My Darling Clementine
My Darling Clementine (aka Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish)
Michael Weston King, the seasoned troubadour, and the former leader of U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons (who MOJO dubbed "England's very own Uncle Tupelo",) is widely seen as one of Britain's finest singer songwriters. He has made 10 solo albums and 4 with The Good Sons. Always on the road, both solo and touring with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn. His collaborations with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and the legendary Townes Van Zandt (who cut his own version of Michael's song Riding The Range), have only enhanced his considerable musical reputation.
Lou Dalgleish is quite simply one of, if not THE finest female singers in the UK. She has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, and many more. From 1993 2000 she released 4 albums (including the acclaimed Live at Ronnie Scotts) that showed off her unique songwriting, her stunning vocals and unique interpretation of other works. A long time Costello fan she can also be seen appearing in the show, "They Call Her Natasha" a stage show based on his life and music.
Both King and Dalgleish are no strangers to successful, independent music careers but after 10 years of marriage, the two turned their attention towards a joint project. The result was How Do You Plead?, an album that took the Country / Americana world by storm. Produced by Nick Lowe producer Neil Brockbank and featuring the cream of British players, including Geraint Watkins and Martin Belmont it 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.
"This is a great album. A finely crafted all original tribute to the classic country duet"
"One of the most exquisitely pained American country albums of the year comes from this British couple"
New York Daily News Top Ten Album of the week
"A baker's dozen of originals that sound like they came straight out of the June/Johnny-Emmylou/Gram-Nancy Sinatra/Lee Hazelwood catalogs.
This is as authentic as anything out of Nashville or TexasA batch of superb C&W corkers."
American Songwriter, USA **** 4/5
"Truly a great record"
Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers)
"Lou has the most stunning voice. I LOVE it"
Graham Norton (BBC Radio 2)
"You would swear blind this albums cuts are lifted straight from the pages of some long-lost country songbook"
BBC on-line music reviews
After a year of touring the UK, America, Canada and Scandinavia, My Darling Clementine has released its 2nd album, "The Reconciliation?"
Recorded at the renowned Sheffield studio, Yellow Arch and produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy, Jarvis, Kylie,) it features 12 new, stunning duets, plus special guest appearances from Kinky Friedman, The Brodsky Quartet & The Richard Hawley band.
"Off the scale guys, what a show! Amazing song writing and musicianship. We loved it, a pleasure to have you."
Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
"It was theatre, it was country music, it was rock 'n' roll"
"Thanks a million for such a sterling performance last night. You were tremendous."
David Hepworth, Word
Capture and Release Studios (View)
Fort Worden State Park, Bldg 315
Port Townsend, WA 98368
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