06/03/2017

"SONGS & WHISPERS" - CIRCUIT 03/2017 (10.03.2017 - 02.04.2017)





Courtney Yasmineh left Chicago as a teenager to escape a disintegrating family situation and holed up 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 with an all star cast of musicians including drummers Michael Baker and Charley Drayton. She spent two years living in NYC where she recorded her break out Red Letter Day album, and gathered a loyal East Coast following.  All 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. The novel and series are based on her experience as a young songwriter out on her own.  She also wrote the songs for her seventh album and began recording with her long time collaborator, producer Rob Genadek. The new songs are being hailed as her finest yet and the new album releases later in 2017 as well. 
Courtney writes rock and roll songs for our times and for all ages, 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.
Courtney is currently touring as a duo with Rob Genadek on drums and backing vocals and their set lists span her seven albums of original material plus wide ranging and surprising cover choices from artists as diverse as John Prine and Beyonce.

Musical influences: Bob Dylan

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Courtney Yasmineh schreibt moderne Rock ’n‘ Roll Songs für alle Altersgruppen - bittersüß, phantasievoll und voller Hoffnung.
„Ich möchte intensive Momente mit dem Zuhörer kreieren“, so beschreibt die Amerikanerin ihre Faszination, Musik zu machen.
Die Ausdruckskraft und Tiefe in ihrer Stimme bleiben dem Publikum noch lange im Gedächtnis.
Yasmineh ist eine echte Powerfrau: Zehn Alben nennt die Mutter von drei Kindern ihr Eigen und quasi nebenbei hat sie auch noch einen Roman geschrieben, der 2017 veröffentlicht wird. Der Roman ist als Teil einer ganzen Buchserie geplant und beruht auf ihren Erfahrungen als junge Songwriterin.
Als Teenager verließ Yasmineh ihre Heimat Chicago, um in Nord-Minnesota Fuß zu fassen. Dort studiert sie intensiv Bob Dylans Schaffen und entwickelt dabei ihre eigenen Fähigkeiten als Songwriterin.
Der Umzug nach Minneapolis hat sie und ihr Handwerk weiterentwickelt und hat sie mit den renommierten Drummern Michael Baker und Charley Drayton zusammen gebracht.
Das jüngste Album „Red Letter Day“ hat das Multitalent während eines zwei-jährigen Aufenthalts in New York City aufgenommen.
Die Songs hat Yasmineh mit ihrem langjährigen Weggefährten und Produzenten Rob Genadek aufgenommen.
Genadek ist es auch, der sie am Schlagzeug und mit Backing Vocals in Europa begleiten wird.
Ihre Sets bieten einen Querschnitt durch Yasminehs biografische Stationen, welche durch eine überraschende Cover-Auswahl von Künstlern wie John Prine und Beyonce erweitert wird.

Einflüsse: Bob Dylan

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PRESS QUOTES:


"In a flash of DIY and musical moxy, Chicago-born musician Courtney Yasmineh is truly an alternative to the alternative with her quirky take on what would be pop if it came out of anyone else. There’s antagonism and mirth-o-plenty in her tunes. Hell, I even hear some new wave in there, too.” Frank De Blasé, Rochester NY City Magazine

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www.thisfrontierneedsheroes.org      
This Frontier Needs Heroes is the moniker of songwriter Brad Lauretti. Brad has released 4 albums, and toured the great cities of North America and Europe, selling one record at a time, making one fan at a time. This determination and DIY ethos brought him on an epic journey around the world. "Real Job" is a new collection of songs that was written over a two-week period during October 2015 while Lauretti was attending the Stetson Kennedy Songwriting Residency at Beluthahatchee Park (Fruit Cove, FL), this is the same historical place where Woody Guthrie wrote over 80 songs and Kennedy, himself, wrote some of his greatest works providing a solid source of beauty and inspiration. This album is exactly what America needs to survive our troubled times! 
Originally from Brooklyn, NY Brad Lauretti is now based in Nashville, TN. He has performed at Folk Alliance International, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Clean Water Music Festival, Connection Festival, One Spark, Daytrotter, Savannah Stopover, WDVX Blue Plate Special, the Stetson Kennedy Foundation Literary Landmark Celebration, and is the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest.

 Musical influences: John Prine, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie
 
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This Frontier Needs Heroes ist der Projektname des Songwriters Brad Lauretti. Der Amerikaner hat mittlerweile vier Alben veröffentlicht und tourt damit durch die großen Städte Nordamerikas und Europas.

Seine Entschlossenheit und sein Do-It-Yourself-Ethos führen ihn auf eine epische Reise rund um die Welt und erweitern Schritt für Schritt seine internationale Fanbase. Dabei entstanden ist das Album "Real Job" – eine Ansammlung der Lieder, die 2015 binnen nur eines Monats geschrieben wurden. Im Oktober nämlich besuchte Lauretti die Stetson Kennedy Songwriting Residency am Beluthahatchee Park in Fruit Cove, Florida.
Genau an diesem Ort schrieb schon Woody Guthrie über 80 Songs und Kennedy selbst, verfasste dort einige seiner größten Werke. Eine solide Quelle der Schönheit und Inspiration also. „Dieses Album ist genau das, was Amerika braucht, um unsere unruhigen Zeiten zu überleben!“ so Lauretti über „Real Job“.
Der ursprünglich aus Brooklyn stammende Brad Lauretti ist jetzt in Nashville beheimatet. Von dort aus reist er zu bedeutenden Festivals in der ganzen Welt. Auftritte beim Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Reeperbahn Festival und vielen mehr.
Derartige Auftritte brachten ihm bereits den Sieg des Artsville Songwriting Contest ein.

Einflüsse: John Prine, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Woody Guthrie

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PRESS QUOTES:

"We're warning you now: You might fall in love with someone in the room during this band's set. So genuine, so commanding, so deceptively simple is TFNH's music that, before you know it, something inside you has shifted - suddenly your staring into someone else's eyes from across the bar." -Folio Weekly (Jacksonville, FL)

"TFNH takes a tenacious yet tempered approach that occasionally recalls a slightly less combative Neil Young." -No Depression
"Vocally, the songs brings to mind the likes of troubadours such as Billy Bragg, but with a touch of rockabilly and doo wop thrown in for good measure. The video and lyrics speak to the kind of disfunctional relationships we’ve all experienced, and with Brad Lauretti at the helm we are given the feeling that everything will be A-OK in the end." -Glide Magazine
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