The Getaway Girl
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The Getaway Girl

Santa Cruz, California, United States | SELF

Santa Cruz, California, United States | SELF
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As Getaway Girl, local singer-songwriter Courtney Jones displays her virtuosity with the piano, crafting gorgeous and captivating songs in the vein of fellow piano-based singer-songwriters like Regina Spektor. Getaway Girl imbues a familiar style of music with a fresh new perspective, using her experiences in the world to break away from the pack and set herself apart from everyone else. Tune in Friday night at 8:30 to hear Getaway Girl perform songs from her new EP, Say It Through The Flowers, and to hear about her upcoming performance next Friday night at the Asana Tea House in downtown Santa Cruz.

These and more if you tune in to 88.1fm or go online to www.kzsc.org tonight around 8:30 and listen to The Rising Tide on KZSC Santa Cruz!
- KZSC Santa Cruz


As Getaway Girl, local singer-songwriter Courtney Jones displays her virtuosity with the piano, crafting gorgeous and captivating songs in the vein of fellow piano-based singer-songwriters like Regina Spektor. Getaway Girl imbues a familiar style of music with a fresh new perspective, using her experiences in the world to break away from the pack and set herself apart from everyone else. Tune in Friday night at 8:30 to hear Getaway Girl perform songs from her new EP, Say It Through The Flowers, and to hear about her upcoming performance next Friday night at the Asana Tea House in downtown Santa Cruz.

These and more if you tune in to 88.1fm or go online to www.kzsc.org tonight around 8:30 and listen to The Rising Tide on KZSC Santa Cruz!
- KZSC Santa Cruz


Living up to her moniker as The Getaway Girl, Courtney Jones recently did something many East Coasters do: she fled to the sunnier shores of California. But it wasn’t without incident. Only one state away from her home in Virginia, Jones’ old Jeep Cherokee, which was lugging the singer/songwriter, her Yamaha mock grand piano and her acoustic guitar, beckoned for attention and started overheating. Trudging onward, a year ago she landed in Santa Cruz after, she recalls, “the welcoming committee at the border of California said, ‘Welcome to California—and just so you know, your car is shooting out black smoke!’” Along with that fixer-upper, the 24-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, 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. The last song, “Ocean” sings about a desire to live in a house by the ocean, a new welcome reality for the endearing songstress. “I think when I finally got out to California it was sort of like the light went on,” she says. “I felt like this might be a good place to camp out for awhile.” One Getaway Girl, it seems, is here to stay.
- Good Times Santa Cruz


Living up to her moniker as The Getaway Girl, Courtney Jones recently did something many East Coasters do: she fled to the sunnier shores of California. But it wasn’t without incident. Only one state away from her home in Virginia, Jones’ old Jeep Cherokee, which was lugging the singer/songwriter, her Yamaha mock grand piano and her acoustic guitar, beckoned for attention and started overheating. Trudging onward, a year ago she landed in Santa Cruz after, she recalls, “the welcoming committee at the border of California said, ‘Welcome to California—and just so you know, your car is shooting out black smoke!’” Along with that fixer-upper, the 24-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, 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. The last song, “Ocean” sings about a desire to live in a house by the ocean, a new welcome reality for the endearing songstress. “I think when I finally got out to California it was sort of like the light went on,” she says. “I felt like this might be a good place to camp out for awhile.” One Getaway Girl, it seems, is here to stay.
- Good Times Santa Cruz


Discography

Give Down The Country EP
Say It Through The Flowers EP

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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 25-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, a spot as a Troubador at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, and a new EP, Give Down The Country, The Getaway Girl, it seems, is here to stay.