Electronic Press Kit
"One of the many names to carry away and look forward to in the future was Mac Cornish and her band The Hens. Originally from the San Francisco and now based in Portland, you could tell she is one of these souls that is born with the love of country and folk music"
Described as "ascedant" and a "rising star" in Portland newspaper The Willamette Week's artist spotlight.
"The SF and Portland-based artist writes plain yet pretty, simple but poetic country music, either featuring their bare voice and guitar or larger arrangements with drums, bass, layered guitar, and studio effects."
Mac Cornish is a folk musician currently based in Oregon. Born and raised at the foot of the Santa Cruz mountains in the San Francisco Bay Area, she grew up among the redwood trees. Cornish was deeply inspired by her natural surroundings and the sounds of her parent’s favorite 60s and 70s bands.
Her taste has become distinctly her own though, and her eclectic taste is reflected within her own music, pulling influence from folk rock classics like CSNY, the legendary songwriter Townes Van Zandt, and also Tropicalia artist Erasmo Carlos. Her songs take on a cosmic folk sound that is reminiscent of the sounds of Laurel Canyon and are often simple in nature, but full of emotional texture, revealing her influences from classics like Joan Baez and Gillian Welch.
Now currently residing in Portland, Oregon, Mac and her band can be found playing to their growing fanbase at local bars and venues.
Mac and her backing band the Hens recently played their first large festival "Jackalope Jamboree" in Pendleton, Oregon. After her performance she was mentioned by Saving Country Music writer Trigger in his article about the festival saying she was an artist to "look forward to in the future".
Mac has also performed at:
Laurelthirst Public House, Lollipop Shoppe, Landmark Saloon, and many other venues in Portland, Oregon.
And Amado's, The Ivy Room, The Knockout, and many other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area
Cornish released her debut S/T album, which was a compilation of songs from the past four years of her life, in 2022. It spans many of genres she has dabbled in since she was a teenager. With her new backing band the Hens, she now performs a completely new repertoire of songs that all have a strong folk and country feel. Some of those new songs can be heard in the videos. Mac and the band are recording a new record this year.
Live at Jackalope Jamboree 6/24/23
Mac and the Hens plays Laurelthirst 5/20/23