We’re rather big fans of Courtney Marie Andrews here at AUK and she’s just released a new track ‘Heart and Mind’, a standalone cut that she is putting out because in her own words she “wanted to write a song that embodies the importance of empowerment when you feel weakened my misrepresentation and/or sexual harassment.
The last time Courtney Marie Andrews played London was September last year when she was riding high after her appearance on Later with Jools Holland, selling out two nights at Bush Hall. I attended and reviewed these gigs here and thought it would be interesting to see how far she has come since last year … Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews, Islington Assembly Hall, 24th April 2018”
If ever there was a brighter star in the ascendancy then Arizona’s Courtney Marie Andrews hasn’t bumped into it yet. Over the last eighteen months the evocative and beguiling songstress has risen to the very summit of the genre, first on the back of her universally acclaimed – and utterly brilliant – ‘Honest Life’ album, … Continue reading “Interview: Courtney Marie Andrews”
‘May Your Kindness Remain’ is a very different album to Courtney Marie Andrews’ previous release ‘Honest Life’, less directly personal and far more sombre. Which is hardly surprising since the last album was driven by the breakup of a two year long relationship whilst ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ is in many ways a reaction to … Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews “May Your Kindness Remain” (Loose Music, 2018)”
Lovely, lovely NPR (Trump don’t like them, and my enemy’s enemy..) are today streaming the new album from Courtney Marie Andrews which we’ll have our own review of within the next week. They prelude the stream by noting the way that music challenges “the link between wealth and worth; of giving voice to the painfulness of … Continue reading “NPR streams new Courtney Marie Andrews for your delight”
From rising star Courtney Marie Andrews new album May The Kindness Remain, out on March 23rd, comes this heartbreaking and poignant song. Wonderful.
Despite being spread over 18 days Celtic Connections still throws up gig conflicts. Tonight Willie Vlautin is appearing up the road promoting his latest book, normally a must attend for Americana fans. However, we’ve plumped for Courtney Marie Andrews on the back of her last appearance in Glasgow when she and her band were in … Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews @Celtic Connections, O2 ABC Glasgow, 31st January 2018”
Loose has been one of our favourite labels since the beginning of time and their very own Courtney Marie Andrews won best female artist in the AUK end of year poll last year. Last week shared the title track from her forthcoming new album with NPR and it’s a belter, quietly striking in its suggestion that … Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews “May Your Kindness Remain” – Listen”
This was the second of two packed nights at Bush Hall and Courtney Marie Andrews and her band took to the stage and launched into Rookie Dreaming, the opening track from her current album Honest Life. Andrews’ vocals and her appearance at once suggest that you could be watching a young Joni Mitchell but it … Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews, Bush Hall, London, 5th September 2017”
Undoubtedly one of the hits of the year so far Courtney Marie Andrews returns to the UK at the end of August for a headlining tour, including two dates at Bush Hall on 4th and 5th September (Shepherd’s Bush, London). The second London date was added after public demand following her appearance on Later With … Continue reading “Loose Music to reissue Courtney Marie Andrews’ On My Page album as she returns to the UK for headlining tour”