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Courtney Jaye

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Courtney Jaye is an American singer. In 2005, she released her first album, Traveling Light. She has also released "Can't Behave," from that album, as a single; this song also appears in the soundtrack for the movie Aquamarine OST. Playboy.com, in their "Woman on the Verge" series, interviewed her and discussed some of her music.

The internet radio station KGRL featured her as their “Flower-Powered Artist” for July of 2006, and as of 20 July 2007, continues to play her songs in their line-up. A revamp of Courtney's page over at KGRL was posted in December 2006, which includes an exclusive interview, EP Review of 'Til It Bleeds, and an on-demand video stream of the full Club 20/20 performance last August 2006. The same page indicates that a full-length album entitled Bamboo Moon will be released in 2007.

Courtney Jaye was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., but spent her formative years in Atlanta. It was here that she found her first musical influences (in the form of The Grateful Dead) and here that she wrote her first song, in response to a friend's death. On graduation from high school, she moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, where she worked as an acupuncturist and joined her first band.

Jaye left Arizona with a one-way ticket to Kauai, Hawaii, intending to stay for a month or two; she stayed for a year, surfing, soaking up the island's musical style, and writing songs.

Jaye's next stop was Athens, Georgia, where she continued to refine her musical style, and fell in love. This relationship took her to Austin, Texas, but ultimately ended there, providing Jaye with a personally difficult time, but also rich material for song-writing.

Jaye started songwriting as a response to a friend's death. She found catharsis in doing so, and much of her music continues to reflect the events in her life.

Jaye's early musical influence was in the form of The Grateful Dead, whom she followed in high school. Later influences include The Beatles, Neil Young, Chris Isaak, and the Brazilian artists Astrud and Bebel Gilberto. Influences from her time on Kauai, Hawaii are also evident in some of her work.


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