Making A Scene presents an interview with Helene Cronin!
Helene Cronin is a Texas artist whose writing style combines elements of Americana and Country. Perhaps best described simply as an acoustic storyteller, she’s often compared to Lori McKenna, Nanci Griffith or Mary Chapin Carpenter, but her sound is uniquely her own. One reviewer called her music “inexplicably fierce…while remaining remarkably tender and accessible.” Audiences are drawn by her intimate, personal performances and call her raw, honest and vulnerable, saying, “her songs make me think”.
Helene was a 2018 New Folk Winner at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. She spent most of 2019 working on a new full-length record, produced by Matt King and recorded at Sputnik Sound in Nashville, TN. OLD GHOSTS & LOST CAUSES is slated for release on Oct. 11, 2019.
Helene’s two earlier EPs BELONG TO THE RIVER and RESTLESS HEART are both available on iTunes, CDBaby and most digital streaming services, as well as here at her website STORE . Her most well-known work is the song Lucky Me which is based on a conversation with a soldier in the airport. This song has over 132,000 views on YouTube, and has led to appearances on national TV, for Medal of Honor events, USO functions and the NFL Denver Broncos. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Helene spends time in Nashville where she writes for the commercial Country music market.
Helene hosts rounds at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe and performs for coffeehouses, festivals and songwriter events. She especially loves house concerts, finding that a living room or back yard is the ideal environment for connecting with people in an intimate listening-room setting.
In fact, connecting with people through the emotion of music, finding grace in the chaos of life, these are the things that motivate Helene to continue writing and pursuing the musical life that began when she first borrowed her brother’s guitar and taught herself a few chords.