Greetings From the Left Coast!
Frequent guest artist on "The Time Machine", singer-songwriter Courtney Jaye pokes her head in the doorway and gives us an update on what she has been up to.
Hello my little nuggets,
It has been a while since I have written and I figured I would give ya'll an update as to what has been going on in my world in the past couple of months. Well lot's of changes, that's what:)
The biggest news is that I have decided to form a country band with my dear buddy / collaborator / box wine drinking friend, Mr. Thad Cockrell. I met Thad when I moved to Nashville and we wrote our first song in February. Before I knew it, he quickly became one of my favorite people to write / work with. I mean, when you have as much fun as we have, it really doesn't even feel like WORK. and then there is the "singing with Thad" part. In my life, I have met alot of people over the years that I have felt a strong and profound musical connection with. But singing with Thad is up at the top of my list. When you sing with someone and it just kinda flows, you gotta take notice. So we did, we formed a band and our name is "Silverwing"...rad. At the moment, all we have are really lo-fi garageband demo's that we recorded usually right after we wrote each particular song. They are fun /funny(?) demo's and very, very rough, so have at it and enjoy for the time being until we can get in the studio and make a "real" record;)
For anyone that doesn't know Thad's music, well, well well, have I got a treat for you. He's in my top friends list on MySpace and you should check him out. He's made some amazing solo records over the years and most recently, he made a CLASSIC record with Caitlin Cary, formerly of the band "Whiskeytown". The record is called "Begonia's" and I easlily rate it as one of my favorite albums of the past few years.
Next up is that I have been asked to host a television show that will be airing on the CW network called "Center Stage". It's sort of like a cross between "Austin City Limits" and "Sessions at West 54th Wtreet" (two of my favorite music shows over the years). We taped the first one in June, my first guest was the artist from England named "Mika" and he's fantastic. From what I understand the show is airing in Atlanta and then will be airing in 12 major markets in August. I haven't seen the finished product yet, but I'm stoked to be a part of a show like this, tailor made for good, quality, live music. God bless America.
In other news, I am currently out in Los Angeles working on some things that are kind of secret right now...SORRY! I hate keeping secrets and frankly, I suck at it, but bare with me...I will be able to share the news with you in the coming months...
Last night I got to see my friend Neal Casal, of the band "The Cardinals", play at the Wilshire Theater backing the one and only Ryan Adams and it was on fire. I went with my friend Jeremy Lister, who happens to be visiting from Nashville, but he is currently in town working on his new record...and let me tell you how great it is to see a killer live show when you yourself are in the process of creating something. It inspires to no end and that is a beautiful thing. Along with being an amazing solo artist (www.myspace.com/nealcasal), Neal is also a killer photographer. check him out, yo.
Other than that, I've gotten to experience some pretty rad things in the past few months and I'm totally blessed, I gotta tell ya. Once again, thank you all for the continued support. I love to know that you are out there and you are listening and that rules.
Big hugs and take care,
Posted by Courtney Jaye
The Time Machine
Friday, July 20, 2007 at 2:47 PM
Well...we have secrets too...so there.
Courtney's music has had a home on our playlists and in our hearts since her debut release. Be sure to pick up a copy of her first album, "Traveling Light" and keep an eye peeled out for CJ's upcoming release "Bamboo Moon" and cross your fingers for a future Silverwings release. Sample "Are You With Me?", available at iTunes, you can also get a sampling of what she's been up to lately (including both "Til It Bleeds" and "The Sweetest Tune" which are getting some positive response from our radio listeners on the studio lines) at her website www.courtneyjaye.com and also Courtney Jaye's MySpace Music Profile