Genre: Indie / Acoustic / Soul


Alain de Courtenay writes songs rooted in sparse, unaffected, yet altogether powerful poetry. A 24 year-old Chicago native, Alain has exhausted nearly a decade developing this rare and distinctive writing style, consistently producing music that moves, evokes, and inspires. In 2005, Alain joined classically accomplished violinist, TJ Callanta, to help advance his work. Together, they have since cultivated a repertoire of poignant musical compositions, hoping to deepen each song’s lyrical and emotional essences. Over the past 3 years, Alain has performed at many of Chicago’s reputable music venues including The Abbey Pub, The Double Door, and Navy Pier. He has also been fortunate enough to share the bill with well-established musicians such as Switchback, Katie Todd, and Stephanie Dosen. Most recently, Alain and TJ were asked to open for Indie music sensations DeVotchKa on their Midwest tour, where performances were held at The Vogue in Indianapolis, First Avenue in Minneapolis, and the legendary Vic Theatre back home in Chicago. Other notable venues Alain and TJ have played at include The Whisky A-Go-Go and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, DePaul University, Indiana University, and Valparaiso University. Currently, Alain is promoting his debut album, "The Pregnant Letter", now available.




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