My Darling Clementine

Welcome

Dear all,

Welcome to the My Darling Clementine web site. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and make yourself at home. Hey, you don’t even need to wipe your feet.

We hope this serves as a one-stop-shop for all things "Clementine." Something that satisfies all those yearnings and heartache needs.

Please enjoy looking, listening, reading, watching ...and shopping!

See you back in the real world soon.

- Michael & Lou

Latest News

20 Feb

February Newsletter

DANCE HALL:
My Darling Clementine, in 4 piece mode, with Mr. Al Cook (pedal steel) and Mr. Al Gare (double bass) will be touring Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland in February, ending with a show in The Netherlands on March 1st. “The hills (and also the Dutch flat lands) will be alive with the sound of heartache.”

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We are excited to announce the first MDC shows on the west coast of the USA & Canada. 10 shows, kicking off March 26th though to April 7th, from Vancouver to San Francisco.

We are also delighted to announce a whole host of UK dates for “The Other Half”, our new spoken-word and song collaboration with best selling crime writer Mark Billingham. First up are 2 festivals in April; The Laugharne Weekend in South Wales and the Aye Write! Glasgow Book Festival. The show will then tour, on and off, throughout 2015.

Full date and venue details / ticket links, etc, for all live performances, in whatever format, can be found at either of our websites HERE or HERE.

SOUND & VISION:
… and talking of “The Other Half”, we have now cut an album of the show, featuring wonderful guest appearances from David Morrissey and Graham Parker in speaking roles, along with our very own Florence King (it’s a family affair!) The cd, audio book, download and vinyl will be released on June 4th via Little Brown. It features 8 songs (2 brand new ones and 6 new stripped-down arrangements of previously released tracks.)

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There will also be a press/industry launch taking place in May in London. Date and location of this is still TBC but free tickets for this will be available to all members of The Departure Lounge. Those wishing to attend simply email us HERE. Not subscribed The Departure Lounge yet? Click HERE for more information.

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Also due soon, a little later than we had hoped (our apologies), is the My Darling Clementine DVD compilation “Matinee Idle”. It contains all the promo videos to date, plus a selection of live footage recorded in Europe and N. America over the past 2 years. Don’t change channel, don’t touch that dial, more info very soon.

Thanks to all of you who have been emailing and asking when the next album, the new album, will be out. We are working on it. Great plans in store and hoping it will be out later in the year. We promise it will be worth the wait.

THE KING’S SPEECH:
We have been mouthing off of late. Must be the effect of working with such a fine orator as Mark Billingham. Follow this link to a recent interview given to the excellent Lonesome Highway webzine in Dublin last November. And check out next month’s UnCut magazine too, for our musings on the current state of country music. Yikes!

Also, we are very pleased to announce that the brand new MWK web site (well, a revitalized and rejuvenated site) is now open for business HERE. Do drop by and also check out the solo back catalogue that’s all now up on You-Tube. Lou’s solo work to follow soon.

LIKE & FOLLOW:
If not doing so already, PLEASE head over to Facebook and Twitter and like/follow us. Lots of things get posted on there that don’t make the official web site or into newsletters, especially tour photos and blogs. It’s the best way to keep in touch and bang up-to-date for the latest news on all things My Darling Clementine. Bring your friends too!

02 Feb

The Other Half / MDC Shows / Interviews

The Other Half:
Due to unforeseen circumstances the performance of The Other Half in Newcastle tonight has been cancelled. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused but we do hope to re-schedule a North East show for later in the year. Lots more ‘The Other Half’ shows have just been announced. Please check out the shows page for all the details.

MDC duo and 4 piece shows:
More shows have also been added to the tour later this months in Austria, and also for the in the USA for April. Again, all details on the shows page.

Talk Talk:
Follow this link to read Michael’s interview with Steve Rapid from the excellent webzine Lonesome Highway. Michael will also mouthing off in next’s months issue of UnCut, talking mainstream country!! You have been warned.

14 Jan

The Departure Lounge

Dear all, present and future members of The Departure Lounge,

For those of you who could not make the Departure Lounge gathering in December, just to let you know,  your packs went out on Saturday and should be with you by now, or any day soon.

For those of you who expressed interested in joining, but have not done so as yet, hell, what you waiting for?  Sign up now and you will receive BOTH Departure Lounge members packs (from August and January), so you wont have missed a single thing.

And these include;

  • 12 inch blue vinyl US only release compilation of How Do You Plead and The Reconciliation
  • Limited edition CD single of Miracle Mabel/Our Race Is Run
  • DVD of the soon to be released MDC video and live concert footage collection
  • Signed MDC and The Other Half A2 posters
  • Signed 10 x 8 photo
  • …as well as 25% discount on any merchandise ordered via the web site

JOIN in January and we will also include a copy of the 10 inch vinyl Lucky Bag EP, released for Record Store Day.

Thanks all. We will see you down the road.

- Michael & Lou