UPDATE: Wed 10th Jan 2018
NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED!
May Your Kindness Remain
Courtney Marie Andrews has today announced details of her new album “May Your Kindness Remain” out on 23rd March 2018. The 10-track album will be released in Europe via Loose Music and in the States via Fat Possum/Mama Bird.
Here’s the tracklist:
01. May Your Kindness Remain
02. Lift The Lonely From My Heart
03. Two Cold Nights In Buffalo
04. Rough Around The Edges
06. Took You Up
07. This House
08. Kindness Of Strangers
09. I’ve Hurt Worse
10. Long Road Back To You
If you scroll down this news page to the 14th Sept 2017 update, we were speculating on track names based on the songs she toured on the Aug/Sep UK shows (a few days before Courtney and the band recorded the album).
There are some surprises here – maybe 4 of the 10 tracks are new to me (going off the titles) – May Your Kindness Remain, Lift The Lonely From My Heart, This House and I’ve Hurt Worse.
I had hoped ‘Near You‘ would make the cut as it’s probably my favourite track by CMA – although it did get a release as a split single with Sea Town back in September. Other songs played in the set on that Autumn tour were: Heart And Mind, They Say, Two Halves and Warning Sign. Maybe one or two of these are on the album under a different name(?)
Here’s the beautiful cover artwork (photo by Laura E. Partain, design by Vincent Bancheri):
The album is available to pre-order today: be quick if you want to grab a limited edition Desert Rose pink 12″ vinyl from Mama Bird – there are only 300 copies according to their Bandcamp page. Here in the UK, Loose Music are doing a limited edition gold vinyl (see Rough Trade). If you’d prefer you can purchase a standard black vinyl, CD or grab a digital download.
Where To Buy:
Amazon.co.uk: CD | vinyl | mp3
Amazon.com: CD | vinyl | mp3
Mama Bird Bandcamp (USA)
Rough Trade Records (UK)
Loose Music shop (album not up there yet)
UK Catalogue numbers:
vjlp240ltd (LP gold limited edition)
Over at NPR they have an exclusive first listen to the title track (which appears to be the first single off the album) and a nice write-up.
The official Courtney Marie Andrews website has had a makeover with the new album artwork branding/fonts etc. Be sure to head to the about page too as there’s a good new biography which talks about the new album.
All songs written by Courtney Marie Andrews (BMI), except “Kindness of Strangers”, written by Courtney Marie Andrews (BMI), Peter Harper (ASCAP) & Jason Blynn (ASCAP).
Produced by Mark Howard and Courtney Marie Andrews.
Engineered by Mark Howard.
Mixed by Jason Kingsland.
Additional engineering by Floyd Reitsma at Litho.
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering.
Photography by Laura E. Partain.
Design by Vincent Bancheri.
We’ve created an album page on the fansite, where we’ll add reviews etc as they come in.
Courtney is nominated for two UK Americana Awards – International Album of the Year and International Artist of the Year. The ceremony takes place on 1st Feb 2018, so fingers crossed for CMA :)
Courtney is playing a few shows in the UK towards the end of this month (Jan 2018). She has sold out for the evening show at The Keep in Guildford, so they are putting on a matinee show to meet demand!
Wed 31st Jan 2018
GLASGOW Royal Concert Hall, UK
Sat 3rd Feb 2018, 7:00pm
OXFORD St Barnabas Church
£15.00 + £1.50 Booking fee = £16.50
Sun 4th Feb 2018, 3:30pm (Matinee show)
GUILDFORD The Keep
£15.00 + £1.50 Booking fee = £16.50
Sun 4th Feb, 2018, 7:00pm
GUILDFORD The Keep
£15.00 + £1.50 Booking fee = £16.50
WeGotTickets (sold out)
(NB: ticket links are affiliate link)
CMA will be back for a full UK/Europe tour in April (see below)
Courtney has also added a bunch of US/Canada tour dates between March/April 2018 – including a show on the day of the new album release (23rd March) at the Black Cat in Washington DC.
