COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS
We are thrilled to be welcoming Courtney Marie Andrews to Future Yard, kicking off the autumn months in Birkenhead in support of her 2022 album, ‘Loose Future‘. Born out of a summer of introspection spent on the shores of Cape Cod, Loose Future is a record of triumph, filled with songs exploring the feeling of letting love in, guided by harmonies and alternative percussion. It’s an album reminding us that taking the dip is what letting love in feels like. Sometimes you plunge, and sometimes you walk slowly in.
You can take the plunge with us on 1st September.
Tickets on sale Friday 5th May 10am.
Loose Future ultimately represents a high watermark of her unbelievable journey thus far. Courtney was raised in Maricopa County, Arizona by a single mother and a ragtag collection of Southwest eccentrics with a penchant for characters: bikers, Buddhists and cowboys. It was an unorthodox childhood, as a latchkey kid at the age of 7 and her mom working nights at Walmart and days at a call centre in Phoenix she was often left to her own devices. Armed with a guitar her uncle had bought her for 30 pesos on a trip to Mexico, she spent this time developing her brilliant musical mind.
Her early pursuits led to her playing in punk bands in high school before becoming a touring member of Jimmy Eat World at just 18 years old, and from there Courtney went on to release a series of acclaimed albums. She garnered her first GRAMMY Award nomination in the category of “Best Americana Album” for 2020’s Old Flowers. Meanwhile, the record closed out 2020 on year-end lists from Good Morning America, Magnet, and Uncut. The New York Times raved, “Courtney Marie Andrews’s luminous new album, ‘Old Flowers,’ anatomizes the aftermath of breaking up: loneliness, bittersweet memories, recriminations, regrets, temptations, lessons of experience.” Highlighting “Burlap String,” Rolling Stone claimed, “Driven by acoustic guitar, the song brings to mind classic Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, but Andrews’ bell-clear voice and fearless message of introspection are unmistakably her own.” Of the album, Stereogum attested, “up front in all of it is Andrews’ voice, wringing beauty out of pain and self-realization.”
“When you listen to me, I hope you feel good,” Courtney says. “I spent so much of my career relating to the brokenhearted. There will always be that side of me. With this record (Loose Future), I hope you feel love on multiple levels. It doesn’t have to be romantic; it could just be self-love or hope. I’ve come into the full spectrum of my own creativity and selfhood. I want to keep continuing exploring that forever against the backdrop of summer.”
Future Yard presents
Courtney Marie Andrews
Friday 1st September 2023
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £15 advance
Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
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