When we first hosted Jaimee Harris at MCC in January, 2018, her first record still wasn't released, and she had only appeared in a few shows on the east coast. Our email invitation included the line "While Jaimee has been performing around Texas since she was in high school, she's just starting to become known more broadly". But we knew when we first saw her perform in Austin that she was a special talent.
How things change. Since January 2018, Jaimee's record Red Rescue has won critical acclaim, she was recognized by Austin's Black Fret Society, and she has performed across North America and Europe pretty much non-stop. Jaimee is now splitting her time touring solo and with her band, and touring with Mary Gauthier. Along the way, she has shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Eliza Gilkyson, Gretchen Peters and others, at iconic venues including the Ryman and the Troubadour. And, somehow, she found time to show up here in March with Mary Gauthier for a private concert at MCC.
Eliza Gilkyson, who we hosted at MCC a few weeks ago, says of Jaimee, “There’s so much passion in Jaimee’s voice that you just want to climb inside it and hang out there forever. She is unafraid to channel the dark side of her own being... the woundedness is there, as well as the strength required to overcome it and redeem us all. That’s what good music can do.”
We are so happy for Jaimee and all that she's accomplished.
We're excited to welcome Jaimee back to MCC for her second (third?) appearance.
They are songwriters and storytellers. Performers. Solo artists and they often tour together. They are wife and husband, and they (combined) have recorded a total of 10 solo albums and one duo record. And, now, MCC is proud to welcome Courtney Patton and Jason Eady and Courtney Patton for a special 4:00PM Sunday afternoon show on September 22, 2019.
Courtney has been here before - in November 2016, sharing a show with our south Texas buddy (and Courtney's own BFF) Jamie Lin Wilson. Courtney has written and performed with Walt Wilkins, Bruce Robison, Jamie Lin Wilson, Cody Jinks, Sunny Sweeney, Brennen Leigh and Drew Kennedy, and of course Jamie Lin Wilson. Courtney's honey-dripping voice with its expansive Texas twang is umistakeably unique, and her lyrics fit their music like a hand in a glove.
Jason (aka Courtney's husband) is a Mississippi-bred singer/songwriter with a stripped-down, roots-oriented, blues-infused sound that starkly showcases the gritty elegance of his songwriting. Jason has written and performed with Jamie Lin Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Kevin Welch, Max Stalling and many others.
Recently, they've been touring and performing together - needless to say, we've seen each of them perform a bunch, but we've never been able to get to a show where they're performing together (other than on YouTube), so we're pretty excited about this show ourselves. We've been working for awhile to host them here at MCC, and we're happy to say it's happening. Won't you join us?
We're excited to welcome Courtney & Jason to MCC.