After many years of crafting the music he loves in various genres, guitarist Corey Christiansen has found a home with the unique combination of jazz and traditional American music he's explored in his last several recordings. On Factory Girl, Corey has singled out the feminine side of American frontier music and remodeled simple tunes into rhythmic and harmonically subtle contemporary arrangements. As guitar great Andy Summers states in his liner notes: "Corey is at the frontier of American jazz guitar. In addition to a gorgeous jazz tone, he also employs edgy blues tones and biting slide guitar that would make Duane Allman sit up.
Even on these antique pieces, Corey plays inside and outside of the harmonic structures with a natural and gifted ease. Maybe he has created a new genre here. Avant Folk, maybe? Whatever it is, this is a great album with stellar playing all round and a great pleasure for guitar fans."
•"...Christiansen lights a rhythmic fire that never flickers, punctuating chords with precision and soloing with zeal..." - DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE