Michael Weston King

Country Darkness In The Charts / Black Friday Deals

27 Nov, 2020

Hi everyone

We are sending you another short newsletter to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has bought, streamed or downloaded THE NEW ALBUM.  YOU GOT IT INTO THE CHARTS!

The week of release it went into The Americana Chart at No. 16, and last week the song Different Finger was in the top 20 iTunes chart in The Netherlands.

Even after all these years of being musicians, it is still a thrill to see your work recognised by getting in a chart, and in the company of many other new albums that we are currently grooving to.

If you want to help try and move it a little further up the charts then please go to ‘Amazon CD purchase’ OR the store/streaming platform of your choice.

Or share the links with anyone you think should be hearing the album. SPREAD THE WORD BROTHERS & SISTERS!

Your help; A small favour to ask. If you have the time and the inclination could you leave a review / rating on Amazon? Would be much appreciated and really helps.


All Albums

And as today is BLACK FRIDAY, officially discount day across the world, by a small way of a thank you, we have reduced ALL albums and EPs, on both CD and vinyl, by 20% until next week.



On the Radio

We are grateful for lots of airplay for the album, including being made Record of the Week on a number of shows at BBC Radio Scotland and RTE1 Ireland.

Thanks also to our old friend Bob Harris for playing I Felt The Chill Before The Winter Came, on his BBC Radio 2 Country Show this week. If you missed, listen again here.

It comes in at around 46 minutes.

Special mention too to the great Hal Ketchum who passed away this week. Very sad news.


In the Papers

Keep a look out for a number of interviews we have given  recently about the album. These include in print with Country Music People, the web site Americana-UK with the Australian writer Bernard Zuel and this one with the Birmingham Mail (click to open in a larger size):


On Stage

IT WILL END IN TIERS. Once again, the live show and full-band streamed concert, from The Met in Bury, which should have happened on Nov 7th, and was moved to Friday Dec 11th. Is being moved AGAIN!! With the Manchester area back in Tier 3 it means we are not allowed to have an audience.

We are so disappointed having to postpone again but we don’t want to do this show as a live stream only. We want you there in person. We will find a new date and we will make it happen.   Original tickets are valid and new tickets can be bought here.

Meanwhile, we will be announcing a live stream from home, very soon. This will be just the 2 of us, and maybe Mabel too, if we can raise the money to cover her fee! The plan is to do this on December 11th via our Facebook page.

Sorry to end on bad news but we will do our best to make up for the disappointment. This really has been a year of ruined plans but we send you our best wishes.

Stay safe and keep well.  Please keep enjoying the album and we will see you in person or via a screen very soon

Yours,
Lou and Michael

My Darling Clementine: Country Darkness, with Thanks from Us

12 Nov, 2020

Hi folks,

We hope you are all well and coping with the latest lockdown!  We also hope that our music is helping with that to some degree too.


The Album

Just sending you a short additional newsletter to say a HUGE THANKS for all the orders, purchases, streams, and downloads of the new album. It is very much appreciated

Thanks also for all your kind words – we are thrilled you are enjoying it so much. It is also getting plenty of praise in the papers and magazines too – see below

For those who have not yet heard it, or bought it, click here and enjoy.

And if you want to help try and move the album a little further up the charts then please go to ‘Amazon CD purchase’ here as priority (i.e. TODAY) Who knows where that will take us.  THANKS!


An Apology

We are afraid, that due to delays caused by the current pandemic, some orders were sent out a few days later than they should have.  We had to get more copies pressed and they took longer than usual to arrive from Holland.

We are very sorry for this but by tomorrow (13/11/20) ALL UK ORDERS should have landed and by early next week ALL OVERSEAS ORDERS will be there too.

For those who have experienced this delay we are truly sorry and have included a little extra something by way of compensation.


Your Help

A small favour to ask. When you have the time and if you have the inclination could you leave a review / rating on Amazon?

Would be much appreciated and helps spread the word.


Screen

If you missed the live stream with Steve Nieve on Sunday, you can still watch it over on both ours and Steve’s artist Facebook pages. Here are the links:

My Darling Clementine
Steve Nieve

The songs we played together were:

‘I Lost You’, ‘I’ll Wear It Proudly’, ‘Good Year For The Roses’, ‘The Embers & The Flame’, ‘Eugene’, and ‘Your Cheating Heart’

The MDC set kicks off about 25 minutes in and we were delighted to have our daughter Mabel join us for 2 of the songs also (Embers, Cheating Heart)


On stage

The live show and full band streamed concert, from The Met in Bury, which should have happened last Saturday (Nov 7th) will now happen on Friday Dec 11th.

We were so disappointed having to postpone again but, lockdown willing, it will go ahead next month. Original tickets are valid and new tickets can be bought here.

It has been a long time since the whole band played together and we just cannot wait.


OK, that’s all for now, told you it was short.

Keep enjoying the album, do spread the word if you are, and we will see you in person or via a screen on December 11th.

Yours in music, and gratitude,
M & L