Courtney Marie Andrews

THURSDAY 19TH APRIL 2018

Doors 7.30pm

£16.00

Over 18s only

On Sale Friday 17th November 9am

At just 16 years old, Courtney Marie Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. She traveled up and down the West Coast, busking and playing any bars or cafés that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, from Jimmy Eat World to Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter.



With plans to settle down for a bit and focus on her own songs, Courtney moved to the Northwest in 2011 to record her last full-length record On My Page. However, the record had hardly been released before she was on the road again performing other artists’ songs, eventually leading her overseas to play guitar and sing with Belgian star Milow. At the tour’s end, though, the other session players joined her to record her 2014 EP Leuven Letters in one take.



It was during this time that Courtney also wrote many of the songs on Honest Life. She found herself realising the impact of growing up on the road and this constant reconciling between her and other’s art and identity. Courtney will take it from there:



While in Belgium for four months, I was going through a major heartbreak. I started growing homesick for America and the comfort of family and friends, and life in the states.That’s where I wrote the first songs for Honest Life. It was a giant hurdle in my life. My first true growing pains as a woman. That’s why in a sense, I feel this record is a coming of age album. A common thread that runs through the songs, is a great desire to fit somewhere, when nowhere fits. And wanting to get back home to the people I know and love. Once I got back to the states, I started to bartend at a small town tavern. I was home for awhile, and needed to post up while rehearsing with the band for the record. At the tavern, I felt I could truly empathise with the stories and lives of the people there. I wrote the other half of the songs about coming home and feeling a sense of belonging again. A lot of the stories at that tavern definitely ran parallel with my own, even though our lives were so different. I was the “musician girl.” They were farmers, construction workers, plumbers, waitresses, and cashiers. But, no matter how different, I felt we were all trying to live our most honest life.



Courtney produced the entire record herself at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma. Honest Life will be available on 180g turquoise LP, CD and digitally on 20th January 2017.


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Midlothian
United Kingdom
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Venue Details



WED 20 MAR 2019
KRISTIN HERSH (Electric Trio)
w/ Fred Abong and Rob Ahlers
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£20.00
Wille & The Bandits
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£13.50
THU 21 MAR 2019
Lee Scratch Perry
Summerhall, Edinburgh19.30£25.00
Ian Siegal
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£16.00
FRI 22 MAR 2019
Olafur Arnalds
SEC Armadillo, Glasgow6.30pm£30.00
SAT 23 MAR 2019
Sleeper
Liquid Room, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£20.00
TUE 26 MAR 2019
HEALTH
+ guests
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.50
FRI 29 MAR 2019
Tiny Ruins
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£12.00
SAT 30 MAR 2019
Stillhound
Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh£8.50
Ulrich Schnauss ' Now is a Timeless Present '
The Art School, Glasgow7.00 p.m£15.00
StillHound
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.50
TUE 2 APR 2019
Alex Rex
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.50
SAT 6 APR 2019
Art School Girlfriend
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£8.00
SUN 7 APR 2019
Noble Jacks
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£11.00
TUE 9 APR 2019
Penelope Isles
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
Hauschka
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7:00pmcancelled
THU 11 APR 2019
Dorian Concept
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmcancelled
Big Spring
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.50
FRI 12 APR 2019
Tom Williams
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
SAT 13 APR 2019
Liela Moss
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30cancelled
MON 15 APR 2019
Anna St. Louis
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£7.00
THU 18 APR 2019
Daughters
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£18.00
SUN 21 APR 2019
The Furrow Collective
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.50
THU 25 APR 2019
Mike Krol
+ support
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
FRI 26 APR 2019
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Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow7.00 p.m.SOLD OUT
SAT 27 APR 2019
Simone Felice
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£17.00
TUE 30 APR 2019
William Tyler
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£13.00
WED 1 MAY 2019
Stella Donnelly
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
FRI 3 MAY 2019
Ora The Molecule
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£10.00
WED 8 MAY 2019
Stats
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
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