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"Growing up in the shadow of the Santa Cruz mountains, Mac spent her days strolling through the redwoods and tracing her footsteps on the grounds of her grandfather's cattle ranch in the North Bay. Such a setting that would provide her with an undying appreciation and respect for all things old in age and of the earth. Mac discovered her love for music digging through her parents' record collection, emerging and adorning herself with not just the tunes, but the entire look and aesthetic of the music Mecca, Laurel Canyon. Drawing inspiration from Joan Baez, Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne and Buffalo Springfield, she began forging her own songs and style from her bouts with love, loss, tragedy and tranquillity. 

These days, Mac resides in the windy, wet, cold, and grey of Portland Oregon, where she can be found on the stages of dives and honky tonks, warming the hearts of locals with tales of old pickup trucks and summer drives forever. Dimly lit with hints of old smoke in the walls, a soft yet commanding voice, stage presence that yields no disregard, a sound that shakes the dust of the lamp shades and drives cracks in the creaky floors. Inspiring crowds to grab hold of their neighbor, dance and twirl and stomp their feet. When she performs, she pins her heart to her collar and shares her wit and charms that transcend the stage and grab hold of the hearts of all who bear witness. A true gem of the west, heart, mind, soul and body."

-Colin Bushart 

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"...the album holds strong to her California roots, taking in influences from Cosmic Americana legends...that come together in a blend of warm Laurel Canyon folk and twangy ‘60s country."

- Holler

"One of our favourite new country traditionalists..."

- Holler

"Inspired by cosmic country legends like Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, and Linda Rondstandt, she brings a strong attention to the songwriting on her debut album..."

-Saving Country Music


"Mac has raw, honest sounding vocals and her songwriting is so classic you’ll wonder at first if this was long lost material from 1960’s country vault."

- Americana Highways

"A delightful throwback of a record that is a standout in a year full of delightful throwback records..."

-Country Universe

"Cornish’s deep affection for Laurel Canyon is obvious in her painterly lyrics and earthy rasp, but the twang in her rich voice is as country as they come."

- Adobe and Teardrops

"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 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"

- Saving Country Music


Willamete Week


The record includes 8 original songs where Mac grapples with her journey back to herself after getting sober, a brutal break up, and ultimately, self acceptance. The record holds strong to her California roots, with influences from Cosmic Americana legends like Gram Parsons, Jackson Browne, and Linda Rondstandt, but at the core of it is Mac's passion for songwriting. The album is a combination independent self release and vinyl release through Jackalope! Records, the same folks behind the music festival Jackalope Jamboree

It was recorded at Singing Sands in Portland, OR over the span of 8 days. It was engineered by Kyle Cregan, mixed by Ryan Oxford and mastered by Amy Dragon at. 

Live at Kenton Club September 2023
Live at Laurelthirst May 2023
Live at Laurelthirst Pub 2023
Live at Kenton Club September 2023
Live at Jackalope Jamboree 2023
Live at Jackalope Jamboree June 2023
Gems on VHS 2023 Submission
Live at The Complex SF 2022

Mac has performed at:

Mississippi Studios, Show Bar at Revolution Hall, Laurelthirst Public House, Lollipop Shoppe, Landmark Saloon, Trout Lake Hall, and many other venues in Portland, Oregon.

And Amado's, the Bandcamp HQ, The Ivy Room, The Knockout, and many other venues in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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