Courtney Marie Andrews is performing on the first episode of Later With Jools Holland on 11 April!
After a sold out February tour of the UK, Courtney Marie Andrews is back in the UK this month to appear on the first episode of the 50th series of Later with Jools Holland alongside the likes of Kasabian, Spoon & Goldfrapp.
Courtney’s breakthrough album HONEST LIFE has received consistently ecstatic reviews and she recently found time to record a version of “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free" with Bonnie “Prince” Billy for Our First 100 Days charity.
Courtney and Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy joined forces to record a cover of I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – a song made famous by Nina Simone. The track which is available on Bandcamp, being released in aid of the First 100 Days Project, where one rare, unreleased or exclusive song is released every day of the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency. Contributors so far include the likes of Bill Fay, Califone, Jason Molina, Angel Olsen and Loose alumni Hurray For The Riff Raff.
Here are some words from Courtney and Will:
“I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free is an amazing gospel tune that the incomparable Nina Simone covered and it became an important song for the civil rights movement in the 60s. A lot of these issues are still relevant today and I wanted to sing a song that had a palpable voice for those issues. I’ll never know what it was like to walk the rocky path that Nina did, but her power and unyielding strength was and is something to aspire to.” – Courtney Marie Andrews
“We figured to make a song that would keep folks’ minds, tongues & fingers in motion. James Baldwin: “This is not the land of the free. It is only very unwillingly & sporadically the home of the brave.”” – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
Courtney Marie Andrews UK & Ireland Tour:
Weds 23 August 2017 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (33 Queens Road LS6 1NY) - Event
Thurs 24 August 2017 -, Deaf Institute, Manchester (135 Grosvenor St, Manchester, M1 7HE)
Tues 29 August 2017 - Whelan's, Dublin (25 Wexford Street Dublin 2)
Thurs 31 August 2017 - Hug & Pint, Glasgow (171 Great Western Road G4 9AW) £12.50 Event
THURS 31 August 2017 - End Of The Road Festival (Website; Tollard Royal, Salisbury SP5 5PP) (August 31 - September 3)
Sun 3 September 2017 - Lantern, Bristol (Colston St, Bristol BS1 5AR)
Mon 4 September 2017 - Bush Hall, London (310 Uxbridge Road W12 7LJ) £13.75 Event
7 September 2017 - PARIS, Pop Up Du Label
8 September 2017 - NIJMEGEN, Doornroosje
9 September 2017 - AMSTERDAM, Paradiso
12 September 2017 - BERLIN - Privat Club
13 September 2017 - Copenhagen, Ideal Bar (Vega)
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