Cliche Magazine Oct/Nov 2017 - Page 114

CHASING DREAMS P icking up your life and moving to a new place is not an easy task for anyone, but sometimes it can bring about great things. Singer/songwri- ter Courtney Graf was struggling to find her sound as a solo artist in New York. She hadn’t found a producer that quite unders- 114 tood her unique style until she whimsically decided to rent a car and go to the beach. The beach seems as good a place as any to grasp incredible opportunity, right? While jamming out with some people she had met earlier, Graf was introduced to someone who eventually led her to her producer and current band mate, Lamont Coleman. The band, Broken Halleluyah, com- posed of Graf and Coleman, relocated to Nashville to chase their dreams together. “Moving to Nashville was more of a spiritual journey for me,” says Graf. The pressures of New York were taking a toll