That’s the meteorological autumn to you. My Darling Clementine, the now well established side project of husband and wife Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, have announced a run of September and October UK dates, including a show a London’s St Pancras Old Church on October 31st. The duo released their fourth album ‘Still Testifying’ last summer, musically taking them another step away from the classic country / country-politan style evident on the band’s debut from 2013. Their follow up album ‘The Reconciliation’ featuring Richard Hawley’s team, as well as iconic Texan Kinky Friedman, hinted at a more soulful direction, whilst 2015 saw a story and song collaboration with crime writer Mark Billingham, ‘The Other Half’, which included an album, audiobook and a live show.
As the press release attests: “Still Testifying may have been recorded in South London over the summer of 2016, but the warm southern winds of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana were clearly blowing along Tooting High Street, straight into the Gold Top Studio. And yet, the English north wind doth also blow, down from the Lancastrian and Yorkshire moors.” Indeed it doth.
Here are those dates along with a track from their latest album.
My Darling Clementine UK Dates 2018
Friday 7th September – Chapel Arts, Bath
Saturday 8th September – The Plough @ The George, South Molton
Sunday 9th September – Acorn Arts, Penzance
Friday 21st September – Acapela, Cardiff
Sunday 23rd September – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
Sunday 7th October – Henry Tudor House, Shrewsbury
Thursday 11th October – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
Sunday 13th October – The Music Room at The Phil, Liverpool
Wednesday 17th October – The Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Thursday 18th October – Night People, Manchester
Friday 19th October – Musicport Festival, Whitby (The Other Half with Mark Billingham)
Saturday 20th October – The Ent Shed, Bedford
Wednesday 31st October – St Pancras Old Church, London