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Courtney Marie Andrews’ “Kindness of Strangers” Tour

January 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - April 26, 2018 @ 10:30 pm MST

Courtney Marie Andrews’ new song, “Kindness of Strangers,” is premiering today at The Fader, who declares, “‘Kindness of Strangers’ rules” and goes on to call it an, “…incredible cut…what a voice she has—it always lifts me up.”

“Kindness of Strangers” is the second song unveiled from Andrews’ anticipated new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23 on Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co. and is now available for pre-order.

Already receiving widespread attention, the album’s title track was recently featured as part of NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series. Of the song NPR Music praises, “Sonically, the track signals a new direction for Andrews, who, alongside producer Mark Howard, ventures beyond acoustic folk and into gospel, soul, and rock over the course of the song’s four minutes.” Additionally, Brooklyn Vegan calls it, “…a gorgeous dose of Courtney’s Joni Mitchell-esque folk that brings in some unexpected distorted guitar, gospel-inspired harmonies, and more. It’s more proof that Courtney is a force to be reckoned with,” while Stereogum asserts, “Andrews gives us a glimpse as to how far her voice will go with the gospel-powered title track. Electric guitar and a soulful organ bass combine with Andrews’ traditional folk songwriting to drive the chorus…We’d all do well to listen” and Rolling Stone declares, “…awash in church organ, lush harmonies, and a soaring, impassioned lead vocal from Andrews, whose twang quivers and shudders as she scales the song’s climactic final refrain.”

Andrews will tour throughout 2018 in support of the record, including a stop at SXSW as well as headline shows at Nashville’s The High Watt, DC’s Black Cat, New York’s Mercury Lounge, Chicago’s Schubas and L.A.’s The Moroccan Lounge. See below for full details.
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.”

The new album is the follow-up to Andrews’ breakthrough album, Honest Life, which received overwhelming acclaim and landed on multiple “Best of 2016” lists, including at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Bluegrass Situation, American Songwriter, Paste Magazine, Folk Alley and ABC News among others. The Bluegrass Situation called her, “a singular voice, one that can only be understood by being heard,” while Stereogum described the debut as, “an expert marriage of gracefully confessional songwriting with country-folk arrangements that recall Joni Mitchell.” Upon its release in the U.K., the album reached #1 on the U.K. Americana Chart and #1 on the Independent Album Breakers Chart and was awarded a five-star review from The Daily Telegraph who called it, “an absolutely perfect little gem of an album.” In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…with Jools Holland” program.

MAY YOUR KINDNESS REMAIN TRACK LIST
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 CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
January 31—Glasgow, U.K.—O2 ABC
February 3—Oxford, U.K.—St. Barnabas Church
February 4—Guildford, U.K.—The Keep (matinee show)
February 4—Guildford, U.K.—The Keep (late show)
March 12-18—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 19—Nashville, TN—The High Watt
March 20—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight
March 21—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
March 23—Washington, DC—Black Cat
March 24—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle
March 26—Allston, MA—Great Scott
March 27—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge
March 29—Toronto, ON—The Drake
March 30—Pontiac, MI—Vernors Room @ The Crofoot
March 31—Chicago, IL—Schubas
April 2—Minneapolis, MN—7th St Entry
April 5—San Francisco, CA—Cafe Du Nord
April 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Moroccan Lounge
April 7—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar
April 12—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega
April 13—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
April 14—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Bitterzoet
April 15—Cologne, Germany—Studio 672
April 16—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
April 18—Leeds, U.K.—Brudenell Social Club
April 19—Edinburgh, U.K.—Summer Hall
April 20—Dublin, Ireland—Whelan’s
April 21—Liverpool, U.K.—Arts Club
April 22—Manchester, U.K.—Gorilla
April 23—Brighton, U.K.—Komedia
April 24—London, U.K.—Islington Assembly Hall
April 26—Paris, FR—Petit Bain

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