Husband and wife team, Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish – My Darling Clementine – continue to forge ahead with their celebration of the classic country duets of the sixties and seventies with their fourth album, Still Testifying, which is due out in June.
The album finds the duo moving away from the tear and beer stained country laments of the earlier albums as they acknowledge the Memphis soul roots that began to infuse much of late sixties country. They had touched on this earlier with their song Going Back To Memphis on their Reconciliation album and on Still Testifying they recall the “comeback” Elvis ’69 sessions with Chips Moman at the controls and while there’s still some pedal steel there’s also a horn section in the mix.
So as the pair are still bickering (as the press release has it, “Why don’t we form a band?” said the husband. “Why don’t you empty the dishwasher?” said the wife), King and Dalgleish take their adventure one step further and if you’ve been to any of their shows you’ll understand that they capture this element of marital tension, disharmony and low down loving brilliantly as they translate it into some wonderful songs. You can catch them in action as they embark on a series of dates to support the album’s release.
1st Red Rooster Festival, SUFFOLK
2nd Ulverston Live, ULVERSTON
3rd The Junction, CAMBRIDGE
4th Musc Room @ The Phil, LIVERPOOL
7th The Islington, LONDON
9th The Met, BURY
10th The Hut, CORBY
11th The Old Stables, CRICKSLADE
28th Catstrand, DUMFRIES
29th Clark’s On Lindsay, DUNDEE
1st Old Fire Station, CARLISLE
2nd Birnam Arts, DUNKELD
6th Phoenix Arts EXETER
15th Americana Weekend BRISTOL