This year’s fastest rising star singer-songwriter, COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS is returning to the UK in August/September this year for a highly anticipated UK and European tour, including two dates at Bush Hall on 4th and 5th September (Shepherd’s Bush, London).
A second London date was added after public demand, no doubt a result of the response to the release of her breakthrough album, ‘Honest Life’ which generated a tidal wave of media support and a much talked about appearance on Later With Jools Holland. Courtney will also play End Of The Road Festival on 2nd September.
Dates and TICKETS below
Loose today announced that they will re-issue ‘On My Page’, Courtney Marie Andrews’ 2013 release, predecessor to Honest Life. The album will be re-released on the 25th August 2017 digitally, on CD and for the first time, on vinyl.
Rising Indie-Country-Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews today announced the release of her new video for single ‘Put The Fire Out,’ a road worn track which has significantly connected with UK fans and media. With critical support from esteemed music writers such as Laura Barton who stated; “In three and a half minutes, it articulated what I had spent 18 months trying to say”, in a personal piece she wrote for The Guardian and Spotify, who included it in their prestigious ‘New Music Friday’ playlist – the ‘Put The Fire Out’ video is soon to set the internet ablaze.
Discussing the video, which sees Courtney driving an RV through America, Courtney stated, “This old RV is the biggest piece of work that's ever come into my possession, but also the most fun when we can get it to run. Put the Fire Out is a tune about getting back to ones you know and love after spending so much of your time on the road. By the end of the video I get there, but it takes a long drive.”
Courtney is fast becoming one of the most talked about artists in recent years in the UK after critically acclaimed album ‘Honest Life’ recently released on Loose, topped the UK Americana chart and was the number one selling album the week of the Americana Music Association UK’s annual Conference & Awards. She also has sold out her headline dates around UK including The Social in London on March 6th and quickly attracted the attention of media outlets ensuring Courtney is set to become one of the success stories of 2017 here in the UK.
Courtney will return to the UK for a performance at End Of The Road Festival and a solo show at Bush Hall Shepherds Bush on 4 September. Courtney also plays the following
23 Aug LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
24 Aug MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
29 Aug DUBLIN, Whelan's
31 Aug GLASGOW, Hug & Pint
02 Sep END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
03 Sep BRISTOL, Lantern
04 Sep LONDON, Bush Hall
Perhaps currently best known for being Damien Jurado’s lead guitarist, Courtney Marie Andrews has been on the road since she was 16 years old, when she left home in Arizona for her first tour. She travelled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado - but she never stopped writing her own material.
With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to Seattle in 2011 and recorded her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour’s end, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her own and others’ art and identity. Courtney takes it from there:
“While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends. That's where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life, my first true growing pains as a woman. That's why I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits - and wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the USA I started to work at a small town bar. At the bar I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that bar definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the ‘musician girl’. They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.”
True to her own vision, Andrews produced the resulting album herself and recorded it at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma, whose recent credits include Noah Gundersen
and Pearl Jam. Honest Life will be released 20 January 2017 on 180g turquoise vinyl, CD & download, via Loose.
2017 TOUR DATES
21 Feb - NORWICH, Arts Centre*
22 Feb - MANCHESTER, RNCM*
23 Feb - GLASGOW, St Luke’s*
24 Feb - EDINBURGH, The Caves*
25 Feb - GATESHEAD, Sage 2*
26 Feb - DURHAM, Old Cinema Launderette
27 Feb - LEEDS, Brudenell*
28 Feb - CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
1 Mar - COVENTRY, The Tin
2 Mar - LONDON, Union Chapel*
3 Mar - BRIGHTON, Concorde 2*
4 Mar - GUILDFORD, The Keep
6 Mar - LONDON, The Social
* with The Handsome Family