Grammy-nominated and Aria Award-winning singer-songwriter, Courtney Barnett, will take the stage of Marathon Music Awards this Thursday, October 25th with Waxahatchee opening.
Since blasting into light in 2012 with her EP, I’ve Got a Friend Called Emily Ferris, Courtney Barnett’s name has spread like wildfire across the United States. The Melbourne-native, caught the attention of Pitchfork in 2013 when they named her song, Avant Gardener, one of its Best New Tracks of the year. Before Pitchfork’s recognition, Courtney Barnett’s music was wildly popular in Australia for its rock, folk-pop style. Known for her deadpan delivery, her lyrics capture the raw truth of everyday’s mundanities that sparks connection with her fans.
Since releasing two EPs in 2013, Courtney Barnett has released two solo albums as well as one collaborative album with Kurt Vile, Lotta Sea Lice. Her most recent album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, released this past May.
You may wonder where the singer-songwriter gathers inspiration for her undoubtedly vulnerable melodies. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Barnett explained her recent album stemmed from a season of soul-searching sharing, “I just tried to figure some things out and it kind of turned into something bigger.” Her ability to express human emotion and frustration has a way of comforting listeners, providing reassurance they are not the only ones experiencing these feelings.
Don’t miss Courtney Barnett this Thursday in Nashville. Rest assured, her performance is good for the heart, good for the mind, and good for the soul. A limited amount of tickets available here. Grab yours now!
Written by Tess Waibel