Itâ€™s been a long time coming, but the wait has definitely been worth it â€“ more complex arrangements, more killer vocals, songs that run the gamut from the completely obscure to the utterly personal. Quit is about taking steps forward, not lingering on the past.
Look for Courtney to be coming to a city near you this year! Cities already booked are L.A., Chicago, and Nashville just to name a few.
And don't forget to visit courtneyfairchild.com or friend Courtney on Myspace at myspace.com/courtneyfairchild.
Courtney Fairchild was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.
She was taught to sing at a very young age by her mother, but it wasnâ€™t until Courtney was a teenager and grew into her voice that she started writing songs. She picked up the guitar at 14 and has never looked back.
In 1999 Courtney met fellow singer-songwriter Sally Semrad (whoâ€™s been profiled on NPRâ€™s All Things Considered) in Dallas and produced her debut EP Simple and Distorted. The release of that record and Sallyâ€™s meeting John Would put them both on a path that would see Courtney commuting to, and Sally moving to, California, and lead to two terrific albums (Sallyâ€™s 2001 gem Left of Me and Courtneyâ€™s 2003 Long Way) for acclaimed Venice indie Stanley Recordings.
When Sally moved to Brooklyn in 2003 Courtney buckled down in her studies in Psychology and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Dallas, recording sporadically and releasing her live record Right Here that summer.
2005. Courtney attempts to â€œwork.â€ She spends a few weeks in an office. She spends a few weeks doing pet-sittings. She is miserable. Her wife suffers. There is much agony. It is decided that this is not the way to go. Stock is taken.
With a marriage in full-swing, with a college degree, with a best-friend cum manager prepped to promote her, with a real sense of necessity and a growing hunger for more than obscurity, and with the sturdy groundwork in place for what was looking like the best record of her career thus far, Courtney re-committed herself to the music game.
2006. Quit is ready to be heard. Courtney is ready for you to hear it. And here we are.
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5. Go With Me
10. Seven Days
11. Real Girls
12. The Last Song