Courtney Marie Andrews returns to Manchester next week as she tours her latest album Old Flowers for the first time.
The Grammy nominated artist performs at Manchester’s Gorilla in the midst of an 11-date UK and Ireland tour.
The acclaimed US singer, songwriter, poet and musician released her album Old Flowers in August 2020. The album was nominated for Best Americana Album at the 2021 Grammy’s and was named International Album Of The Year at the Americana UK Awards. Courtney Marie Andrews was also crowned International Artist Of The Year at the Americana UK Awards.
Old Flowers was written in the aftermath of a long-term relationship. The ten tracks on the album chart Courtney Marie Andrews’ journey through heartbreak, loneliness and finding herself again. Speaking about Old Flowers, Courtney Marie Andrews said, “Old Flowers is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth. This was my truth this year—my nine-year relationship ended and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.”
Andrews performed vocals, acoustic guitar and piano on the album and was joined by Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief’s James Krivchenia (drums, percussion).
Courtney Marie Andrews also recently released her debut book of poetry, Old Monarch.
When does Courtney Marie Andrews headline at Manchester’s Gorilla?
Courtney Marie Andrews headlines at Gorilla, Manchester, on 26 October 2021.
Manchester gigs – Courtney Marie Andrews – image courtesy Sam Stenson