Courtney Marie Andrews Signs to Fat Possum

June 13, 2017

We’ve been sitting on this secret for some time now and couldn’t be more excited to announce that singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews has joined the Fat Possum family! We’re partnering with Portland, OR based Mama Bird Recording Co. to co-release CMA’s Honest Life, her 2016 breakout release which grabbed year-end lists from Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Paste, American Songwriter to NPR. Take a listen here and purchase direct from the Fat Possum store here.

Andrews says of the partnership:
“I’m elated that Fat Possum will be co-releasing my albums with Mama Bird Recording Co. So honored to be a part of a label with such an incredible catalog, that includes artists like Townes Van Zandt, Al Green, and Fred McDowell, yet continues to support new songwriters and artists. Fat Possum has a unique and rich history with music, and I’m grateful they’ll be taking me on.”

Nashville’s WMOT have just posted a video of Andrews’ unreleased song “Heart and Mind” which she explains:

“Back in November, only two days or so after the election, this song hit me like a brick at a Love’s Truck Stop. I pulled over, and wrote it in 10 minutes. That’s how some songs are delivered, fully formed, and you must write them when they come. For the first time in my womanhood, I felt powerless, because the man who was supposed to rule our country made some very shocking and hurtful comments about women. It reminded me of all the times I, or someone close to me, had been harassed, sexually abused, cat-called, or body shamed. The song is intended to empower, and to conquer our demons. It is a statement, not a plea or a question. We ARE more than bodies. We are strong, intelligent, capable humans, with our own opinions and thoughts. It’s a song that I desperately needed as a reminder, and a song that I hope serves as a reminder to women who feel powerless.” – Courtney Marie Andrews

Check out Courtney Marie Andrews’ new song ‘Heart and Mind’

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

“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

Check out the video for “Put The Fire Out” below:

Upcoming Tour Dates:
July 06 – Brisbane, AU – Old Museum*
July 07 – Bellingen, AU – Bello Winter Music
July 09 – Newcastle, AU – The Edwards*
July 11 – Sydney, AU – Landsdowne Hotel*
July 12 – Sydney, AU – Coogee Diggers*
July 13 – Melbourne, AU – Spotted Mallard*
July 14 – Melbourne, AU – Caravan Music Club*
July 15 – Meeniyan, AU – Meeniyan Town Hall*
July 16 – Adelaide, AU – Grace Emily Hotel*
July 19 – Wellington, NZ – San Francisco Bath House*
July 20 – Auckland, NZ – Tuning Fork*

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

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

October 18 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club^
October 19 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre^
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 15 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre^
November 16 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom^

*Supporting Joe Pug
^Supporting Hamilton Leithauser

More Info On Courtney Marie Andrews’ “Honest Life”:
There’s a new generation of women burning down the Nashville music industry. Powerful voices like Margo Price and Nikki Lane have been rewriting the script, owning their own songs and vision. Now, add to this list Washington State Americana songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews. After a decade spent at the height of the music industry, touring solo and with large pop bands, she realized her desire for a place to come home to. She found that in a small rural town in the deep forests of Washington State. There, she posted up at a local bar, slinging drinks, basking in the simplicity and reflection it allowed. She has emerged in 2016 with a new fire on Honest Life, melding indie-folk and Americana with a rebellious country flavor reminiscent of her Southwestern roots.

About Fat Possum
Fat Possum Records, the venerable independent label from Oxford, Mississippi, with a catalog comprised of Al Green, Black Keys, Townes Van Zandt, Spiritualized, AA Bondy, Kadhja Bonet, RL Burnside, Walkmen, Youth Lagoon, The Districts, Temples, and many more. In their 26th year, Fat Possum has offices located in Oxford, MS, New York, and London.

About Mama Bird Recording Co.

Mama Bird Recording Co. is a Portland, Ore. based record label committed to exceptional songcraft. Founded in 2011, their catalog includes acclaimed albums from Saintseneca, Barna Howard, Myriam Gendron, Quiet Life and Vikesh Kapoor, among others.