As one of Portland’s newest bands, Sharlet Crooks has already captivated a loyal following with music that manages to sound both hauntingly familiar and effortlessly authentic. Reminiscent of Lake Street Dive mixed with Margo Price and Florence and the Machine, Corinne Sharlet’s soaring voice combined with Zach Hinkelman’s warm, blues guitar tones propels listeners into a fresh and provocative frontier in modern Americana music.
Sharlet Crooks is the culmination of Corinne Sharlet’s (songwriter and vocalist) long love affair singing and songwriting. After joining forces with lead guitar player and co-songwriter, Zach Hinkelman, Corinne felt like she could finally write the music she had been hearing in her head. Zach describes being drawn to Corinne’s songwriting not only because she is a “great vocalist with a mesmerizing voice, she is a gifted and compelling lyricist.”
Bassist, Jordan Korach, came on to play for the band’s first EP and quickly felt driven to become a full time member after falling in love with their music. Korach rounds out their sound providing tasteful backing vocals and percussion. Sharlet Crooks plays versatile, dynamic live shows as a trio and as a four piece band with full percussion.
Sharlet Crooks is currently recording their debut full length album with Gregg Williams (Blitzen Trapper, Sheryl Crow, The Dandy Warhols.) set to be released in January of 2019.