I would like to support this artist. She came into my life some two weeks ago. I believe she needs support right now. A place to live with her six month old child, in an intentional community, preferably a stable environment in a community that cherishes earthbound community cooperative style of living and non-violence communication. I don't know much of her and I don't want to know more than she herself is reveiling. But I wished her to be able to keep her baby and find a permanent residence. She found one that suits her needs and ideas and philosophy, but a place would be available only in around a year.
She made a living, a nomad life as she describes it, with her music. Being a mother now she wants to arrive somewhere and settle. She sings and produces and composes herself. There is a transition to be made and all I know is that she should be able to make music and keep her child and make a living. She started a kickstart fundraiser with her Songs for Solomon. As she expresses it:
"This project marks the beginning of my journey as being a singer/songwriter AND a single mother. Thanx 4 the support."The kickstart fundraiser ran for two weeks and has expired.
May be you listen a bit to her songs you find on her various linked pages below and if you feel touched and inclined, please consider to buy her music or donate a bit. If you know a community that might fit with what she is looking for, get in touch with her. Thank You.
Growing up with a musically gifted mother, Courtney Dowe began writing songs from a very early age. She does not think of her relationship to music as a career as much as a calling. Guided by the philosophy that music should be accessible to as many people as possible and in as many ways as possible she has performed in places as humble as subway stations and as legendary as The Filmore in San Francisco. Her interest in human rights has inspired "protest songs" ranging from the subject of police brutality in the United States to the persecution of Falun Gong by the Communist Regime in China. She is not just an artist she is an adventurer who reflects the nature of her life into her music. If you want to find out where her latest journeys have taken her - just listen.I heard her for the first time at at Bloombars. This is certainly very descriptive of her work:
If its true the world is awakening to a new consciousness reflected in an underground movement of grassroots artists and musicians committed to social change, then Courtney Dowe is certainly one of its torchbearers. As she completes her debut album (scheduled for release this summer), and embarks on a cross-country tour this spring, look for Courtney to push her blend of musician/activist into the mainstream. And when she returns, she will pick up nursing the seed she planted at BloomBars as an Artist in Bloom resident fellow.She has hundreds of songs not yet recorded. Unfortunately the ones I heard at BloomBars that I really liked a lot are among them. I hope she will find support.
The best way to listen to her music is to browse through these pages:
Now why don't you continue your Saturday night dailykos diaries browsing with some background music by Courtney Dowe.
Good night and thanks for listening.
Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 4:51 PM PT: Here is her last project, Baby Mama Records. Her vision for this label is to exclusively promote and support artists who are also single mothers. Feel free to refer any super gifted moms that you think would be interested in being included in this vision.