As 2020 draws to an end, a year we will all be glad to see the back of, just a final letter from us to wish you all well for Christmas and especially for 2021.
Also, we want to sincerely thank you for your support this year. Not just in buying the album, the EPs, merchandise etc but also for your messages, your emails, your online comments. They inspire and encourage, and when things are as tough as they have been this year, make us want to keep going.
We are devastated we have not been able to tour since March, to be able to play for you in person. This is by far the longest we have gone between shows since we started My Darling Clementine. We have every intention of making up for it in 2021.
This is how the first half looks so far:
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE – UK. 2021
Sat Feb 6 – Bury – The Met
Sun Feb 7 – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe
Sat Feb 13 – Broughty Ferry – Masonic Hall
Sun Feb 14 – Inverness – Eden Court Theatre
Thu Mar 25 – Durham – Old Cinema Laundrette
Fri May 7 – Thornton Hough, Village Club
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE – EUROPE, MARCH 2021
Thu Mar 4 – Essen (D) – Jubb Werden
Fri Mar 5 – Celle (D) – Kunst & Bühne
Sat Mar 6 – Ottoland (NL) – Ottopop
Sun Mar 7 – Houten (NL) – Dassenaker Live
Tue Mar 9 – Kirkel (D) – BZK
Wed Mar 10 – Wehrheim Obernhain (D) – Limes Concert
Thu Mar 11 – Koetz (D) – Country & Western Friends Koetz (TBC)
Fri Mar 12 – Bad Brambach (D) – Grenzland ‘Borderland’ Eiscafe
Sat Mar 13 – Oederan (D) – Haus am Kleinerzgebirge
Sun Mar 14 – Grootschermer (NL) – Museum en Beeldentuin Nic Jonk
Thu Mar 18 – Heppenheim (D) Vitos Heppenheim Cafe (afternoon show 2.30pm)
Fri Mar 19 – Den Haag (NL) – Acoustic Alley
Mon Mar 22 – Wesel (D) – Jugendzentrum Karo
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE – USA, 2021
Thu April 1 – Wheeling, WV – The Bridge Tavern
Fri April 2 – Rochester, NY – RicMon concert Rick Simpson
Sat April 3 – Hemlock, NY – Little Lakes Community Center
Sun April 4 – Tamworth NH – The Farmstand
Tue April 6 – Cambridge, MA – Lizard Lounge (TBC)
Wed April 7 – Cambridge, NY – Argyle Tavern
Thu April 8 – Galway, NY – The Cock ’n Bull
Fri April 9 – Bethlehem, PA – Godfrey Daniels
Sat April 10 – Linden NJ – Mollys Concert Series
Fri April 16 – Detroit , MI – Trinity House
Sat April 17 – Chicago, IL – Black Dog Concert Series
Sun April 18 – Pomeroy, IA – Byrons
Just a further update on the album, which is currently in the Euro Americana Chart, after charting also in the UK Americana Chart the week it was released.
The album continues to receive plenty of airplay. You may heard tracks in the past week on Bob Harris, Janice Long & Ricky Ross.
If not, listen again on BBC IPlayer:
BBC Radio 2 – Bob Harris
BBC Radio Wales – Janice Long
BBC Radio Scotland – Ricky Ross
Reviews also continue to come in and all with only good things to say.
Louder Than War (click to read)
Lonesome Highway (click to read)
Over the past 2 weeks we also spoke to a number of papers about the album. Here are links to 2 interviews:
1. With Martin Johnson at Americana-UK
2 – And Bernard Zuel of the Sydney Herald, for his own site and the Australian magazine ‘Rhythms’
The current issue of Country Music People also carries this 4 page article and interview too. Click to enlarge:
There is still time to order a little bit of My Darling Clementine for the one you love this Christmas.
To order Country Darkness on CD, go here or order via Amazon.
OR head to the My Darling Clementine official website to bundle up with vinyl, posters, coffee mugs, DVDs or even the brand new CASSETTE:
All items will be signed and personalised as requested.
We will leave you to go shopping now, but before we do, please have a safe and happy Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you soon, for some live musical interaction, in an altogether much better ‘new year’
Yours in music,
Lou and Michael