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Courtney Barnett
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Barnett performing in February 2014
Background information
Birth name Courtney Melba Barnett
Born 3 November 1987 (1987-11-03) (age 33)
Sydney, Australia
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2009–present
Labels
  • Milk!
  • Marathon Artists
  • Mom + Pop
  • House Anxiety
Associated acts Jen Cloher, Immigrant Union, Kurt Vile

Courtney Melba Barnett (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician.

Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, Barnett attracted attention with the release of her debut EP, I've Got A Friend Called Emily Ferris. International interest from the UK and North American music press came with the release of The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in October 2013. At her well-received performances at the CMJ Music Marathon, Barnett was mentioned by both Rolling Stone and The New York Times as a standout performer.

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