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
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Venue Details



SUN 16 DEC 2018
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Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£9.00
THU 20 DEC 2018
Glowrogues
The Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30pm£10.00
FRI 21 DEC 2018
Myrkur
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£16.50
SUN 23 DEC 2018
MICK HARGAN & THE VINTAGE APOLLOS
PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
THU 27 DEC 2018
Phil Bancroft Trio
The Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
THU 10 JAN 2019
Josh Elcock
The Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
FRI 11 JAN 2019
From The Jam
Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow19.30£25.50
TRIO MAGICO
The Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
SUN 13 JAN 2019
From The Jam
Liquid Room, Edinburgh19.30£25.50
THU 17 JAN 2019
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble
+ Marker Starling
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£12.00
SAT 26 JAN 2019
The National Whisky Festival of Scotland 2019
SWG3, Glasgow12pm / 4.15pm£37.00
SUN 27 JAN 2019
LOST UNDER HEAVEN
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 8pm£10.00
MON 28 JAN 2019
Cloud Nothings
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£12.50
Brigid Mae Power
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£11.00
TUE 29 JAN 2019
Brigid Mae Power
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh19.30£10.00
Pill
Glad Cafe, Shawlands19.30£8.00
WED 30 JAN 2019
Black Midi
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£10.00
The Dandy Warhols & Support
Old Fruitmarket, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£25.00
FRI 1 FEB 2019
Swearin'
Nice N Sleazy, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£9.00
SAT 2 FEB 2019
Hookworms
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7pmCancelled
WED 6 FEB 2019
Gangstagrass
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£14.00
FRI 8 FEB 2019
Carson McHone
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m. £8.50
Beans On Toast
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£15.00
SAT 9 FEB 2019
Ian Sweet
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£ 8.00
SUN 10 FEB 2019
GRAHAM COSTELLO'S STRATA/OBELISK ALBUM LAUNCH
CCA, Glasgow19.30£12.00
Graham Costello's STRATA / OBELISK album launch
CCA, Glasgow7.30pm£12.00
Holy Holy ft. Woody Woodmansey & Tony Visconti
'Performing The Man Who Sold The World & The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars, plus
Old Fruitmarket *please note change of venue*doors 7pm£28.50
WED 13 FEB 2019
Luluc
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 pm£10.00
Bill Ryder-Jones
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm £15.00
THU 14 FEB 2019
Kevin Krauter
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£8.00
FRI 15 FEB 2019
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Summerhall, Edinburgh7.30pm£15.00
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