“Courtney Lynn and Quinn’s worlds collided in Los Angeles for a brief time in the summer of 2012. The musical sparks began flying, but it wasn’t until 2015 when the two met again in Phoenix where late-night writing sessions would quietly lay the groundwork for their musical future. With growing confidence in their abilities, they traveled further east to Charlotte, NC in 2016, with a promise to delve deeper into their artistic pursuits.
Courtney would go on to record her first solo record “Wander Years,” a diary of her life growing up fast in small-town Indiana and her wanderlust across the country. The album opener “Side Roads” evokes an adventurous spirit, with driving violin parts and confident, layered vocal melodies. “Wandering Soul” ends the album on a bittersweet note, expressing the vulnerability of leaving love behind with flowing harmonies and a sincere emotional complexity.
Channeling inspiration from songwriters like Brandi Carlile, the vocal harmonies of groups like Joseph, and the soulful grit of bands like Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, the group honed their sound in The Queen City. Their bright personalities, riveting live performances, and captivating songwriting have been garnering the attention of industry talent nationwide. Recently they’ve been featured as a standout artist on NPR’s Charlotte music playlist ‘Amplifier,’ featured in Queen City Nerve, performed on NBC’s ‘Charlotte Today,’ and won the national Songwriter Universe Contest for their original music. The band maintains a busy performance schedule across Charlotte and The Carolinas, with plans in motion for regional and national tours. The group is also deep in the recording process for their debut album – a darker, grittier, and more soulful expression of their sound and growth as a band.”
- When: Friday, September 6
- Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
- Location: River Jam Stage
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: Events are scheduled to proceed rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the USNWC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel live music performances.