Michael Weston King

My Darling Clementine December Newsletter

16 Dec, 2019

Hi everyone

One final newsletter for the year

This was written before the election result so we hope this finds you hopeful and optimistic for the future, and to quote Bob Dylan, that “things have changed.”


Just 3 remaining shows for 2019.  Come and join us – we are going to be sharing the ‘Country Darkness’ in these fine establishments:

Tues Dec 17 – Hebden Bridge
Trades Club (full band)

Weds Dec 18 – Biddulph
St Lawrence’s Church (full band)

Sunday Dec 22 – Birmingham*
Kitchen Garden Cafe (with guests)

These are going to be great nights and will also include a special ‘set within the set’ featuring some of the Costello country songs featured on the new EP

If you have not booked yet, do it now, tickets selling fast.  In Birmingham there are less than 6 tickets left so please book immediately if you are planning on coming on the 22nd.


Thanks to everyone who has bought COUNTRY DARKNESS Vol.1  and for those who have asked, yes, we are working on Vol 2 right now, hoping for it to be ready for release in February.

If you have still not heard COUNTRY DARKNESS Vol.1 yet, it is available across all digital platforms.  Listen here.

And for the vinyl junkies out there it is available on limited 12 inch vinyl.

You can order via our website or on Amazon.

Can we ask that you also go leave a review on the Amazon page.  Thanks.


Those of you who also follow our individual solo careers, there are some older albums now back in stock on Michael’s website, including the hugely acclaimed album “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier.”



Thanks also for the great feedback you have sent us. Kind words too from the press and radio.

“I can’t think of any act more appropriate to reappraise the extensive EC songbook”
– Lonesome Highway 

“My Darling Clementine and the country songs of Elvis Costello are a match made in heaven.”
– The Alternate Root

“Absolute greatness – treasure these songs”
– Country Music People   ****4/5

“This is deep cut territory. A perfect vehicle for the duo’s trademark duetting”
– Blabber ’n’ Smoke

“I hope this is an idea to which they return, Nieve’s piano is exemplary” 
– Cover Me Songs *****5/5

“Hands down the best ever cover of Stranger In The House”
– Folk Radio UK

Also check out with the current issue of HiFi+ magazine and the website Say It With Garage Flowers to read a couple of interviews with Michael about the collaboration with Steve, future recordings and on MDC plans for next year.


We are delighted to unveil a new video, our first with the film maker and director Pete Riley aka ‘Rile’ and filmed, rather fittingly, at home. So, for a snapshot of our “domestic bliss”, then go take a look at Stranger In The House on YouTube.

Feel free to share also. Thanks.

The video for the song Heart Shaped Bruise is still streaming now.  If you have not seen it yet, go take a look. Filmed in the county of West Yorkshire, at Oakworth railway station.

Quiz question. Which iconic English film was made there 50 years ago?  Prize to the first correct answer via our contact page.


Finally we’d like to thank you all for your support, for continuing to buy our music and coming to see the shows.

Please keep in touch with us via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

We will see you either next week, or next year but for now, we wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy new year, and we mean happy.

– Lou & Michael

MDC Hebden Bridge Show – Rescheduled

31 Oct, 2019

Due to the election now taking place on December 12th the My Darling Clementine show that night at the Hebden Bridge Trades Club has been moved to the 17th

Tickets already bought are still valid of course

We hope those who bought can still make it and if you have not got your tickets yet, here’s the new ticket link.

This is a full band show and poet Oliver James Lomax has also been added to the bill so get there early.