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The Struggle

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
01-04-2022
Label:
Barcode:
5013929185432
Packaging:
Jewel Case
Catalog Number:
CDBRED854
The Struggle
The Struggle

Description

  • Ten new Michael Weston King songs which include two co- writes with old friends Peter Case and much missed friend and collaborator Jackie Leven.
  • A musical departure for Michael from his My Darling Clementine day job of the past decade, ‘The Struggle’ is a pure singer/songwriter album, rooted in the late ‘60s / early ‘70s and inspired by artists and writers such as Mickey Newbury, Jesse Winchester, John Prine, Bobby Charles, Jim Ford and early Van Morrison.
  • With cover art by acclaimed Welsh painter Dan Llywelyn Hall.

Michael Weston King is one of this country’s most prolific troubadours within the world of Americana/country, both as a solo artist and with country duo My Darling Clementine. Back in the day, he was the leader of Alt country band The Good Sons; his songs have been covered by the likes of American folk icons Carolyn Hester and Townes Van Zandt.

Recorded Spring 2021 in a remote studio in mid Wales, this self- produced affair was very much a collaboration with wunderkind engineer/musician Clovis Phillips. Mixing took place at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield with Michael’s long-time collaborator/ producer Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker).

Guests on this new album include Steve Nieve (keyboardist, Elvis Costello & The Attractions), Jeb Loy Nichols and British jazz trombonist Barnaby Dickinson, along with Michael’s wife and musical partner Lou Dalgleish, and their woodwind-playing daughter Mabel Dalgleish-King.

Michael will be touring the UK, Europe and the US with My Darling Clementine from February 2022. Each show will encompass a short solo set, during which Michael will perform songs solely from ‘The Struggle’. He will also be playing a few selected solo shows in 2022 accompanied by Clovis Phillips, his collaborator on the new album.

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