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I do interviews from time to time and I am always asked the same question: Who are you influenced by? An incredibly great question, however, I always feel like I never answer it correctly.  I seem to pick 1-3 artists or bands and come to a loss for words.  After every interview I can think of so many band and artists that have absolutely shaped me and could not possibly recognize them all in one sitting.  This blog is all about that.  I wanted to publicly document, praise and thank the following artists and bands that have been brave and excellent and have been a part of my development.  This may take awhile ;) Gonna do my best to put these in order from 5 years old to present;)

 

Madonna

Michael Jackson

Cyndi Lauper

Prince

Dolly Parton

Depeche Mode

Erasure

Glass Tiger

Phil Collins

Pat Benatar

The Go Go's

Belinda Carlisle

The Everly Brothers

New Order

U2

Aretha Franklin

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Frederic Chopin

Claude Debussy

Patty Griffin

Sarah McLachlan

 

I am tired...to be continued;)

 

 

10,000 Maniacs

REM

Skid Row

Guns n Roses

Warrant

 

 

 

 

Travelling and good things happening! 

Hey everyone!

Its been awhile since I've blogged and I forgot to update our tour shenanigans here on the site as we primarily shared everything on FB. I will be sure to post some pics this week.   Allen and I had a blast on tour and it went really well.  We made some new fans and friends and look forward to another tour next year, probably Utah being one of our destinations.  As of now, I am in Europe, I have been on a little solo journey to do some things I have never done and see some things I have never seen.  YOLO right? My journey started in NYC, which is my favorite city in the world.  As usual, I had a blast there and met some new people and heard some great Jazz.  My next stop was London. It is a great city, I hung out in SOHO and saw Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, disappointed I didn't make Abbey Road, but I did get to do a tour of Shakespeare's Globe and hang out on the South Bank.  Next was the island of Crete in Greece, the cause of all this wanderlust.  A former student of mine, and someone I call friend as well, invited me to come to her wedding there.  I couldn't say no to the opportunity and decided to make this my epic first overseas journey.  Being that Crete was so close to Italy, I thought "why not?".  I have always wanted to go to Italy and figured Rome would be a great starter city.  I absolutely adored Crete and Rome.  I love the people, the languages and the architecture.  I had a cute cat who liked to keep me company at my hotel in Italy, he was adorable!  I got up early this morning and headed to Termini Station to take a train to the airport to get to my final destination before returning home, which is Paris.    I am currently in an internet cafe in Pisa with many hours to kill before my plane leaves, so I figured I would get caught up on some things. 

 

So, a few things happening:

 

My new record COURTNEY CHAMBERS LIVE is available now! It will be available in the online store soon, but in the meantime, just message me to purchase a copy.  It will be available on itunes, amazon and CDbaby.com as well.

Belinda Carlisle's new record "Wilder Shores"  is due to be released September 29th!!  I had the honor of playing acoustic guitar on her new album, she is a legend and classy lady, not to mention, one of my vocal heroines.  Turns out the 30th Anniversary edition of "Heaven is A Place on Earth" will be released the same day!

AUGUST 19th! I have my next show with my band at Willie Boys in Morongo Valley, we are playing on the bill with 5th Town!

October 7th&8th: I will be performing at the inaugural Desert Oasis Festival!!!  I am thrilled and beside myself to be on this bill and perform at this venue, The Empire Polo Grounds! The 2 day lineup includes: Damien Marley, Warren G, Moziaq, Rebelution, Reel Big Fish, Los Lobos, E-40, The Green, Kinky, Spankshaft, Inner Circle, Fishbone, Murs, JBoog, Steel Pulse and More!!!  I'll be performing Oct 7 at 4pm!!!

             get your tix at www.desertoasismusicfestival.com

xoxo

C

#uptonogoodtour Kick Off Show! 

Allen and I are gearing up for our first tour together.  Our friends from Caxton and 5th Town are helping send us off in style.  I'll be joined by Armando Flores on bass and Dominic Jimenez on Drums! Gonna be a great night at The Hood! <3

Happy New Year! 

Hey everyone!
Much happening this year and I'm very excited about it!  Gonna get started mixing the acoustic live record and expected to be released this spring in time for our Up To No Good West Coast Tour.  My guitarist and always trusty side kick Allen Morris will be joining me on tour and sharing his amazing music as well. When we get back we will be recording a live full band record with my guys due to be released 2018 and I'm really excited about this.  Somewhere in all of that I'll be breaking ground on my 5th studio album due to be released 2019.  Whew! Also, looking forward to doing more band shows this year and teaming up with some great local bands here in the desert. Men's T's and new stickers are going to here next month, so be on the look out at shows and right here on my website!
Cheers!
CC

Girls Tank Tops and Our first ever Live Recording! 

Hey everyone!
Girls Tank Tops are in and I have sizes Small through XL.  I will be building an online store, but in the meantime, if you would like to purchase one, email me your address, size and you can send $23 via paypal to courtney.chambers@live.com. 

Also! OCTOBER 1ST! We will be having a very special show at The Tack Room Tavern.  We will be recording our first ever acoustic live record.  Come out and be a part of an historic night for us.  5th Town will be opening the show at 9pm outside under the stars. 

2017 TOUR! 

Well, its official.  My trusty sidekick Allen Morris and I are planning a tour next Summer 2017 and we would like to know where YOU would like us to play! If you would like us to play your town, write us and let us know!!! Looking forward to a fun summer tour with you all!
Cheers!
Courtney Chambers

CV WEEKLY MUSIC AWARDS and MERCH! 

I've been nominated for best female vocalist for the 2016 CV Weekly Music Awards.  What an honor! This town has certainly taken me under their wing:) The awards ceremony takes place at The Riviera Hotel in Palm Springs May 22nd.  www.coachellavalleyweekly.com  for tix!  Also, just got a new shipment of stickers and T's are coming soon.  Unisex T's and girls tanks.  Will keep you posted when they arrive!
Much love and see you guys out there!
xoxo
Courtney <3

A new project coming soon! 

I've always wanted to do a live record.  So I've decided to embark on a journey to record a live acoustic record and a live band record.  The recordings will take place at venues in The Coachella Valley and Orange County.  Please come out and support these shows and be a part of this journey!
Peace and love
Courtney

Record Store Day! 

Hey everyone! 
Sorry it has been so long since my last post.  This Saturday I will be performing at Old Towne Vinyl in Orange for Record Store Day with my most wonderful guitarist Allen Morris.  Been a long time since I have performed in the OC so very much looking forward to seeing old friends!:)

THIS WEEK! 

Hey Everyone!
Some cool things happening this week!

Thursday, 8am, I will be on the air with Jimi Fitz on CV 1043
tune into www.cv1043.com

Saturday, 5-8pm I'll be performing at The River in Rancho Mirage 
alongside my buddies Allen Morris on guitar
and Armando Flores on bass

See you all out there!
Cheers!
Courtney

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