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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Venue Details



SAT 21 APR 2018
Her's
The Mash House, Edinburgh7.30pm£8.00
SUN 29 APR 2018
Slug
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
Natalie Prass
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£13.00
MON 30 APR 2018
Katie Von Schleicher
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£7.50
TUE 1 MAY 2018
Iglooghost (Brainfeeder)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£ 8.00
THU 3 MAY 2018
Seun Kuti
& Egypt 80
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
Steven Adams & The French Drops
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SHONEN KNIFE
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8pm£15.00
FRI 4 MAY 2018
Adam Stafford
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
MON 7 MAY 2018
Vundabar
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.50
TUE 8 MAY 2018
Anna Burch
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£7.00
THU 10 MAY 2018
Nap Eyes
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.50
FRI 11 MAY 2018
Start to End perform Dark Side of the Moon
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£20.00
SAT 12 MAY 2018
Simone Felice
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh7pm£18.50
Start to End perform Dark Side of the Moon
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pmsold out
SUN 13 MAY 2018
Simone Felice
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow7pm£18.50
MON 14 MAY 2018
Circuit Des Yeux
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.50
THU 17 MAY 2018
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£16.00
FRI 18 MAY 2018
Broken Records
Stereo, Glasgow7.00pm£7.00
Babybird
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£16.00
SAT 19 MAY 2018
Mr Boom
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow10am£10 / £8
SUN 20 MAY 2018
Men I Trust
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m£8.00
Men I Trust
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m£8.00
Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£16.50
MON 21 MAY 2018
Bully
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£9.00
Japanese Breakfast
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
TUE 22 MAY 2018
Cosmo Sheldrake
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
Sparks *please note change of venue
O2 Academy, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£27.50
Bully
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7pm£9.00
THU 24 MAY 2018
Robyn Hitchcock
Oran Mor, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm £15.50
The Wandering Hearts
Mackintosh Church, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£13.50