Courtney Marie Andrews plays NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

We leave you this weekend dear reader in much the same way as we left you last weekend – that’s right, it’s Courtney Marie Andrews Friday on AUK, and this week we bring you one of NPR’s lovely little Tiny Desk Concerts which she performed earlier this week, described by NPR as “a shining example of why the songs of Courtney Marie Andrews endure” that showcases the “subtleties that make her music sustain and strengthen over many listens.” It won’t embed for some reason but you can find it over at NPR here. Have a good one!

Video Premiere: Martha Scanlan “Las Cruces”

Here’s a lovely song from Martha Scanlan, taken from her latest album ‘The River And The Light’, which, in her eloquent words, “is tied to currents, almost like human stories told by rivers, different points on the journey flowing into each other”.   A beautiful video directed by Kier Atherton accompanies it too and and we like it a lot.

Video Premiere: Dean Owens “Mother”

Slightly in advance of Mother’s Day we have Dean Owens and his new single, a song he co-wrote with Danny Wilson and Will Kimbrough taken from his excellent latest album, ‘Southern Wind‘, the title track of which won Song Of The Year at this year’s UK Americana Association awards.  The single is out on 31 March and he’s also on tour in America in April/May and the UK in June.