BREAKTHROUGH U.S. SINGER SONGWRITER PLOTS MORE
UK DATES & FESTIVAL APPEARANCES
‘MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN’
ONE OF THE ALBUMS OF THE YEAR – OUT NOW ON LOOSE
“May Your Kindness Remain confirms Andrews’ rise. It’s a brilliant record, proof that old forms can still be timeless.”
“Andrews may be the finest young singer-songwriter in America”
“one of this year’s best albums”
Following the release of her rave-reviewed new album – ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ earlier this year, COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS is delighted to announce a run of full band shows this Summer, plus a string of unmissable solo acoustic dates in December.
Situated around her keenly anticipated appearance at Green Man Festival in Wales this year, Courtney and band will also make tracks to Colchester, Nottingham, Norwich and Southampton the following week.
Then returning this December with just a guitar to hand, Courtney will embark on a run of lower-key seasonal solo shows in the run up to Christmas, with gigs scheduled the length and breadth of the country.
Full dates and details as follows:
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – TOUR DATES
AUGUST DATES (FULL BAND SHOWS)
18 Aug – GREEN MAN FESTIVAL Wales (UK)
19 Aug – COLCHESTER Little Rabbit Barn (UK)
20 Aug – NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms (UK)
21 Aug – NORWICH Arts Centre (UK)
22 Aug – SOUTHAMPTON Talking Heads (UK)
DECEMBER DATES (SOLO)
02 Dec – BELFAST Black Box (UK)
03 Dec – LONDON Union Chapel (UK)
04 Dec – BIRMINGHAM Glee Club (UK)
05 Dec – BRISTOL Colston Hall Foyer (UK)
06 Dec – OXFORD St Barnabas (UK)
07 Dec – POCKLINGTON Arts Centre (UK)
08 Dec – PERTH Joan Knight Studio (UK)
09 Dec – GLASGOW Great Eastern (UK)
10 Dec – LERWICK Mareel Arts (UK)
Tickets are on sale now via the Loose Label website here:
With The Telegraph suggesting Courtney may be “the finest young singer-songwriter in America” and The Financial Times hailing her latest record as “one of this year’s best albums”, “May Your Kindness Remain’ was released earlier this year to raft of glowing 4 and 5 star reviews.
As such it perhaps comes as no surprise that only halfway through the year, Courtney’s sublime new album has already been shortlisted in a number of Album of the Year lists including The Guardian’s Best albums of 2018 so far, NPR Music’s top 40 Favorite Albums of 2018 (So Far), Paste Magazine‘s 20 Best Albums of 2018 (So Far), Saving Country Music’s Best Country Albums of 2018 So Far, plus Rolling Stone Magazine who included it in their list of 25 Best Country and Americana Albums of 2018 So Far.
Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), ‘May Your Kindness Remain‘ was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A. In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walter (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals).
Of the album and the inspiration behind its ten songs, Andrews comments, “The people that I’ve met on the road these past few years got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues. People are constantly chasing that bigger life. A lot of people are poor in America—and because of those unattainable goals, they’re also mentally unstable, or sad, or depressed or unfulfilled. A lot of people—myself included at some point in my life—are loving somebody through this. That’s sort of the theme of the record: coming to terms with depression and the reality of the world we’re living in.”
UK fans fell for Courtney’s breakthrough album Honest Life last year, when as the BBC put it, she became an “overnight success” after 10 years trying to break into the business. UK media such as The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times compared her music to the work of classic artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell alongside modern references such as Laura Marling and Julie Byrne. Mesmerised by her unique and timeless sound, which blends indie folk rock and country, media were also charmed by her persistence and drive Courtney has been on the road since she was 16 years old, when she left home in Arizona for her first tour. For the next decade she was a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado – but she never stopped writing her own material. The resulting album Honest Life received its European release in January 2017, becoming one of the biggest breakthrough records of 2017 in the UK, with 4-5 star reviews from publications including Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Mojo and Q Magazine, as well as reaching #1 on the Official U.K. Americana Chart and #1 on the Independent Album Breakers Chart, remaining in the Americana Chart for 18 consecutive weeks In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…With Jools Holland” programme. Honest Life received a nomination for International Album Of The Year with Courtney receiving a nomination for International Artist Of The Year at the UK Americana Awards.
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS – ‘MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN’ – IS OUT NOW ON LOOSE
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FURTHER PRAISE FOR COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS
“The comparisons to Emmylou Harris this 27-year-old Phoenix native has received are only reinforced by her understated heartache… loneliness and melancholy rarely sound this positive.” ★★★★
“By God, it was marvellous. Don’t miss her next time she comes around.”
“Some vocalists seem born to sing about sorrow, the catch in their voices conveying emotion with an intensity others can only dream of. Andrews is a natural in this department. …Backed by a superb band, the Arizonian alternates between fragile keen and full-throated roar, both mesmerising”
THE SUNDAY TIMES
“an impressive balance between darkness and light, between the vulnerable and the strong, seeking out the worthwhile in the everyday… An album of sustained emotional connection that leaves you all the better for hearing it”
“Andrews’ latest offering marks the full flowering of a considerable talent…”
“Ten years into her recording career, Andrews’ time is now”
“the prolific Arizona singer-songwriter comes of age… Her songs evoke Joni Mitchell, with rockier guitars”
THE DAILY MAIL