My Darling Clementine
Friday 13th September 2013 - Starts 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £14
“A finely crafted homage 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
It is a sweet irony that in Country Music, the joining of two voices in harmony should so often be used to sing about disharmony. Yet it is that contradiction which draws us to this music. The timeless themes of the classic country duets have now been revived and revisited by My Darling Clementine, the husband and wife duo of Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish.
King, the former leader of U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons is widely seen as one of Britain’s finest singer songwriters, with 10 albums and countless tours, both solo and with the likes of Nick Cave, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn to his credit. Dalgleish is one of the finest female singers in the UK; who has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, Sophie B Hawkins and many more. From 1993 – 2000 she released 4 albums that showed off her unique song styling as well as her stunning vocals.
Both King and Dalgleish are no strangers to successful, independent music careers but after 10 years of marriage, the two have just now turned their attention towards a joint project. The result is “How Do You Plead?”, an album that has taken the Country/Americana world by storm. It has garnered incredible critical acclaim, the debut single, 100,000 Words became a BBC Radio 2 hit, and the band and album went on to win awards on both sides of the Atlantic. You can hear My Darling Clementine HERE.
“13 all-new duets that carry the sting of authentic country classics. Just wonderful!” ~ UnCut **** 4/5
“These tales of love and loss sound like forgotten country classics” ~ The Sun **** 4/5
My Darling Clementine’s new album Reconciliation is Country Music People Magazine’s ‘CD Of The Month’, you can read the review HERE.
Reconciliation has also received a 9/10 review in Classic Country Magazine, which you can read HERE.
With support from Shauna Parker.