Quotes 

"The most talented new singer-songwriter I've heard in the past decade." - Rich Warren, Folkstage Host, Inductee in the Folk DJ Hall of Fame 

“a melodic salutation to all that is neglected and forgotten by a world at the mercy of Father Time; the carefully conceived work of a thoroughly engaging and exceptionally capable storyteller” - A Lonely Ghost Burning, UK

“For the winter wanderer, either walking to work, walking elsewhere or walking nowhere with purpose, Feder is running the inn which always has a light on – regardless of weather or season. ‘Come all you fickled fellows drink your sorrow away tonight’ she sings, her voice dancing with all the sincerity and guile of the sober scholar.” – Craig Reviews Music 

"brilliant and life changing” - Joe Craven, Musician, Educator 

“I pin my hopes for the future upon musicians such as this.” – Frank Gutch Jr., Music Reviewer 

“Feder’s voice is striking. It is soft and feminine yet strong and haunting…her songs reminded me of Paul Simon which is impressive, to say the least.” – Divide & Conquer 

“The way that Kora is able to take her international experiences and turn them into such beautiful pieces of art baffles me. She is more than a musician, she is a great poet.” – Alexander Joseph, Poet 

“Kora is wise beyond her years…everyone listening was blown away.” – Bill Wagman, KDVS DJ & Concert Host

Reviews & Premiers

NPR: Watch The Great Tiny Desk Contest Videos We Discovered This Week (2019)
"Kora Feder's entry, 'Automatic Times,' carries an emotional weight that can stop you in your tracks, even long after the song is finished." - Pilar Fitzgerald, NPR

Northern Spirit Radio Interview: Song of the Soul Episode(2019)
Apple Podcast Link 

Americana Highways: In Sevens (2019)
"Folk singer/songwriter Kora Feder looks much too young to have produced an album this mature and consistently terrific." - Americana Highways

Minor 7th: In Sevens Review (2019)
"Kudos to the producer, multi-instrumentalist Rich Brotherton. The sparse arrangements fill the sound space beautifully.

B Sides & Badlands: Taste Test: Kora Feder reminds of art’s importance in tragedy with ‘Still We Write’  (2019)
"A folk wanderer in her own right, musician and singer Kora Feder prompts the listener with gentle urgency of art’s continuing consequence on our lives."

Post to Wire: Dance with Me (2019)
"This is just the kind of folk voice we fall for."

Ear to the Ground Music Review: Dance With Me (2019)
"This is stunningly good." 

Roots Music Report: In Sevens Review (2019) 
"With a lyrical straightforwardness evoking that of Pete Seeger, Ms. Feder masterfully shows the power of song-as-clarion-call."

Come Here Floyd Review: Dance with Me (2019)
"As she dances at the tip of Mount Kilimanjaro of the mind – you spring up with bated breath. KORA FEDER’s emotionally fragrant axioms, of love and everything that comes with it, rattles your bones in raw drips."

Folk Radio UK Song Premier: Dance With Me (2019)
"She has accumulated a wealth of experience which is by no means the norm for someone so young."

Houston Music Review of SWRFA 2018 Records (2018) 
"Her songwriting is full of imagery and tightly crafted, showing an amazing command of the English language applied to her lyrics. Her timing and syntax add that extra emphasis to what she wants the listener to pay attention to. This young lady will go far."

Divide & Conquer: Marigolds (2017)
"Feder manages to fit a novel worth of lyrics into a four-minute song without it sounding crowded or pretentious. In that way, her songs reminded me of Paul Simon which is impressive, to say the least."

Beautiful Songwriting Vol.6/Compilation Record Review (2017)
"I found myself gravitating increasingly towards the second half of the compilation, and I credit that mainly to Kora Feder‘s Written In Change, which closes Beautiful Songwriting Vol.6. For the winter wanderer, either walking to work, walking elsewhere or walking nowhere with purpose, Feder is running the inn which always has a light on – regardless of weather or season. “Come all you fickled fellows drink your sorrow away tonight” she sings, her voice dancing with all the sincerity and guile of the sober scholar."

Compilation Record by A Lonely Ghost Burning, UK (2017)
"Earnestly melancholic, Marigolds plays like a melodic salutation to all that is neglected and forgotten by a world at the mercy of Father Time; the carefully conceived work of a thoroughly engaging and exceptionally capable storyteller."

Frank Gutch Jr: Too Good To Miss (2017)
"How can one so young be so much older than myself?"

Songwriting Award Highlights 

2019 Songwriters Serenade Finalist 
2018 International Songwriting Competition Second Place Winner Americana (out of 19,000 song entries, 140 countries) 
2018 Kerrville New Folk Finalist 
2018 Telluride Troubadour Top 4 

by Grace Finlayson

by Grace Finlayson