Courtney Barnett Covers Elyse Weinberg’s ‘Houses’ -
Courtney Barnett performs in the ABC Melbourne Studio Foyer celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Archie Roach album Charcoal Road. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Courtney Barnett Covers Elyse Weinberg’s ‘Houses’

by Paul Cashmere on August 15, 2018

in News

Courtney Barnett has released a limited edition vinyl of a rare Canadian find, Elyse Weinberg’s ‘Houses’.

Elyse was a potential star after building a reputation out of Toronto in the late 60s. In 1969 she released her first album ‘Elyse’’.

Elyse Weinberg was discovered and mentored by Mama Cass and recorded her debut album for Bill Cosby’s one-time record label Tetragrammaton. It took Elyse 40 years to release her second album ‘In My Own Sweet Time’ in 2009 although she did record an album ‘Greasepaint Smile’ in 1972, which was released in 2015). That album featured ‘Houses’ with Neil Young on guitar.

In a statement Courtney Barnett said,

Recently I found myself on tour with a night off. My friend Janet invited me to her house for a home-cooked meal where we ate beautiful food, shared stories, and played with Mac the old dog. Late in the evening Janet pulled out a record titled ‘Elyse’. The artwork reminded me of Joni Mitchell’s Ladies Of the Canyon. I fell in love with this mysterious artist and in particular the song ‘Houses’. Rumour has it Neil Young is playing the lead guitar line. I flipped the record over but couldn’t find his name in the credits. Elyse Weinberg once said of her life in music “the plan is to remember who i really am”. I liked that.

I recorded a cover of ‘Houses’ a couple of months ago at Spotify’s Studios in NYC .

Courtney’s version of ‘Houses’ is out as a limited edition vinyl release.

Courtney Barnett will spend the remainder of 2018 on tour.

Australia and New Zealand
Fri 17 Aug – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide *
Sat 18 Aug – Metropolis, Fremantle *
Weds 22 Aug – The Tivoli, Brisbane *
Thurs 23 Aug – Sydney Opera House
Sat 25 Aug – Sydney Opera House
Tues 28 Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland *
Weds 29 Aug – The Powerstation, Auckland * SOLD OUT
Thurs 30 Aug – Opera House, Wellington *
Sat 1 Sept – Festival Hall, Melbourne *

USA and Canada
Sat 29 Sept – Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre ++ SOLD OUT
Sun 30 Sept – Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre ++
Tues 2 Oct – Phoenix, AZ at The Van Buren ++
Wed 3 Oct – San Diego, CA at The Observatory North Park ++
Fri 5 Oct – Los Angeles, CA at The Greek Theatre ++
Mon 8 Oct – Seattle, WA at Paramount Theatre ++
Tues 9 Oct – Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre ++
Wed 10 Oct – Vancouver, BC at Vogue Theatre ++ SOLD OUT
Thurs 11 Oct – Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom ++
Fri 12 Oct – Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom ++ SOLD OUT
Sun 14 Oct – Oakland, CA at Treasure Island Music Festival
Wed 17 Oct – Milwaukee, WI at Pabst Theatre ++
Thurs 18 Oct – Chicago, IL at Riviera Theatre ++ JUST ANNOUNCED
Fri 19 Oct – Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE ++
Sun 21 Oct – Boston, MA at House of Blues ++
Tues 23 Oct – Philadelphia, PA at The Fillmore ++
Thurs 25 Oct – Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works ++
Sat 27 Oct – Austin, TX at Stubb’s ++

UK and Europe
Sat 1 Nov – Berlin at Huxleys Neue Welt +
3 Nov – Stockholm at Kagelbanan +
4 Nov – Copenhagen at Vega +
5 Nov – Oslo at Rockerfeller Music Hall +
7 Nov – Paris at Casino De Paris +
9 Nov – Wiesbaden at Schlachthof +
11 Nov – Kortrijk at Sonic City Festival +
12 Nov – Dublin at Olympia Theatre +
14 Nov – London at O2 Brixton Academy +
15 Nov – Oxford at O2 Academy +
16 Nov – Brighton at The Dome +
18 Nov – Cardiff at The Great Hall +
19 Nov – Birmingham at O2 Academy 1 +
20 Nov – Glasgow at O2 Academy +
21 Nov – Newcastle at Northumbria University +

* with East Brunswick All Girls Choir
++ with Waxahatchee
+ with Laura Jean

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