EXTERNAL EVENTS / My Darling Clementine

Lonesome Highway presents

My Darling Clementine

23 September 2018 at 7:30pm

The Voodoo Rooms

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s , My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards has placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene.

The debut “How Do You Plead?” featured some of London’s finest musicians from the 70’s pub rock era. Players who understood ‘classic country’.  Released in 2011, it was immediately acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic. Country Music People called it; “The greatest British country record ever made” while American Songwriter stated “this is as authentic as anything out of Nashville or Texas…A batch of superb C&W corkers.”

2013s follow-up, “The Reconciliation,” featured guest appearances from Kinky Freidman and The Brodsky Quartet only enhanced the bands growing reputation and received a similar critical response. Uncut exclaimed; “The husband-and-wife duo serve up more countrified duet thrills…on this form, it’s a winning formula that looks set to run and run,”  while in the States the New York Daily News choose it as album of the week while Popmatters put it in their Top 10 Country Albums of 2013. In 2015 Michael & Lou took something of an artistic departure, and collaborated with best-selling crime writer Mark Billingham on an audiobook, a stage play and album called The Other Half The song and story project, set in a run-down bar in downtown Memphis, and told through the eyes of former Vegas show girl, now again waitress Marcia featured a brand new Billingham story and 8 MDC songs. The album also featured guest appearances by the actor David Morrissey and iconic British singer songwriter Graham Parker. BBC Radio 4 Front Row described it as;
“A convincing world of barflies, peeling paint and characters on bar stools with very dark secrets” while America’s Americana bible No Depression wrote; “With The Other Half, My Darling Clementine reaffirms the fact that they are the UK’s strongest and most assured purveyors of authentic traditional Americana. A superb collection of stories and songs”

After 18 months of touring The Other Half – time for album number 4.  Re-uniting with Neil Brockbank, the new album, Still Testifying, was recorded over the summer of 2016 and was released in May 2017. Stylistically, it is a further shifting away from classic country to embrace gospel and country soul… ‘more Delaney & Bonnie than George & Tammy’.But if the musical landscape has changed then the message and tone of the songs stay pretty constant. 2 adults, a man and woman, singing to each, about each other, for and against each other.

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My Darling Clementine
Event My Darling Clementine
Date 23 September 2018 at 7:30pm
Tickets £13 + £2 booking fee per ticket. This fee is charged on all sales for this event (ie telephone, internet, in person).

Plus £1 transaction fee for entire booking if purchased via telephone, post or online.
The Queen’s Hall Tickets & Information: 0131 668 2019

No support | Doors 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place at The Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register St Edinburgh EH2 2AA

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