Courtney Marie Andrews Shares ‘Irene’ Video – Announces Indie Exclusive LP With Bonus 7″

July 25, 2017

Courtney Marie Andrews has released a video for “Irene” off of her breakout record Honest Life today over on NPR.  The song is an anthem for the timid, a beautiful hymn to bolster confidence and believe in your potential. Andrews sums it up perfectly saying “Irene is the little voice inside most of us, that says we aren’t good enough, or strong enough. It’s about shutting that voice off, while also accepting life’s inevitable struggles. It’s about coming to terms with you are, and believing in that person. Irene was written for a friend who was going through a confusing time, but like some songs do, over time it turned into a song about not only myself, but all of the women that I love. Irene is amazing, she just doesn’t know it yet.”

Mama Bird Recording Co. & Fat Possum Records are pleased to announce the release of an exclusive coke-bottle green vinyl of Honest Life to independent record stores. This version will include a bonus 7″ of unreleased recordings.  The bundle is limited to 400 copies and can be purchased on September 15, 2017.

Honest Life:

  1. Rookie Dreaming
  2. Not The End
  3. Irene
  4. How Quickly Your Heart Mends
  5. Let The Good One Go
  6. Honest Life
  7. Table For One
  8. Put The Fire Out
  9. 15 Highway Lines
  10. Only In My Mind

Bonus 7″

  1. Sea Town
  2. Near You


“[Honest Life] is an expert marriage of gracefully confessional songwriting with country-folk arrangements that recall Joni Mitchell.” – Stephen Deusner, Stereogum

“Her songs are anchored by smart lyricism that seems more like an intimate conversation than a fiery confessional.” – Marissa R. Moss, Rolling Stone

Courtney Marie Andrews is the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.” – Brittney McKenna, American Songwriter

“Joni Mitchell is the logical comparison to the soft howl and deep-Canyon vibrato of her vocals, but there are echoes of the Indigo Girls and even Ryan Adams’ Gold too since her songs are anchored by smart lyricism that seems more like an intimate conversation than a fiery confessional.” – Marissa R. Moss, Rolling Stone Country

“Plenty of vocalists can sing with power, and some can sing with convincing subtlety. There aren’t very many who can do both in the same breath. Courtney Marie Andrews is one of those rare artists.” – Eric Danton, Paste

“Andrews’s voice is pure and sweet with nuanced warbles and flutters and a little break on the top notes, bringing to mind the tremulous flow of Emmylou Harris… while the poetic economy of her lyrics is right up there with such masters of the country vignette as Guy Clark and John Prine.” – Neil McCormick, The Telegraph

“So the album goes: over and above the intimacy of the sparse acoustic landscapes and her unaffected vocals – Joni Mitchell and Alela Diane are clear influences – the delicate lyrical barbs make Honest Life one to hear.” – Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian

On Tour (North American dates in bold)

Aug 3-6 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon 2017
Aug 10-13 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Folk Fest
Aug 17 – Stockholm, SE – Bryggarsalen
Aug 18 – Malmo, SE – Malmofestivalen
Aug 20 – Venlo, NL – Zomerparkfeest
Aug 21 – Groningen, NL – Noorderzon Festival
Aug 23 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Aug 24 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Aug 26 – Westport, IE – Westport House (Harvest Music Festival)
Aug 27 – Einniskillen, UK – Einniskillen Airport (Harvest Music Festival)
Aug 29 – Dublin, IE – Whelan’s
Aug 30 – Belfast, UK – Open House Festival
Aug 31 – Glasgow, UK – St. Luke’s

Sept 1 – Birmingham, UK
Sept 2 – Tollard Royal, UK – End Of The Road Festival
Sept 3 – Bristol, UK – The Lantern
Sept 4 – London, UK – Bush Hall
Sept 5 – London, UK – Bush Hall
Sept 7 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up du Label
Sept 8 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
Sept 8-10 – Leffinge, BE – Leffingeleuren Festival
Sept 9 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Sept 12 – Berlin, DE – Privat Club
Sept 13 – Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar (VEGA)
Sept 14-17 – Nashville, TN –  Americana Fest

October 18 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^
October 19 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre^
October 20 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West^
October 21 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn^
October 23 – St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall^
October 24 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom^
October 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue^
October 28 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre^
October 30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall^

November 1 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel^
November 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
November 3 – Boston, MA – Royale^
November 4 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall^
November 9 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern^
November 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre^
November 14 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret^
November 15 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre^
November 16 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom^
^Supporting Hamilton Leithauser

Courtney Marie Andrews’ Honest Life grabbed year-end lists from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, American Songwriter to NPR which lead to her performing on the first episode of the new season of Later…With Jools Holland (alongside Thundercat, Anderson Paak, Spoon), and has received glowing press including a major BBC profile, five star review in The Telegraph,  multiple features in The Guardian and a profile in The Independent. Her duet with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for Our First 100 Days was lauded by Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan and Paste. Andrews has just returned from a successful tour with Joe Pug in Australia and will be on a headlining tour in Europe in the fall, an official showcase at the Americana Music Fest in Nashville and a North American tour with Hamilton Leithauser beginning in October.