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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Summerhall Square
Edinburgh
Midlothian
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Venue Details



THU 20 SEP 2018
Mull Historical Society
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£14.00
Mitski
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7:00pmSOLD OUT
FRI 21 SEP 2018
Haiku Salut
support Wolf
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30 p.m£11.50
Oscar Jerome
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.50
SAT 22 SEP 2018
Bill Ryder Jones
The Art School, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£15.00
SUN 23 SEP 2018
Adult Mom
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£7.00
WED 26 SEP 2018
Bleeding Knees Club
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£7.00
Half Waif
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7:30pm£8.50
SAT 29 SEP 2018
Olafur Arnalds
Assembly Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7pm£27.50
TUE 2 OCT 2018
S. Carey
Stereo, GlasgowDoors 8pm£14.00
THU 4 OCT 2018
Anathema
Mackintosh Queens Cross Church, Glasgow7.30 p.m£20.00
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
The Great Eastern, Glasgow7.30 p.m£17.50
Mikaela Davis
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m8.00
FRI 5 OCT 2018
Didirri
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£8.00
Amber Arcades
Mono, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£10.00
SUN 7 OCT 2018
Jess Williamson
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£9.00
MON 8 OCT 2018
Art School Girlfriend
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
TUE 9 OCT 2018
The She Street Band
The Great Eastern, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
The She Street Band
The Great Eastern, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
WED 10 OCT 2018
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Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
THU 11 OCT 2018
Blair Dunlop
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£8.50
FRI 12 OCT 2018
Spare Snare & De Rosa
The Great Eastern, Glasgow7.00 p.m£12.00
FLING
Poetry Club, SWG3, GlasgowDoors 7:00pm£8.50
SAT 13 OCT 2018
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Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh7pm Doors£25.00
Maribou State
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:00pmsold out
TUE 16 OCT 2018
Ethan Johns with The Black Eyed Dogs
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors 7.30pm£12.50
Gaz Brookfield
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
WED 17 OCT 2018
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Old Hairdressers, Glasgow7.00 p.m.£8.50
Nadine Khouri
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30 p.m.£7.00
THU 18 OCT 2018
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow19:00£22.50
BC Camplight
The Great Eastern, Glasgow7.30 p.m£12.00
The Leisure Society
The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm £12.50