These dates go onsale Friday 12th Jan 2018:
Check her tour page on the official site for up to date info
Mar 19 Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Mar 20 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
Mar 21 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Mar 23 Washington, DC – Black Cat
Mar 24 Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Mar 26 Allston, MA – Great Scott
Mar 27 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Mar 29 Toronto, Canada – The Drake
Mar 30 Pontiac, MI – Vernors Room @ The Crofoot
Mar 31 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Apr 02 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Apr 05 San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
Apr 06 Los Angeles, CA – The Moroccan Lounge
Apr 07 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
UK/Europe tour dates:
Apr 12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
Apr 13 Berlin, Germany – Privatclub
Apr 14 Amsterdam, Netherlands – BITTERZOET
Apr 15 Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
Apr 16 Brussels, Belgium – AB Club
Apr 18 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Apr 19 Edinburgh, UK – Summer Hall
Apr 20 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
Apr 21 Liverpool, UK – Arts Club (WeGotTickets)
Apr 22 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Apr 23 Brighton, UK – Komedia (WeGotTickets)
Apr 24 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall (WeGotTickets)
Apr 26 Paris, France – Petit Bain
Below is an embed of my latest Twitter posts:
UPDATE: Fri 17th Nov 2017
Courtney Marie Andrews has announced a two-week European tour for April 2018.
12 Apr – COPENHAGEN Vega
13 Apr – BERLIN PrivatClub
14 Apr – AMSTERDAM Bitterzoet
15 Apr – COLOGNE Studio 672
16 Apr – BRUSSELS AB
18 Apr – LEEDS Brudenell
19 Apr – EDINBURGH Summerhall
20 Apr – DUBLIN Whelan’s
21 Apr – LIVERPOOL Arts Club
22 Apr – MANCHESTER Gorilla
23 Apr – BRIGHTON Komedia
24 Apr – LONDON Islington Assembly Hall
26 Apr – PARIS Petit Bain
Tickets are onsale now for UK shows via SeeTickets
(NB: affiliate link)
UPDATE: Thu 14th Sept 2017
Following Courtney Marie Andrews’ successful month-long tour around Europe (Aug-Sep 2017) with full band (Dillon, Alex, Nathan, William), the next album is being recorded in LA in about a week’s time (after her shows in Nashville this weekend).
You might be interested in listening to some potential candidates for the new album:
(NB: working titles from setlists)
also songs whose titles haven’t appeared on setlists yet:
– New Song 1 (lyrics inc. “Remains unseen” “Moving on”)
UPDATE: Tue 11th April 2017
Courtney Marie Andrews is on BBC2 tonight at 10pm on Later… With Jools Holland
She’ll play one song during the live 30-minute show, and will record a second song for the extended 1-hour show broadcast on Friday night.
Bookmark and check back for more reaction after the show!
Courtney played ‘Table For One‘ on the live show, accompanied by BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. From Instagram pics it looks like Courtney played a song with Jools Holland on the piano for the 1 hour show!
or you can now watch it on YouTube:
Here is a Twitter Moment collecting some of the Tweets about tonight’s show.
In other news, Courtney will play a free instore and signing at London Rough Trade West tomorrow (Wed 12th April 2017) at 6pm.
UPDATE: 3rd March 2017
Check out these videos from last night’s London Union Chapel show
New Courtney Marie Andrews tour dates have been announced and go onsale today (Friday 3rd March 2017).
Here are the dates so far we know:
23-Aug (Wed) Leeds Brudenell Social Club, UK
24-Aug (Thu) Manchester Deaf Institute, UK
29-Aug (Tue) Dublin Whelan’s, Ireland
31-Aug (Thu) Glasgow Hug & Pint, UK
02-Sep (Sat) End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, UK
03-Sep (Sun) Bristol Lantern, UK
04-Sep (Mon) London Bush Hall, UK
07-Sep (Thu) Paris Pop Up Du Label, France
08-Sep (Fri) Nijmegen Doornroosje, Netherlands
09-Sep (Sat) Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
12-Sep (Tue) Berlin Privat Club, Germany
13-Sep (Wed) Copenhagen Ideal Bar Vega, Denmark
Tickets can be bought via:
Courtney released a music video yesterday (Thu 2nd March) for her new song ‘Put The Fire Out’, directed by Josh Perrault.
Check it out on YouTube or embedded below:
Courtney is playing the final show of her Handsome Family support slot dates tonight in Brighton (Friday 3rd March). You might still be able to grab a ticket if you’re quick!
