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 enduring poverty; of articulating working-class coping strategies and aspirations. Merle Haggard, for one, was a master at delivering workingman’s despair with stoic dignity. The unguarded emotion of May Your Kindness Remain, a new, Mark Howard-produced album from singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews, may be unseemly by comparison, but it’s ideally calibrated for our moment.”
You can read the whole piece and listen to the full album stream of “May Kindness Remain” over at NPR here or if you are a man/woman in the hurry then please take this from the taster menu.