (aka 32-year-old singer/songwriter Azniv Korkejian), is an Armenian born in Aleppo who spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia before moving to America on a green card lottery and then wandered from Boston to Houston to Savannah, before settling in L.A. Korkejian draws upon 60’s and 70’s folk, taking inspiration from everyone from Vashti Bunyan to Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake to Bob Dylan along with the analog recording style of the era. While she first played guitar in her 20’s, she eventually caught the ear of Spacebomb Records’ Matthew E. White who helped Bedouine polish her lilting guitar and lovely wistful vocals with classic sounds from Americana to country, cosmic folk and sun-scorched soul into one of the year’s most charming albums. A few album highlights include: the country-tinged “One of These Days”; the tender weeper “Dusty Eyes”; the woozy waltz “Summer Cold”; the delicate “You Kill Me”; and the Joni Mitchel-esque “Back to You.” Bedouine is an absolutely beautiful and polished album from another young emerging talent. If this album slipped by you, seek it out – you will not be disappointed. – Written by JFelton



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