GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM: ‘OLD FLOWERS’
+ DEBUT BOOK OF POETRY ‘OLD MONARCH’ - OUT NOW
Acclaimed US singer, songwriter, poet and musician Courtney Marie Andrews returns to the UK this Summer as part of a wider European Tour.
Plotting a series of intimate shows, the Arizona artist will be kicking off a stretch of appearances at Norwich Arts Centre on 17th June, before heading to Pocklington, Oxford, Exeter, Bangor, and Edinburgh; plus a festival appearance at this year’s Black Deer Festival in Kent. The tour follows the release of her GRAMMY nominated album ‘Old Flowers’ (2020) and the publication of her first poetry collection ‘Old Monarch’, with these upcoming dates promising a unique opportunity to hear Andrews performing some brand new material too.
Full dates and details are below.
COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS - UK TOUR DATES 2022 JUNE
17 - Norwich Arts Centre
18 - Kent Black Deer Festival
19 - Pocklington Arts Centre
20 - Oxford SJE Arts
21 - Exeter Phoenix
27 - Bangor Queen’s Parade Church
5 - Edinburgh Voodoo Rooms
Tickets are available here: www.courtneymarieandrews.com/#Tour
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Produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief), Andrews’ album ‘Old Flowers’ was released to widespread critical acclaim in the Summer of 2020 via Loose / Fat Possum. It received a well-deserved nomination for Best Americana Album at the 2021 GRAMMYs and received International Album Of The Year at this year’s Americana UK Awards, with Andrews also crowned International Artist Of The Year. Furthermore, in 2021 Andrews released her debut book of poetry - titled ‘Old Monarch’, the collection is available now via publishers Simon & Schuster.
Created in the aftermath of a long-term relationship, ‘Old Flowers’ features Andrews’ most vulnerable writing to date on ten new songs that chronicle her journey through heartbreak, loneliness and finding herself again after it all. In addition to Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), the album features only two other musicians: Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (drums, percussion). Of the album, Andrews said:
“Old Flowers is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth. This was my truth this year—my nine-year relationship ended and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.”
The release of ‘Old Flowers’ continues a series of breakout years for Andrews following her critically acclaimed 2018 album, ‘May Your Kindness Remain’. Since the release, Andrews has performed at NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concert series and on CBS This Morning, earned an Emerging Artist of the Year nomination at the 2018 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and has continued to tour extensively including shows with Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, The Head and the Heart, John Prine, Shakey Graves and The Tallest Man on Earth.
Currently working on new material, Andrews returns to Europe for a series of live dates and festival appearances this Summer.
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PRAISE FOR COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS
“bracingly and courageously unfiltered”, Album of the Week - The Sunday Times
“devastatingly intimate and open-hearted” ★★★★—NME
“With the voice of Linda Ronstadt and the songwriting gifts of Joni Mitchell, there simply isn’t anything to dislike about Old Flowers” ★★★★ — MOJO
“an honorable contribution to the canon of heartbreak albums, the subject well suited to Andrews’ delicate voice and disarmingly plain-spoken lyrics...a potent collection of emotionally raw songs ” 8/10—Uncut
“it’s quiet and still and unbearably sad, but somehow leaves the listener feeling better” ★★★★— Evening Standard
“this really is a beautiful album: crafted, moving & sophisticated” ★★★★★ —The Times
“Andrews has an unforced and unobtrusively beautiful voice” ★★★★ —Q
Album Of The Week ★★★★—The I Newspaper
“these are high quality songs written by someone who knows her craft”,
Album Of The Week ★★★★ — Financial Times
“Like a country cousin to Laura Marling”
★★★★ —The Scotsman