September 24, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | City Center Park
SILVER BAY MUSIC IN THE PARK
CITY CENTER PARK (near City Hall)
BRING CHAIRS AND BLANKETS
Courtney Yasmineh’s musical career has been anything but typical. After taking a decade-long break from music, Yasmineh eased back into music in the late 2000s and has already written and recorded four albums, the latest of which she’ll celebrate tonight with a release show at Bunker’s. And though she still manages to fly under the radar here in Minneapolis, the hard-touring artist has made seven treks abroad to tour Europe in the past three years alone.
Sitting for an interview at the historical Brewhouse Recording Studio where she tracked her album, Wake Me Up When It’s Over, Yasmineh speaks quietly and rapidly, leaning toward me as if she’s letting me in her secrets. Her voice has a rough edge to it but it softens as she reflects back on a life spent in, around, and away from music; somehow, as she speaks, she manages to come across as both vulnerable and tough.“
I love this story,” she says, her eyes lighting up as she spins another yarn. “And all of these years, I haven’t told it because I felt more ashamed about it. But then people started saying ‘This is your story. It would help people understand.’”