Courtney’s first solo acoustic EP, ‘Renegade’…
is an honest account of the process of becoming self aware and sober through determination and imagination. Her detached view of reality is grounded by her soulful raw vocals. Courtney approaches songwriting from a poetic and melodic perspective; the result is transportive, feminine and earnest.
Courtney recorded ‘Renegade’ with producer The 83rd. The duo used vintage tape machines and untraditional recording equipment such as a bullet harmonica mic for vocals. Their experimental recording technique lends well to the songwriter’s humanistic content. The 83rd is an American record producer, engineer, sound designer and label owner who started his career on Grammy winner Maurice Joshua's production team in 2004.
Albeit a newcomer to the recording scene, Courtney has been performing and creating in the New York art scene for several years now. Aside from her explorative work as a costume designer and visual artist, she has been booked for a slew of unique musical performance and cultural community events such as “A Revolutionary Woman” Live Podcast Launch at Bowery Poetry, “Spill Space” Psychotherapeutic Movement at Otion Front Studios, “Fonda Chilena” at Lord and Taylor New York organized by the Government of Chile, and "Mercury Retrograde" at The Alchemist Kitchen.
More recently Courtney has put together a full band and began playing NYC staple venues such as Bowery Electric and Rockwood Music Hall. She’s been a featured performer at The Lower East Side Songwriting Showcase and twice for VOCÊ - real talk, realpolitik by Ars Poetica. In September 2018 Courtney created a musical soundscape for the six week long art show and wellness experience “Flower Offerings” by Sirikul Pattachote hosted by AG Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In October 2018 Courtney recorded a 3-track Christmas EP with The 83rd including one original song ‘New York Christmas Blues’ featuring her band. The original song playfully discusses the commercial aspects of Christmas before reminding us all of the joy that spending time with loved ones can bring. It is a direct reminder of how cultural wellness is dependent on true human connection. The track captures a raw and muddy sound reminiscent of a classic 1960's rock band or a Ray Charles Album.
In 2017 Courtney embarked on her first tour of the US west coast where she played classic venues such as The Mint - Los Angeles, The Hard Rock Hotel - Palm Springs, and Cafe International on the Haight - San Francisco. The same year, she released a rough-cut mixtape of her original songs and sound samples she collected from her travels called 'Astral Spectrology' and her first works of published poetry in '102 Haiku Journal'.