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The Getaway Girl / Bio

Living up to her moniker as The Getaway Girl, Courtney Leigh Jones recently did something many East Coasters do: she fled to the sunnier shores of California. The 27-year-old brought to town her songwriting skills she’d exercised in bands while living in North Carolina, a knack to play back anything she hears despite not knowing chords, and a determination to master the keys in original songs. And, like you’d suspect, she did so in perfect getaway form. “Once I moved out to California I was locking myself in my room for hours trying to figure out new chord progressions,” she says. The sweet result? Her solo musical project now greets listeners as a piano pop endeavor dripping in spacey ambiance and affecting lyrics that can bounce with a lighthearted bop or amble with languid fluidity reminiscent of Missy Higgins. Informed by her love of indie rock, bluegrass, Western nuances and ’60s pop that followed her through a cross-country journey during which she jotted down what bands she listened to in each part of the trek—Grizzly Bear in Big Sky Country, the Beatles in the Midwest—Jones’ Say it Through the Flowers EP gently cascades through four songs reflective of her new life. "Say It Through The Flowers is a German expression, the equivalent of sugar-coating," says Jones, " That's what this project is. Taking things that aren't always easy to say and presenting them in a positive, decorated manner." With a live performance exuding joy and unique theatricality, rewritten transitions, instrumental sections and the occasional 60's cover, fans can expect a different experience with each performance. Now, with a growing fan base and a new EP Give Down The Country, The Getaway Girl, it seems, is here to stay.

General Info

Band Members
Courtney Leigh Jones
Artist Name
The Getaway Girl
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/thegetawaygirl
Active Since
06/07
Genres
Pop / Indie Rock / Blues

Contact Info

Location
Austin, TX
Manager
Courtney Leigh Jones