My Darling Clementine
WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH 2014
The next gig at Woodend features the wonderful My Darling Clementine (aka: Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish) with their classic country duets. These songs were undoubtedly at their peak in the late '60s and '70s with George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and many more. Those timeless themes have now been revisited by My Darling Clementine in their excellent new album, How do you Plead?
Michael Weston King has been at the forefront of country music over the past 20 years, from his days as a founding father of the British Alt. Country scene with The Good Sons in the '90s.Fifteen albums and countless tours, both solo and with the likes of Nick Cave, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn and many more, have seen MWK becoming recognized as one of our finest songwriters, and now, he has teamed up with his kindred spirit, his other half ... with original songs that recreate the glory days of country duets.
Lou Dalgleish is one of the finest female singers in the UK, and living right under the same roof at Michael. Lou has had a mercurial career to date. A dancer and actor, with TV and film roles to her credit, she is a singer songwriter of outstanding quality, who has been praised by, and worked with, the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, Brian Kennedy and many more. From 1993 - 2000 she released four albums that showed off her unique song styling as well as her stunning vocals.
"A finely crafted tribute to the classic country duos such as Cash and Carter, or Jones and Wynette. All songs written by King and Dalgleish and many sounding like lost classics." - The Guardian