Courtney Marie Andrews
Thursday 6th December 2018
St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas St, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6BG
Doors 7 pm
Tickets £16 in advance, £20 on the night
“Andrews may be the finest Singer Song-writer in America” The Telegraph.
“May Your Kindness Remain confirms Andrews rise. It’s a brilliant record, prove that old forms can still be timeless” - 5 stars – The Guardian
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Courtney Marie Andrews is a singer/songwriter known for an eclectic style that incorporates elements of folk, country, and indie pop. Andrews began penning her own lyrics in her early teens. Her creative endeavours quickly took hold, and her music went from a hobby to a career choice, as she grew older. After having amassed ample material by the time she was 16, she embarked on her first tour. Subsequent activity saw the young creative land work as a backing singer and session guitarist for many established artists, including Damien Jurado and Jimmy Eat World.
She released her first album, ‘Urban Myths’, in 2008. The record generated some attention for the young singer/songwriter and she put out a number of releases in the following years, including 2010's ‘No One's Slate Is Clean’ and 2013's ‘On My Page’. Both efforts exemplified the innovative, genre-bending approach she brought to her song writing, as well as a bittersweet sonic palette that traversed styles of country, pop, and alternative folk. She received acclaim from accomplished songwriters such as Jurado and Ryan Adams
Session players and her band joined Andrews to record her 2014 EP, ‘Leuven Letters’, which was captured in one live take. However, most of the material that she had written on the road would go on her 2016 full-length effort, ‘Honest Life’. A coming-of-age record, the album paid tribute to many of her sonic inspirations, including Emmylou Harris, Roseanne Cash, and Carole King, as well as storytellers such as John Steinbeck and the late, great Leonard Cohen. Honest Life received widespread acclaim from critics.
Courtney released ‘May Your Kindness Remain’, her follow up album on Loose Records here in the UK, earlier this year. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan). It addressed the theme of empathy within the socio-political climate of the day with soulful vocal performances.