Her bells and whistles are her scorching lyrics and searing vocal delivery. Her vibe is older than old school and as fresh as the new world for women in music.
Folk Punk. Rock Gospel. Take the medicine she administers and free your soul. Eight studio albums of original true to the heart songs that bypass all falseness, all pretense. On electric or acoustic guitar, with a full band or solo, this powerful woman will rule the day. Her backstory is mythic, escaping from an insane family situation in Chicago to the Northwoods of Minnesota where she obsessed at seventeen over the recordings of Bob Dylan in a deserted cabin, all alone. A second escape from an early marriage to her lead guitarist. Many songs written, sung in coffee shops and working class bars for years. One more grand escape, losing the man in her life who said she was too old to have a career in music and that she was making a fool of herself to try. Many albums recorded, three children raised. The kids are grown now and she is a full time touring and recording artist. Courtney has had a promise on her lips and a dream in her eye since she wrote and performed her first song at a big church in Chicago when she was ten years old. She's making good on her dream, a dream that encompasses fifty years of the Great American Songbook, a dream that gives hope and inspiration. Currently touring internationally and writing a series of novels based on her own struggles to become a full time artist and set herself free.