Following this, Courtney will play sold out headline shows in Guildford (Sat 4th March) and London (Mon 6th March) before shows across Europe in March. In total Courtney will have played 27 shows in 30 days during her Feb/March trip across the pond!
Upcoming Europe shows in March 2017:
08-Mar (Wed) Cologne Theater Die Wohngemeinschaft, Germany
09-Mar (Thu) Arnhem Luxor Live, Netherlands
10-Mar (Fri) Middleburg De Spot, Netherlands
11-Mar (Sat) Moerbeke-Waas (house show), Belgium
12-Mar (Sun) Brussels AB Huis 23, Belgium
14-Mar (Tue) Utrecht Molen de Ster, Netherlands
15-Mar (Wed) Trondheim Moskus, Norway
16-Mar (Thu) Oslo Buckley’s Pub, Norway
17-Mar (Fri) Malmo Folk & Rock, Sweden
18-Mar (Sat) Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
19-Mar (Sun) Stockholm Bar Brooklyn, Sweden
Recent tour dates
(* = supporting Handsome Family)
(headline shows: Durham, Cardiff, Coventry, Guildford, London Social)
21-Feb *NORWICH Arts Centre
22-Feb *MANCHESTER RNCM
23-Feb *GLASGOW St Luke’s
24-Feb *EDINBURGH Caves
25-Feb *GATESHEAD Sage 2
26-Feb DURHAM Old Cinema Launderette
27-Feb *LEEDS Brudenell (sold out)
28-Feb CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
01-Mar COVENTRY The Tin (sold out)
02-Mar *LONDON Union Chapel
03-Mar *BRIGHTON Concord
04-Mar GUILDFORD The Keep (sold out)
06-Mar LONDON The Social (sold out)
Courtney played the London Union Chapel last night (Thursday 2nd March 2017), supporting Handsome Family. Her 9-song setlist was:
This Is Not The End
Woman Of Many Colours
Heart And Mind
Table For One
How Quickly Your Heart Mends
Put The Fire Out
I shot video from the audience of 7 of the songs (didn’t get the first 2). I’ve created a page with all these videos – check it out
Here’s an Instagram from the Union Chapel gig by tour manager Andy Washington:
You can find more photos from the London gig over at Robert Walkley’s site
Add me on Twitter @CMAfansite as I update more regularly on there than this site :) – hobbsy
UPDATE: January 2017
Courtney Marie Andrews releases her new album “Honest Life” in the UK via Loose Music on Friday 20th January 2017!
You can buy it now from Amazon UK:
UPDATE: Friday 12th Aug 2016
Ace review of the new album and interview with Courtney by Carly Schorman over at YabYum. “Honest Life demonstrates the culmination of the years she has devoted to honing her craft.” … “CMA pairs a pensive songwriting with an adventurous soul and that spirit can be felt on every track” … “Honest Life presents the sincere observations of a wide-eyed watcher.” … “The new album is simply breathtaking. It is aptly named for the emotional honesty that resonates in every track”.
American Standard Time also has great words for the new album: “Courtney Marie Andrews third album Honest Life is a high water mark in her career.” … “Andrews possesses a special arsenal: the ability to play, write, and sing. Those weapons combined with her inspirations –heartbreak, and travel– have resulted in a tremendous song collection on Honest Life. With a backup band providing electric guitar, slide, piano, and drums it’s a stellar combination.” (NB: you can listen to 2 of the songs on the record – Rookie Dreaming and How Quickly Your Heart Mends on their site).
MotherChurchPew.com have a review of ‘How Quickly Your Heart Mends’ (and calls it a single? perhaps this is the first to be released from the album?). Great quote from the review: “Andrews’ crystalline voice enters the ears and heads straight for the heart”.
Mike Seely over at NoDepression.com reviews Courtney’s new album: “she sings with a purity and joy that instantly recalls The Innocence Mission’s Karen Peris or Joni Mitchell (especially on “Irene”)” … “hers is the music that makes you rock in your seat. Honest Life’s first song, “Rookie Dreaming,” veritably explodes out of the stereo, and she hardly lets up on the rest of the album. Ryan Adams’ Cardinals aren’t backing her, but her band’s so cohesively jangly that it sounds like they are.”
Onechord.net describes Honest Life as “an absolute beauty of an album” in their review.
