Home Life: Michael Weston King

For nigh on thirty years UK singer-songwriter Michael Weston King has been forging himself a well-respected lofty position on the roots scene with his solo work, the now defunct country rockers The Good Sons, and most recently alongside his musical and life partner Lou Dalgleish in My Darling Clementine. Drawing inspiration from the classic Texan songwriters of the 70’s alongside the honky-tonk bravado of the likes of  George and Tammy, King has managed to fuse a love of country music, both idealogical and conceptual, with a deep sense of political angst to produce albums that always deserve full attention. Most recently My Darling Clementine have teamed up with Steve Nieve to produce  a number of four-track EP’s dedicated to the work of Elvis Costello called ‘Country Darkness‘ the second of which is released on June 5th.  Americana-UK spoke to the midlands based songwriter and asked how things are panning out right now for usually noticeably active performer. Continue reading “Home Life: Michael Weston King”

Video: Michael Weston King “No One Comes Close to You”

As the current health crisis has unfolded, many of us will have watched with admiration and horror as society’s critical workers have faced Covid-19 on behalf of all of us.  Ronan MacManus has instigated Artists4NHS, in order for artists to show their support for frontline NHS workers through fundraising.  Michael Weston King of My Darling Clementine has recorded a new song, ‘No One Comes Close to You’, for this cause.  Enjoy.  And donate.  Look out for the new EP, ‘Country Darkness Vol. 2’, from My Darling Clementine – available for pre-order now. Please donate directly here.