• The Riverview (map)
  • 3753 42nd Avenue South
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55406
  • United States

Her bells and whistles are her scorching lyrics and searing vocal delivery. Her vibe is older than old school and as fresh as the new world for women in music. Folk Punk. Rock Gospel. Take the medicine she administers and free your soul. This is Courtney Yasmineh. Eight studio albums of original true to the heart songs that bypass all falseness, all pretense. On electric or acoustic guitar, with a full band or absolutely alone on the stage, this powerful woman will rule the day. Her backstory is mythic, escaping from an insane family situation in Chicago to the Northwoods of Minnesota where she obsessed at seventeen over the recordings of Bob Dylan in a deserted cabin, all alone. A second escape from an early marriage to her lead guitarist at twenty-one. Many songs written, sung in little coffee shops and working class bars for years. One more grand escape, losing the mean doctor husband who said she was too old to have a career in music and that she was making a fool of herself to try. She took the three kids with her when she left. The kids are grown now and she is a full time touring and recording artist. She has had a promise on her lips and a dream in her eyes since she wrote and performed her first song at a big church in Chicago when she was ten years old. Courtney Yasmineh is making good on her dream, a dream that encompasses fifty years of the Great American Songbook, a dream that gives hope and inspiration to all.