New CMA merchandise will be available on tour. Check out this great t-shirt and patch on Courtney’s Instagram
We out here playin' We out here preparin' We out here sangin' WE HERE AND READY TO HIT DA ROAD. We have beers, and we are packin' a good time. Come see us! COURTNEY MARIE BANDREWS. We kick off the tour Saturday night at @dougfirlounge in Portland, OR with label buds @barnahoward and #birgerolsen @mamabirdrc will be slingin' Vinyl and CD's.
UPDATE: Sunday 7th Aug 2016
Courtney embarks on her ‘Honest Life’ album tour starting next Saturday in Portland.
Feel free to send any photos or links over to us @CMAfansite on Twitter, or via email on: cmafansite [at] gmail [dot] com
Here’s the dates:
Sat 13th – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge W/ Barna Howard and Birger Olsen
Sun 14th – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe and Fiddle
Tue 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater W/ Johnathan Rice
Wed 17th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Sat 20th – Landers, CA – Landers Brew Co
Sun 21st – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar W/ Dylan Pratt
Tue 23rd – Dallas, TX – Small Brewpub
Wed 24th – Memphis, TN – Lafayette’s Music Room
Thu 25th – Decatur, GA – Eddie’s Attic W/ Cale Tyson
Fri 26th – Nashville, TN – The Basement W/ Cale Tyson
Mon 29th – Davenport, IA – Moeller Mondays (Live Daytrotter Session)
I can't believe the first leg of tour starts next week!! If you come to any of these shows, you can get yourself an early copy of 'Honest Life.' Go to courtneymarieandrews.com for tickets. Aug 13th – Portland, OR – W/ @barnahoward and #birgerolsen Aug 14th – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe and Fiddle Aug 16th – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater W/ @mrjohnathanrice Aug 17th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar W/ @mrjohnathanrice #courtneymarieandrews #honestlife #dougfirlounge #portlandmusic #losangelesmusic #sandiegomusic
UPDATE: Saturday 6th Aug 2016
According to the official site, Courtney is playing five times at the festival:
Friday August 5th
from 1:05 PM – 1:55 PM at The Parklet at 222 Building
from 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM at Tundraland Jam Sunroom
from 6:55 PM – 7:45 PM at Old Bavarian Brewing Company & Restaurant
Saturday August 6th
from 1:35 PM – 2:25 PM at City Center Plaza Atrium
from 10:10 PM – 11:00 PM at Stone Cellar Brewpub Beer Garden
UPDATE: Mon 18th July 2016
Perfect Pitch Booking reports on CMA’s new album, rounds up some links and lists new tour dates
The Bluegrass Situation names “Irene” (a track from Courtney’s forthcoming album “Honest Life”) as ‘Song Of The Week’ and has the exclusive first listen preview to the song
Greatful Web mentions the new album in blogpost
I’m changing around the front page of the site. Here’s a quick list of the old posts that were on here, I haven’t settled on a layout yet…
Complete list of Courtney Marie Andrews videos on YouTube
Tue 3rd Feb 2015
Courtney’s new EP available on Bandcamp
Mon 2nd Feb 2015
Courtney Marie Andrews to appear at Timbrrr! Festival
Fri 24th Oct 2014
Video: Cathedrals VIII, Seattle, WA (3rd May 2014)
Wed 14th May 2014
Video: Milow and Courtney Marie Andrews – Echoes in the Dark (live)
Fri 18th Apr 2014
Video: The Camp House, Chattanooga, TN (15th Feb 2012)
Wed 16th Apr 2014
Video: SoulFood CoffeeHouse, Redmond, WA (6th April 2014)
Sun 13th Apr 2014
Video: Paris Cafe de la Danse (2nd March 2014)
Sun 30th Mar 2014
Video: Brighton Music Hall in Boston (23rd Jan 2014)
Sun 2nd Feb 2014
Photos: Brighton Music Hall in Boston (23rd Jan 2014)
Sun 2nd Feb 2014
Courtney Marie Andrews on tour with Damien Jurado
Sun 2nd Feb 2014
Video: Courtney Marie Andrews plays new song ‘Irene’
Tue 14th Jan 2014
Video: Courtney Marie Andrews at San Francisco Convent (25th May 2013)
Tue 10th Dec 2013
Courtney Marie Andrews in Alaska (Nov 2013)
Sun 24th Nov 2013