Last year, Courtney Marie Andrews was in Lisbon, Portugal, taking some time away from home to write. In a Facebook statement, Andrews said she made the decision to postpone in favor of prioritizing vinyl pressing and independent record store sales. One of her last memories of Prine is when they were at his All the Best Fest in the Dominican Republic last year and he invited her to sing with him at the Grand Ole Opry on New Year’s Eve. This year has been another period of transition for Andrews. Musician/band. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter, Kyle Meredith With... Courtney Marie Andrews, HBO Shares Teaser Trailer for Lovecraft Country From Jordan Peele, J.J. 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Arizona singer-songwriter also dissects her new album Old Flowers.Courtney Marie Andrews Reflects on Her Duets with John Prine Michael Roffman Get the Courtney Marie Andrews Setlist of the concert at Private Venue, Nashville, TN, USA on April 10, 2020 and other Courtney Marie Andrews Setlists for free on setlist.fm! Nathaniel Rateliff and John Prine Duet on Prine’s ‘Sam Stone’ Prine collab and another with Courtney Marie Andrews is the first installment of Rateliff’s “Marigold Singles” project “It must be someone else’s fault / Must be someone else’s heart who tainted mine / No, I cannot be to blame for the story of this pain,” the singer croons over faint pedal steel. ... Andrews has also been mourning the loss of John Prine, with whom she played a … “I learned my stance on love, and that when it ends, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t there in the first place, or that it’s not still there,” she says. Bravo! Website by, Support nonprofit, independent music journalism, Bob Davoli – “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down”. 316. That was lovely! John Prine Van Morrison Albums 1-4 of 4 Sort: Honest Life Courtney Marie Andrews. HAPPY 2020. After a series of independent releases, her fifth studio LP, Honest Life, became her breakout album, earning attention and praise for its pairing of confessional lyrics and country-folk melodies. Courtney Marie Andrews speaks with Kyle Meredith about Old Flowers and how it documents the end of a nine-year relationship. The Arizona-born singer-songwriter talks about the album’s journey, exposure through vulnerability, taking inspiration from a Jack Gilbert poem, and how a bottle of wine can help you come up with a pretty great melody. 47. “I just kind of said exactly what was on my mind when I wrote the songs,” says Andrews. One evening at a fado cafe, she hit it off with a Portuguese poet after playing a song for him. “The sort of memory of them when they were in full bloom is a perfect metaphor for love.”. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. “He goes, ‘I think it translates to ‘old flowers,’” she recalls. Together with a group of artists and friends, they sang “Auld Lang Syne.” “The type of person he was … it’s something I hope to aspire to [be] in my later years,” she says. Instead of being free to travel to Portugal or anywhere else, she’s riding out the pandemic in Nashville, where she currently resides. The true gift of music is to emote. It’s what helped drive the wine-drunk ache of leaving an old love behind and starting anew throughout the record’s 10 tracks. With Old Flowers, the intimate nature of Andrews’ songwriting matched the recording process, which involved only two other musicians: Twain’s Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, Wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (percussion). Old Flowers is Andrews’ most vulnerable album yet, which is in part due to the life-altering event that preceded it. 53. But also I learned that sometimes love fades, and it’s okay to let it go, even if it’s hard.”, Bob Davoli – “Don’t You Let the Darkness Drag You Down”Check it out. The Singing Mailman always delivered his evocative songs with an … “When I think of how it sums up the whole record, I feel like old flowers are something that are still beautiful, but you can’t get them back,” she says. ... John Hiatt. Courtney Marie Andrews speaks with Kyle Meredith about Old Flowers and how it documents the end of a nine-year relationship. On “It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault,” Andrews tries to come to terms with owning her own pain and story. But Andrews has found comfort in her creativity while COVID-19 has taken over. Friday, April 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT. “It’s [about] knowing how love can end and knowing how the stories can go sometimes and not wanting to repeat that.”, For Andrews, more than anything, Old Flowers is an education on love and the relationship she has with herself. We respect your privacy and will never sell our email list to a third party. One of the most striking tracks on the record is the keys-driven “Carnival Dream,” where a worn-down Andrews contemplates if she can ever love again. Last year, Courtney Marie Andrews was in Lisbon, Portugal, taking some time away from home to write. One in particular stood out to her, so she asked him what it meant. “It was sort of my entrance into being vulnerable after being in the wrong relationship with somebody new,” she says of the song. On New Year’s Day 2019, she split with her boyfriend of nine years and moved across the country. “I think I read a Mary Oliver poem every single day last year,” recalls Andrews. Be the first to write a review. 25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2018 Tracks by Kenny Chesney, John Prine and Courtney Marie Andrews highlight the year in country songs ... Bob Dylan Aretha Franklin Carole King Little Feat Graham Nash John Prine Paul Simon Townes Van Zandt Lucinda Williams Neil Young. “He goes, ‘I think it translates to ‘old flowers,’” she recalls. “He’s an American legend and I’m so grateful that I got the chance to sing with him.” Prine was a huge influence on Andrews as a songwriter and rising artist, she says. Courtney Marie Andrews on John Prine and Pouring Her Heart Out on ‘Old Flowers’ Learn more about Courtney's latest album (available Friday)! She’s also joined in the city’s Black Lives Matter protests. Deep into the night, he recited songs and poems to her. “The relationship [with my ex] was at the forefront of my mind all last year and I couldn’t really write about anything else,” says Andrews. Last updated: 4 Jan 2021, 20:25 Etc/UTC. “I just knew that I wanted to write a song.”, On “Old Flowers,” the title track of her new album, Andrews delivers a crushing lilt into an infinite abyss: “Our love is gone.” It’s a line — and a weight — that runs throughout her seventh studio album: an ode to love, heartbreak, and Andrews’ own journey of self-discovery. Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. If I Told from Courtney Marie Andrews' upcoming album, "Old Flowers" - out June 5th. One evening at a fado cafe, she hit it off with a Portuguese poet after playing a song for him. “Working with John was probably one of the highlights of my career, and I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid,” she says. 78 talking about this. It’s been a little over two months since singer-songwriter legend John Prine passed away. On My Page Courtney Marie Andrews. “One of them was actually put together by four teenage girls, which is amazing and inspiring.”. Stream or buy for $9.49. Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public | RSS. Get Courtney Marie Andrews setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Courtney Marie Andrews fans for free on setlist.fm! Musician/band. Kacey Musgraves, Bonnie Raitt and Stephen Colbert are a few of the many artists confirmed for Thursday's online tribute to John Prine. Relationship ’ s since become a vital singer-songwriter voice in her own right and wistful narrative event that it. 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