Wow! "Emerging" Courtney Yasmineh Is Releasing New Album at Age 54!
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:38:41
Courtney Yasmineh has been writing songs and performing for most of her life, however her path to becoming a full time musician is a unique and inspiring one.
Yasmineh always dreamed of pursuing a music career, as a teenager in Chicago she ran away from home at the age of 17 to play up in the bars up in Dylan country in Northern Minnesota. She even had early airplay on a song on Duluth radio at a station that had recorded of her doing one of her own songs live at a folk concert. She got a full scholarship to Macalester in St. Paul and married the guitar player in her back up band.
Divorced a year later and not feeling ready to roll the dice on a full time career in music just yet, she took jobs in teaching and advertising.
Yasmineh kept playing music at night to keep the spirit of her passion alive. Another marriage followed and then three kids arrived. While raising her family, she released four albums independently but didn't have the time to properly support those releases.
Wanting to finally go "all-in" on her career she turned to her husband for his support who remarked, "You would have made it by now if you were any good." OUCH!
She finally had enough and cut bait on her husband and moved to New York City to fearlessly give it her all with nothing left to lose and no reason not to.
"You can wait and watch and hope for permission forever and never get it," Yasmineh remarked. "At some point you have to learn that your own permission is all you need."
Now 54 years old, Yasmineh feels like timing is finally right for her music to be heard, and most importantly supported by her. Courtney Yasmineh's forthcoming album, Red Letter Day, arrives on June 2.
Red Letter Day Track Listing:
1. Get It
2. Cleaning Crew
3. Friend of Mine
4. Red Letter Day
5. Change Your Mind
6. Misfits And Losers
7. Stupid With Your Love
8. Hang On For the Ride
9. My Baby's Eyes
Hear "Cleaning Crew." below:
Her life can certainly inform her tunes. Her life sounds like a country song.