My Darling Clementine


17 Jul

New Dates Announced!


Lou will be joining Michael on Thursday at his solo show at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Birmingham to close out the evening with a set of MDC songs.

Michael Weston King – “My Back Pages” (MWK 75 minute solo set  followed by My Darling Clementine acoustic set of songs from the new album to close)

Thursday 20th July – Birmingham @ Kitchen Garden Cafe: VENUE | TICKETS


Michael and Lou will be live on air on BBC WM with Paul Franks between 6pm and 7pm on Wednesday.

13 Jul

My Darling Clementine are Testifying in These Towns…

Dear friends,

Hope the summer is treating you well.

Just a brief newsletter to let you know about 2 shows this month. These will be our last shows in the UK until October.


Saturday 15th July – Bristol – River Town Americana Weekend:

*(featuring Al Cook on pedal steel and Al Gare on double bass)

Michael Weston King – “My Back Pages”
Thursday 20th July – Birmingham – Kitchen Garden Cafe:


(MWK solo for 75 minutes then a My Darling Clementine acoustic set of songs to end
the evening)


If you missed the recent BBC sessions you can catch up with them on BBC I-player via these links:

BBC Radio 2 Bob Harris session.

BBC Radio Scotland Janice Forsyth session.


We are featured in the current issue of Country Music People. available from all good newstands.

You can also read more MDC mouthing off via these fine web sites

No Depression
Say It With Garage Flowers
Penny Black Music


If you have not got your hands on a copy of the new album yet – what are you waiting for?   Make it the soundtrack of your summer.

Maybe these words to the wise will get you ordering now. On CD, vinyl or download here.

‘Still Testifying is a triumph’
Bob Harris,  BBC RADIO 2

‘Where gospel, country and Southern soul happily collide. Terrific’
UnCut 8/10 ********

Like Nick Lowe, Weston King and Dalgleish, are able to create songs that make you feel that you know them while being quite new and gorgeous.
Record Collector 4/5 ****

The Guardian 4/5****    The Daily Express 4/5****

Even more depth and darkness than on their previous two albums. A stroke of genius.
Country Music People 5/5 ***** 

Laying claim to be the best country album of the year for the third time and shaping up to be their most successful yet. Long may they continue to bear witness.

We love getting YOUR feedback so please keep these comments coming, either via Facebook, Twitter (@My_Darling_Clem), or the MDC web site.

Or post your review of the album on the Amazon page.

Thanks everyone,
Lou & Michael

28 Jun


The album has been officially out now for 3 weeks and the reaction from all of you who have heard it has been so positive. We are delighted you are digging it.

The response from both the press and radio has been fabulous, too.

Here are a few things to check out:

Jolene’s Story is on the BBC Radio 2 Country playlist this week.


MDC are live in session with Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 July 6th, between 7pm and 8pm.


The new issue of Country Music People carries an interview & feature:


Wednesday 28th June – MDC are live on BBC Radio Scotland Janice Forsyth show with Ian Rankin – broadcast live from The Oxford Bar in Edinburgh between 2pm-3pm.


More support last week on BBC Radio Scotland c/o Ricky Ross show Another Country.


Here are a couple of recent reviews from UnCut and The Daily Express:


Various excellent on-line reviews over the past 2 weeks also  – here are a few link to peruse;

No Depression
Penny Black Music
Fatea Records
Folk Radi

12 Jun

The new My Darling Clementine album “Still Testifying” is Out Now!

(c) Marco Bakker

Order now!

‘Still Testifying is a triumph’ –Bob Harris,  BBC RADIO 2
UnCut 8/10 ********
Record Collector 4/5 ****
Country Music People 5/5 ***** 

Read in-depth interview at


The UK tour continues throughout June and July. Details of all shows here.

24 May

May Day, May Day – “Still Testifying” band tour starts in 2 weeks

Hey everyone,

Just 3 weeks now until the new album is officially released.

(c) Marco Bakker

We are so looking forward to you all hearing it and to getting out on the road with the full band again to play it live.


The tour started last week with 2 acoustic shows in Sheffield and Durham. Wonderful nights in intimate surroundings. Thanks to all who came

Here are live ticket links to ALL the UK shows in June and July. So….… your night with MDC is just ‘one click away’

If not booked already, and you are planning on coming to a show please do book early. The band are sounding amazing, and we really don’t want you to miss out on hearing them. The line-up for the tour is the same core of fabulous players who made the album. Martin Belmont, Neil Bullock, Alan Cook, Kevin Foster, Liam Grundy.

There will also  be additional guests at selected shows.

MDC on stage at New York City Winery, April 10th

33 & 1/3 RPM

Although it is not officially released until June 2, all the pre-orders have now gone out. There is still time, if you wish, to pre-order to get an advanced copy from our website or from Amazon.

OR, just buy it the first week of release — from you local store or on-line. That would be wonderful — who knows, we may even chart!


A new video for the song “There’s Nothing You Can Tell Me”, was just premiered on the CMM / Country Music Magazine web site on Friday here.  (Please check it out, and look out too for a lengthy MDC feature in the next issue)The direct YouTube link is here.You can also get a download of this song when you pre-order the new album.


Bob Harris played Jolene’s Story* on Bob Harris Country BBC Radio (51.30 mins into the show)

Ricky Ross played There’s Nothing You Can Tell Me on Another Country, BBC Radio Scotland.

Ralph Mclean played The Embers & The Flame BBC Radio Ulster (5.05 mins into the show)

Iain Anderson played The Embers & The Flame BBC Radio Scotland – opening the show with it.

Lots more radio to come and live sessions too.  We will keep you updated on these via Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks again everyone, enjoy the new video, please share, share, share (and Cher) and BOOK your tickets for the tour NOW!

– Lou & Michael