Courtney Yasmineh grew up in Chicago but ran away from home as a teenager to hole up alone in Northern Minnesota, where she studied the music of Bob Dylan while developing her own songwriting skills. Moving to Minneapolis, she further developed her craft and in the last decade has recorded several albums and EPs. She spent two years living in NYC where she recorded her break out Red Letter Day album, and gathered a loyal East Coast following. Along the way she has toured extensively in the US and Europe, doing all the booking and arrangements herself. In 2016 she returned to Minneapolis to write the novel that is now slated for a May 2017 release through Gibson House Press out of Chicago as part of a four book series, and to work on her seventh album with her long time collaborator, producer Rob Genadek. The new songs are being hailed as her finest yet and the anxiously awaited new album release should be announced early in 2017 as well. Courtney writes rock and roll songs for adults, with an honesty that draws from life’s victories and vicissitudes: bittersweet, blistering, fanciful, and hopeful. She delivers her songs with a hard won intensity of spirit and a voice that is memorable for it’s expressiveness and depth.
Her guitar of choice these days is a vintage Guyatone Feather purchased in the East Village, NYC.