An inveterate storyteller, Cory's made music out of the equally improbable tales of a baby elephant's jump from a German monorail train, a night spent in an Alaskan hotel in the middle of an honest-to-Betsy old west style shoot-out, and an entrepreneurial prostitute who ran an above board and locally beloved brothel in the town of Lusk Wyoming for 60 years: that story's actually been made into a soon to be released PBS documentary featuring Cory's songs.
The Cory McDaniel Duo
with amy gieske
When Amy and Cory join forces it's the Cory McDaniel Duo, and when they add a percussionist it's "Wyoming's Only Three Piece Duo". The Duo works off a solid foundation of experience featuring elements from orthodox blues to Tom Waits and Oingo Boingo tunes. Rough, raw, polished or tender, their love for performing is obvious and the fun they have is infectious.
WITH DALE BOHREN
A veritable two-piece orchestra, based in a blues style but with eclectic musical influences. The Tremors produce a range of musical images through use of string bass — bowed, plucked and slapped — and a variety of guitars plus vocal harmonies. Having lost their third member and harmonica player several years ago, The Tremors are now known as "Wyoming's Only Two Piece Trio".
The Gone Johnson Revue
WITH DONNIE TEASDALE, BILLY REED, BILL FRASER, & AMY GIESKE
“Gone Johnson” was an old expression alluding to the mental deterioration of a person and does not infer that these fellows have no Johnson. The Gone Johnson Revue continues to provide unhinged and misguided entertainment for the great Northwest. For at least two weeks every year Cory reunites with old bandmates in the Seattle area and becomes the ringleader of the musical circus that is The Gone Johnson Revue.