Michael Weston King

My Darling Clementine – April 2021 Newsletter: Back on Board

03 May, 2021

Hi everyone

We do hope that you are all doing ok. That you have made it through our winter of discontent and feeling a little better about Spring being here and things slowly starting to open up again.

And we hope, and expect, that this extends to our live venues too.


ON STAGE

So, with that in mind we are pleased to announce a few shows for the summer and Autumn.

Like all working musicians we have been devastated that we have not been able to tour since March 2020, to not 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 and we can’t wait to get back on the boards.

We have 3 shows the first weekend that lockdown is eased and are hoping we see as many of you as possible.

And then shows in Norway, Sweden and more in the UK in September and October.

Dates as follows:

UK

Fri June 25th – Long Compton, near Stratford – Long Compton Church
(for tickets email Steve Lavelle steveplavelle@googlemail.com)
Sat June 26th – Bury – The Met (FULL BAND SHOW)
Sun June 27th – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe

Scandinavia Sept 2021

Thu Sept 16th – Trondheim (NO) – Moskus
Fri Sept 17th – Bodo (NO) – Dama Di
Sat Sept 18th – Tromso (NO) – Amtmandens
Tue Sept 21st – Malmo (SE) – Folk å Rock
Thu Sept 23rd – Oslo (NO) – Herr Nilsen
Fri Sept 24th – Halden (NO) – venue tbc
Sat Sep 25th – K’sand (NO) – Vaktbua

UK

Thu Sept 30th – Durham – Old Cinema Laundrette
Fri Oct 1st – Thornton Hough – T.H.Village Club
Sat Oct 23 – Whitby – Music Port Festival

As for 2022, shows that should have happened in 2020 and 2021 in Europe and the US are also being re-scheduled.

More news to follow with more to be announced but this is how they look right now:
Europe March 2022 

Sat Feb 19th – Celle (D) – Kunst & Bühne
Sun Feb 20th – Bad Brambach (D) – Grenzland ‘Borderland’ Eiscafe
Tue Feb 22nd  – Nuremburg (D) – Kantine@Künstlerhaus
Sat Feb 26th – Steinfeld (D) – Die Kleine Galerie
Thu March 3rd – Ottoland (NL) – Ottopop
Fri March 4th – Den Haag (NL) – Acoustic Alley
Sat March 5th – Grootschermer (NL – Museum en Beeldentuin Nic Jonk
Sun March 6th – Houten (NL) – Dassenakker Live
Mon March 7th – Eindhoven (NL) – Meneer Frits
Sat March 12th – Koetz (D) – CWF-Koetz
Mon March 14th – Wesel (D) – JZ Karo / Jugendzentrum Karo

USA 2022

Thu Mar 31 – Wheeling, WV – The Bridge Tavern
Fri April 1 – Rochester, NY – RicMon concert
Sun April 3 – Tamworth NH – The Farmstand
Wed April 6 – Cambridge NY – Argyle Tavern
Fri April 8 – Bethlehem (PA) – Godfrey Daniel
Fri April 15 – Detroit , MI – Trinity House
Sat April 16 – Chicago, IL – Black Dog Concert Series
*more dates TBA

This is us in 2017 on our way to a show in Ithaca, New York in those days when we were free to roam. Taken at Taughannock Creek:


IN STORE

Thanks for your support via the web site store over the past 12 months. Your orders of albums, and MDC merchandise has really helped keep things ticking over. We now have something brand new for 2021, something special and unique — a limited edition, handmade American pin badge.

It is 10 years since How Do You Plead?, our debut album was released. To celebrate it being a decade old, the iconic ‘waiting room’ album-cover image has been re-designed by Mary and Michael Olson at PizzaWednesday.

This stunning enamel pin measures 1.5 inches tall x 2 inches wide, and is made of high-quality black metal and features two pin backs with brass clutches. Only 50 are available so order now here.

Other pins in Mary and Michael Olson’s collection include Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and our old friend Jim Lauderdale. Check them out here.


COUNTRY DARKNESS – The Album

Despite coming out in November, the album continues to be written about. It has been getting some love in the Southern Hemisphere recently with this feature in Australian magazine Rhythms.
(Click to read article)

We thank all of you who have bought and enjoyed the album.

If you are still yet to hear it, streaming and buying options are here or via Amazon.

OR order it from the official My Darling Clementine web site to bundle up with vinyl, posters, coffee mugs, dvd’s or even the brand new CASSETTE.

As ever all items will be signed and personalised as requested.


WHAT’S NEXT

Well, our priority is getting back on the road and doing what we love most, playing live.

But thoughts are also turning to future releases with new songs being written all the time.

We have also have been working away separately too, on individual solo projects. More news to follow on these but get ready for some of ‘her without him’ and vice versa.

Meanwhile, we look forward to  seeing some of you in June and some later in the year.  Don’t forget, drop a line via the web site if you would like a show in your area, or even a private house concert.

Keep well, keep smiling.

Yours in music,
Lou and Michael

MDC European and US Tours Rescheduled

18 Mar, 2021

Dear friends, once again, the MDC tour schedule is having to be changed. Our sincere apologies for this but overseas travel to Europe and America is sadly still not possible at the moment

The European and US tours are being moved back 12 months to March and April 2022 respectively.

We do though however have some UK shows on sale which take place as soon as full lockdown ends and we really look forward to seeing you there

Head over to the shows page for full details.

Friends in Scandinavia, the postponed tour from last year we are planning now for September.

More details to follow

Thanks everyone, keep well, stay safe and see you soon.

M & L