Hi Everyone,

Thanks to all of you who have come out to the shows so far this year.

Appreciate it has been pretty cold, especially in Oslo, Glasgow and Bradford.

Here are a couple of reviews from two of the January concerts.

See you all in Scotland this weekend.

– Lou and Michael

Jan 19th Glasgow, Oran Mor, Celtic Connections Festival:

Full review here.

Jan 25th Oslo, Vulkan Arena, Interstate 19 Festival:

“Prior to the festival, I knew nothing about the British duo My Darling Clementine other than having heard their name, but I understood that they are among the UK’s foremost country performers.

The band is a project for the couple Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Weston King, I know well as both a solo artist and leader of the band The Good Sons – a musical melting pot reminiscent of Clive Gregson (from the legendary Stiff Records band Any Trouble) and, for that matter, more recent Nick Lowe. Dalgleish has, amongst other things, played with Bryan Ferry, and The Brodsky Quartet.

Together, they are both a great country duo and a comedy double-act – with a quite brilliant band behind them.

I realise now that I have to listen to the three albums of My Darling Clementine, based on the fact that they played a number of brilliant songs such as “Friday Night, Tulip Hotel”, “Since I Fell For You”, the Tom T. Hall Tribute “Going Back To Memphis”, and offered an alternative view of abusive relationships to Tammy Wynette in the shape of “No Matter What Tammy Said (I Won’t Stand By Him)”.

This is, simply, an excellent example of the great art of songwriting, and it was amazing to see them live.”

Full, original text (in Norsk) and some photos of the festival can be found here.