Folk Bands and Artists
My Darling Clementine
For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 albums, over 300 shows and numerous awards
The debut album, “How Do You Plead?” was produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt). It was a highly acclaimed record on both side of the Atlantic – Country Music People called it the “greatest UK country record ever made” and American Songwriter stating it as “as authentic as anything out of Nashville or Texas…A batch of superb C&W corkers.”
Such praise led to a US record deal and invitations to appear at the Americana Music Association in Nashville and SXSW in Austin
2013s follow-up, “The Reconciliation” produced by Colin Eliot (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy) received similar praise. Uncut exclaimed “The husband-and-wife duo serve up more countrified duet thrills…on this form, it’s a winning formula that looks set to run and run.” While in the States CMT Edge featured the standout track “The Gospel According to George” and Popmatters considered the album as one of their Top 10 Country Albums of 2013.
Not ones to rest, the band spent the better part of 2015 collaborating with best selling crime writer Mark Billingham on an audiobook, stage play and album called The Other Half, in which Mark narrates his story to the backdrop of King and Dalgleish’s songs. The album, which also featured guest appearances from singer and songwriter Graham Parker and the British actor David Morrissey.
“A convincing world of barflies, peeling paint and characters on bar stools with very dark secrets.”
BBC Radio 4 Front Row
“With The Other Half, My Darling Clementine reaffirms the fact that they are the UK’s strongest and most assured purveyors of authentic traditional Americana. A superb collection of stories and songs, it would make Johnny and June proud, while giving the rest of us plenty to cheer about as well.”