Courtney Marie Andrews has just celebrated the anniversary of her critically acclaimed album, May Your Kindness Remain, and is following it up with the release of acoustic versions of “May Your Kindness Remain”, “I Took You Up”, “Rough Around The Edges” and “Border”.
Andrews recently took home one of the biggest awards at the UK Americana Awards snagging the International Album Of The Year for her critically acclaimed album May Your Kindness Remain; called one of the best albums of the year at Variety, Rolling Stone, Uncut, Paste, The Guardian, The AV Club, MOJO and more.
The new recordings come as Andrews readies to head out on the road with legendary songwriter John Prine, before joining Deer Tick for April and May then hitting Newport Folk Festival and Pickathon.
Courtney Marie Andrews’ played her first show in New Zealand in July 2017 on the back of rapturous applause for her then-new album Honest Life. The crowd at that first show described Courtney's performance as "exquisite", "utterly brilliant" and Courtney described the down-under tour as "pure joy". So much so, she returned in November last year to woe the crowds once more with a promise to return in 2018 with her brand new album.
May Your Kindness Remain was released March 23, 2018 on Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co.
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. In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walter (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals).
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.”
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