Cory Wong rolls out new album with 2nd season of variety show; shares new video

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Sunday, April 17, 2022

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong is set for his busiest year yet, including a brand-new album, a spectacularly wide-ranging live schedule, a star-studded new season of his popular Wong Notes podcast, and the eagerly awaited return of Cory and the Wongnotes, his inventive online musical variety series showcasing live performances, original sketch comedy, special guests, interviews, and much more.

Created and hosted by the seemingly inexhaustible Wong, the series’ second season premiered Tuesday, April 12 exclusively via the Minneapolis, MN-based artist’s hugely popular YouTube channel, with new episodes set to debut each Tuesday. A consummate reflection of Wong’s outsized vision and unstoppable passion for music, comedy, performance, and conversation, the new season of Cory and the Wongnotes will feature extended episodes showcasing long-form interviews, fresh new sketches, and unprecedented collaborations with musical guests including Chromeo, Billy Strings, Big Wild, Victor Wooten, Bela Fleck, Lindsay Ell, Mark Lettieri, Sierra Hull, Larry Carlton, Joey Dosik, and Nate Smith. An exclusive Cory and the Wongnotes trailer is streaming now on YouTube. In addition, Wong has just shared "The Great British Bass Off" skit.




“This season of Cory and The Wongnotes is exciting for me because I got to invite some of my musical heroes on to the show, and even write music with them,” Wong says. “The guests on this season are incredible musicians; each with an interesting and unique journey with how they’ve arrived where they’re at. I got to dive deep with them both musically and personally with extended interviews and recording live in the room together. Each episode has its own theme and I was able to explore how those themes relate to everyday life as a musician. The sketch comedy plays off of each theme and how my mind sees the world through the musician's lens.”

The new season of Cory and the Wongnotes will also celebrate Wong’s upcoming new album, POWER STATION, arriving Friday, April 29. The album – which sees featured appearances from many of his Cory and the Wongnotes guests – includes the first single, “Power Station,” available at all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, April 8; an official music video is streaming now on YouTube.  


As if all that weren’t enough, 2022 will see Wong traveling the world performing a typically varied array of live dates, including sold-out headline shows, festival sets, and much more. North American dates begin April 29 with two very special late-night sets at New Orleans, LA’s Republic NOLA as part of the 9th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest. Additional dates will be announced. For complete details and remaining ticket availability, please see
ON TOUR 2022

9 – Rome, IT – Auditorium Parco della Musica: Sala Sinopoli
11 – Zürich, CH – Kaufleuten
12 – Paris, FR – La Cigale (SOLD OUT)
13 – Dublin, IR – Button Factory
14 – Dublin, IR – Button Factory (SOLD OUT)
29 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA (9th Annual Nolafunk Series During Jazz Fest – 2 Sets)
7 – Minneapolis, MN – Symphony Ball 2022 Concert & Party: Brilliance †
28 – Chillicothe, IL – Summer Camp Music Festival *
29 – Petoskey, MI – Great Lakes Center for the Arts
3 - Lorton, VA - Workhouse Arts Center
4 – Oak Hill, WV – Mountain Music Festival *
5 - Lexington, KY - The Burl
24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival *
25 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest *

1 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
4 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
10 - Rotterdam, NL - North Sea Jazz festival *
11 – Vienne, FR – Jazz a Vienne 2022 ^
12 - Madrid, ES - Noches del Botánico *
16 – Pori, FI – Pori Jazz 2022 *
19 - Molde, NO - Moldejazz *
28 - Darrington, WA - Summer Meltdown *
30 - Newport, RI - Newport Jazz *
11 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival *
12 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Jazz Festival *
18 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre #
27 - Bridgeview, IL - Sacred Rose

18 - Paso Robles, CA - Whale Rock
* Festival Performance
† Special Guest Performer with The Minnesota Orchestra
^ w/George Benson
# w/Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
** Supporting Blues Traveler