Christina Courtin & The S.B. Reeves Outfit
Buffalo native Christina Courtin took her impressive resume (graduate of the Juliard School of Music, appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Spoleto Music Festival in Italy, The Melbourne Arts Festival in Australia, supported artists such as Andrew Bird and Suzanne Vega on their recordings, and performed live with YoYo Ma, Beyonce, and Kanye West) and channeled her experience into a self titled debut album, which was released in 2009. Christina Courtin rose to #2 on the iTunes sales chart. This album showcased Courtin’s reeling and charming vocals alongside her songwriting prowess. As evidenced from her newest single “Varsity,” Courtin’s sophomore album is shifting her style in a high-energy classic rock n’ roll direction. The album will be independently released and was produced by Mike McCarthy, who has worked with Spoon and Trail of Dead. Courtin has retained the fun, catchy feel from her Regina Spektor-inspired singer-songwriter days while adding a straight-ahead rock sensibility to the mix. This hometown musician returns to her roots this Saturday (March 31) at 8pm the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Hear the latest of Courtin’s evolving style, which is always held up by a backbone of instrumental talent and unique lyrics and vocals. —jill greenberg
Tomorrow (March 31). 8pm. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (878-6011 / burchfieldpenney.org) $15.
Read more: http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n13/see_you_there