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2021 Listings: Monday, June 21st

Courtney Preis

I was born and raised in a teeny-tiny-rural town in Connecticut. Since I was five years old, I always knew I wanted be a singer songwriter. At 14, I taught myself how to play the guitar and I’ve been turning my emotions into songs ever since (perfect for the angsty teen years). When I was 18, I moved to San Diego and that’s where things took a turn. I was hitting every open mic night I could, gigging every weekend (even if no one in the room was listening). I was super clear on my path, then I discovered my love for FARMING. I realized that being out on the field, hands in the dirt, sewing seeds/watching them grow, was such a similar thing to writing a song. They’re both full of MAGIC. In order to do both, you have to be completely present, patient, and let go of control. Anyway, I stopped gigging and started working on organic farms. I found that farming was the juice to writing songs that had been missing for so long. I now live in Topanga, CA as a songwriter and Farmer.

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