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Courtney Marie Andrews

May Your Kindness Remain

    The highly anticipated follow up to Courtney Marie Andrews' critically acclaimed 2017 breakthrough album, Honest Life.
    Courtney Marie Andrews’ new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, will be released March 23 on Loose in the UK & Europe and Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co. in the USA. In advance of the release, the album’s title track is premiered as part of NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series.
    Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A.
    UK fans fell for Courtney’s breakthrough album Honest Life last year, when as the BBC put it, she became an “overnight success” after 10 years trying to break into the business. UK media such as The Guardian, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times compared her music to the work of classic artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell alongside modern references such as Laura Marling and Julie Byrne. The album became one of the biggest breakthrough records of 2017 in the UK, with 4-5 star reviews from publications including Daily Telegraph, Uncut, Mojo and Q Magazine, as well as reaching #1 on the Official U.K. Americana Chart Independent Album Breakers Chart. In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…With Jools Holland” programme.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: A beautiful mix of deep Americana, new country and the forward thrust of todays melodic indie, Courtney Marie Andrews has not failed to impress yet, and 'May Your Kindness...' is no different. Stunning.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. May Your Kindness Remain
    2. Lift The Lonely From My Heart
    3. Two Cold Nights In Buffalo
    4. Rough Around The Edges
    5. Border
    6. Took You Up
    7. This House
    8. Kindness Of Strangers
    9. I’ve Hurt Worse
    10. Long Road Back To You

    Courtney Marie Andrews

    Loose Future

      Produced by Sam Evian. Following Old Flowers' 2020 Grammy nomination, and due to Covid restrictions, Courtney, for the first time in her young nomadic life, was forced off the road and to remain at home. What resulted was the publishing of her first book of poetry, the first gallery showings of her paintings, and a period of self-discovery leading to the new album, Loose Future.

      Whereas Old Flowers was a beautiful and emotional break-up record, CMA's return with Loose Future is a bright, dynamic, falling-in-love record. Courtney's got a new story to tell, backed by a strong new musical direction, and a show-stopping collection of songs. Loose Future was recorded at Sam Owen's upstate New York Flying Cloud Studios, with musicians Josh Kaufman (Bonny Lighthorseman), Chris Bear (Grizzly Bear), and Sam Owens (Sam Evian).

      On the honey shores of Cape Cod in a beach shack, Courtney Marie Andrews found self-love and her voice. Every morning, she’d walk 6-8 miles around the back trails of an island and meditate on her life, perusing old memories and patterns like browsing a used bookshop. After more than a decade on the road, the Phoenix-born songwriter, poet, and painter finally had the space to process all the highs and lows of a life of constants. She was finally ready to make a record of triumph, while not completely forgetting the years that made her. That record is the Sam Evian produced Loose Future.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Loose Future
      2. Older Now
      3. On The Line
      4. Satellite
      5. These Are The Good Old Days
      6. Thinkin' On You
      7. You Do What You Want
      8. Let Her Go
      9. Change My Mind
      10. Me & Jerry

      On her 3rd album for both Fat Possum and Loose Records, Courtney Marie Andrews has seemingly pulled in to one package all the songwriting skill, vocal prowess, and musicianship displayed on previous albums, into one career defining statement. A break-up record for sure, though due to CMA's extraordinary storytelling gifts, more of a modern day coming-of-age tale of love won, love sustained, and unfortunately, love's inevitable dissolution.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: A bittersweet and majestic collection of heartfelt ballads and more upbeat, jangling pieces all rendered in Andrews' typically effervescent and emotive style. Slide guitars, rich acoustics and those unmistakable vocals. Gorgeous.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Burlap String 03:57
      2. Guilty
      3. If I Told 04:58
      4. Together Or Alone
      5. Carnival Dream
      6. Old Flowers
      7. Break The Spell
      8. It Must Be Someone Else's Fault 03:18
      9. How You Get Hurt 04:24
      10. Ships In The Night

      Courtney Marie Andrews

      No One's Slate Is Clean

        Reissue of Courtney Marie Andrews' early record, No One's Slate Is Clean, from Fat Possum / House Arrest.

        Her local alt-newsweekly once called Andrews “the biggest star in the pop-folk scene in Phoenix.” In the same article, Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, who had Andrews sing backup vocals on the band’s 2010 release Invented, called the young singer “all pro.”

        But being huge in Phoenix isn’t big enough for Andrews, who hits the road relentlessly. She visits Upland’s The Wire Sunday, Jan. 29, bringing her somber, Carole King-ish crooning and Zooey Deschanel bangs to the stage.

        The self-taught songbird is influenced by artists as far reaching as Sun Kil Moon and Billie Holiday to Joni Mitchell and Pink Floyd. But what inspires her creativity most, she says, is change—people, places and things, continually evolving.

        Touring, which provides plenty of spark for songwriting, is part of the deal for the desert dweller. “It’s bad and it’s also vital for my sanity,” Andrews says. “I really like the stories,” she says, adding that nearly every song on No One’s Slate is Clean was written in a hotel room.

        Many of Andrews’ tunes are autobiographical, of course, sometimes intimately, painfully so. “But there are always those little stretches of truth,” she concedes. “But that is what makes a story a story.” The ones that come easily usually end up as tracks on the album, she says. But that doesn’t mean they are Andrews’ favorites.'"

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Bumper In The Hail
        2. Monkey On A Chain
        3. Songs For Tourists
        4. Mistress Of The Stone
        5. Ballad Of A Home Once Left
        6. Sex Dreams
        7. Unbalanced Suns
        8. Canals Of Amsterdam
        9. Georgia Guilt
        10. Dear Sister
        11. Magician's Best Trick

        Courtney Marie Andrews

        On My Page

          Re-issue of Courtney's debut album.

          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. It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Woman Of Many Colors
          2. This Time
          3. It Keeps Going
          4. Blue Woman
          5. Haven't Seen It
          6. 500 Nights
          7. Fall City
          8. Paintings From Michael
          9. On My Page
          10. Left-Handed Angel

          Courtney Marie Andrews

          Honest Life

            After a decade spent at the height of the music industry, touring solo and with large pop bands, Courtney Marie Andrews has realised her desire for a place to come home to. She found that in a small rural town in the deep forests of Washington. There, she posted up at a local bar, slinging drinks, basking in the simplicity and reflection it allowed. She has emerged with a new fire on Honest Life, melding indie-folk and Americana with a rebellious country flavour reminiscent of her Southwestern roots.

            Honest Life is the culmination of Andrews' life on the road, absorbing the stories, traditions and heartbreaks along the way. The songs on Honest Life touch on personal coming-of-age stories ("Rookie Dreaming"), the stunning beauty of resiliency ("How Quickly Your Heart Mends"), take-no-shit self-determination anthems ("Irene"), and thoughts on how to accept emotions like loneliness and vulnerability in your life ("Table for One"). Andrews' heart-wrenching songwriting and crystal-clear vocal style are as captivating as they are invigorating. It's no wonder Ryan Adams called Andrews "a phenomenal songwriter." True to her own vision, Andrews produced the entire record herself and recorded it at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma, whose recent credits include Noah Gundersen and Pearl Jam.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Barry says: A beautifully rendered and heartfelt collection of Americana anthems and soulful country, all topped by Andrews' powerful and immensely emotive voice. Pristinely produced, relentlessly melodic and irresistibly enduring.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Rookie Dreaming
            2. Not The End
            3. Irene
            4. How Quickly Your Heart Mends
            5. Let The Good One Go
            6. Honest Life
            7. Table For One
            8. Put The Fire Out
            9. 15 Highway Lines
            10. Only In My Mind


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