Courtney Barnett

"Avant Gardener" 

When we met up with the Australian songwriter Courtney Barnett during CMJ in NYC, it was her first time in the states. She had been staying in a long and narrow Chinatown studio apartment sublet for a couple of days to play a bunch of shows during the festival. She was loving NYC as any musician coming to the US for the first time would.
 
It was a Thursday morning when she invited us into her temporary home to play us "Avant Gardener," a song off her debut album, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas.  She had literally just woken up after a night playing shows which led to a very pleasant and relaxed version of the song.