Courtney Marie Andrews releases her amazing record ‘May Your Kindness Remain’ today with incredible support from UK media including The Guardian who gave her record a whopping 5 star review!
After a breakthrough SXSW, Andrews is currently in the midst of a nationwide headline tour of the USA, before making her U.S. television debut next Saturday, March 31 performing on CBS “This Morning” as part of their Saturday Sessions series. She will tour the UK this April and play Green Man festival this summer. See below for full details. Of the album and the inspiration behind its ten songs, Andrews comments, “The people that I’ve met on the road these past few years got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues. People are constantly chasing that bigger life. A lot of people are poor in America—and because of those unattainable goals, they’re also mentally unstable, or sad, or depressed or unfulfilled. A lot of people—myself included at some point in my life—are loving somebody through this. That’s sort of the theme of the record: coming to terms with depression and the reality of the world we’re living in.”
In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walker (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals).
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. Mesmerised by her unique and timeless sound, which blends indie folk rock and country, media were also charmed by her persistence and drive. Courtney has been on the road since she was 16 years old, when she left home in Arizona for her first tour.
For the next decade she was a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists – from Jimmy Eat Worldto Damien Jurado – but she never stopped writing her own material. The resulting album Honest Life received its European release in January 2017, becoming 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 and #1 on the Independent Album Breakers Chart, remaining in the Americana Chart for 18 consecutive weeks. In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on theBBC’s legendary “Later…With Jools Holland” programme. Courtney also won International Artist Of The Year at the UK Americana Awards, performing alongside artists including Robert Plant.