Courtney Marie Andrews “How You Get Hurt” – Listen

The new album ‘Old Flowers‘ is out on the 24th of this month on Loose / Fat Possum Records, but you can hear this masterclass in aching right now.  Courtney Marie Andrews doesn’t hold back on ‘How You Get Hurt‘, reciting a string of romantic recollections and then stomping them underfoot.  What’s the point in falling in love “if it doesn’t work out“? Bruised is to put it mildly to describe the vocal. Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews “How You Get Hurt” – Listen”

Video: Courtney Marie Andrews “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault”

We start the week with a new video from the wonderful Courtney Marie Andrews.  She says: “This is a song rooted in taking ownership of our own story and pain and the message was something I’d tried to put in a song for a long time.”  As you would expect of Andrews, the lyrics and vocal performance are simply beautiful.  Continue reading “Video: Courtney Marie Andrews “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault””

10 Americana songs with great lyrics

Mark Underwood continues with the fourth in his irregular features on music by great songwriters with great lyrics, this time taking you through classics from the likes of Gretchen Peters, Kathleen Edwards, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits. Continue reading “10 Americana songs with great lyrics”

Classic Americana Albums: Courtney Marie Andrews “Honest Life” (Loose, 2017)

Courtney Marie Andrews ‘Honest Life’ beholds some life-affirming writing. The use of confessional and observational writing coupled with the liquid cool backdrop of the band make this album quite simply, an unmissable modern-day classic of Americana. Released in the good company of the Mama Bird Recording Co in 2016 and Loose in 2017, this album put Andrews in good stead for the future, but getting there did not manifest overnight. This makes it one of the most alluring features as it was actually Andrews’ 6th album, shining a light on the fact that dedication and passion will ultimately prevail. Continue reading “Classic Americana Albums: Courtney Marie Andrews “Honest Life” (Loose, 2017)”

Video: Courtney Marie Andrews “Burlap String”

Here is the new video from Courtney Marie Andrews, featuring stunning landscapes, lyrical storytelling and her gorgeous vocals.  Andrews is currently one of the most highly regarded Americana singer-songwriters out there.  The 2018 Americana Music Association UK Award-winner is certainly a favourite here at AUK.  This song is taken from her forthcoming album, ‘Old Flowers’, due for release on 5th June.  ‘Old Flowers’ promises to be Andrews’ most intimate, personal record to date.  It was written as she came to terms with the end of a long-term relationship.  Amongst the honesty and heart-break, there’s hope as Andrews managed to find herself again. Continue reading “Video: Courtney Marie Andrews “Burlap String””

Courtney Marie Andrews announces new album “Old Flowers”

And some UK dates too! Singer, songwriter and musician Courtney Marie Andrews, who won our female artist of the year back in 2018, has announced the release of a new album ‘Old Flowers’ which is due 5th June on Loose / Fat Possum Records. In advance of the release, the new album track, ‘If I Told’ is premiering today too – you can listen to it below. Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews announces new album “Old Flowers””

Sounds of the New West Volume 5 out with new Uncut

For those of us who have been around long enough, you’ll remember that way back in the sands of time, two decades ago in fact, Uncut had a cover-mounted CD called Sounds of the New West which was instrumental in a lot of people’s introduction to the americana genre. Continue reading “Sounds of the New West Volume 5 out with new Uncut”

Black Deer 2020 announces Wilco as headliner

Black Deer Festival have announced their first names for next year’s festival and the line-up is already something of a mic drop moment, including as it does The Waterboys, Canadian folk and bluegrass ensemble The Dead South, Grammy-nominated folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, Arizona’s Courtney Marie Andrews, New York natives The Felice Brothers and the headline act of none other than Wilco, an exclusive for the South of England. Here’s the line-up poster so far: Continue reading “Black Deer 2020 announces Wilco as headliner”

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!

Courtney Marie Andrews releases acoustic EP today – Listen

We leave you this weekend dear reader not with Brexit but with something much nicer – Courtney Marie Andrews has just celebrated the first anniversary of her hugely acclaimed album ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ and is following it up today with the release of acoustic versions of ‘May Your Kindness Remain, I Took You Up, Rough Around The Edges’ and ‘Border’. Continue reading “Courtney Marie Andrews releases acoustic EP today – Listen”