COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS
Friday, April 10 @ 6pm EThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkmcjbdeUT0
"May Your Kindness Remain",
Courtney Marie Andrews featuring
Brandi Carlile, Newport Folk, 7/28/2019https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBsm8EXWHvk
"Courtney Marie Andrews
(born November 7, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter
originally from Phoenix, Arizona
, United States.
She released her first widely distributed and breakthrough album, Honest Life,
in 2016. From 2010 to 2011...Honest Life
It was while living in Belgium for four months playing guitar and singing with Belgian star Milow that the songs for Honest Life, Andrews' fifth album, started taking shape. Written on the back of heartbreak and homesickness, Honest Life tells the story of Andrews' first true growing pains as a woman, the desire to fit somewhere when nowhere fits and the longing to return home to the people she knows and loves. The album was produced entirely by Courtney at Litho Studios in Seattle with recording engineer Floyd Reitsma and was released on August 19, 2016 in the North America by Mama Bird Recording Co. and on January 20, 2017 in the UK and Europe by Loose.
It was well received by US critics. In addition to being The Bluegrass Situation's Album of the Year, Rolling Stone named Honest Life one of the Top 40 country albums of 2016  as well as naming Andrews one of ten new country artists people need to know. Stereogum praised Andrews' songwriting calling it "an expert marriage of gracefully confessional songwriting with country-folk arrangements that recall Joni Mitchell" while naming Honest Life the No. 6 best country album of 2016. While naming it No. 38 best album of 2016, American Songwritercalled single "How Quickly Your Heart Mends" the No. 4 song of 2016  and continued to praise Andrews' songwriting saying "she writes with such empathy and insight that she gives Lucinda a run for her money". Single "Rookie Dreaming" was placed on the year end Heavy Rotation list by NPR and was placed on their "Folk Alley's 10 Favorite Albums Of 2016" list."https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courtney_Marie_AndrewsCourtney Marie Andrews - Full Performance (Live on KEXP)