FFF Fest artist spotlight: Courtney Barnett
Artist: Courtney Barnett
From: Melbourne, Australia
At the fest: 3:35 p.m. Sat., Orange stage
About the artist: With a sly, self-deprecating sense of humor, the Australian singer-songwriter deadpans witty lyrics over jangly, garage pop. Her charm comes from both her decidedly un-fancy demeanor and an innate ability to tease unexpected magic out of ordinary situations with keen wordplay.
It’s been a big year for the 26-year-old artist, with well-received sets at Lollapalooza and Coachella, a late night TV debut on Jimmy Fallon and ample comparisons to Dylan. She’s also slated to return to Austin for SXSW 2015, so it’s a good bet to get ahead of the crowd and catch her now.
Could share a bill with: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Tegan and Sara, Jenny Lewis