In this uplifting evening of pure country gold, husband-and-wife team Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish revitalize the country duet – a heavenly set of original ballads that brilliantly evoke the spirit of June Cater/Johnny Cash and George Jones/Tammy Wynette. With spellbinding voices mixed with a 50’s-60’s golden era styling and just a little knowing tongue in cheek, this is terrific countrified thrills, every song sounding like a forgotten Nashville classic.
‘Lou has the most stunning voice. I LOVE it.’ Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2
★★★★★‘It was theatre, it was country music, it was rock ‘n’ roll.’ Maverick
★★★★ ‘Finely written studies. Original and inventive’ The Guardian
“Why don’t we form a band?” said the husband.
“Why don’t you empty the dishwasher?” said the wife.
For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60’s and 70’s , My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards has placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene.
Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish continue to tour with their incredible new album Still Testifying – which Uncut magazine described as “where gospel, country and southern soul happily collide. It’s terrific”
Since they shook up the world of country and Americana with their much lauded 2013 debut “How Do You Plead?” they have continued to push the boundaries of country music, this time adopting a more soulful and gospel approach. Like it’s predecessors it has been greatly hailed both in Europe, and in N.America too, where they now tour regularly.
3 albums, some ingenious musical collaborations, including “The Other Half” – a stage play/audio book with crime writer Mark Billingham, along with 100’s of shows has led to various awards and an ever growing fan base with a genuinely heartfelt love of their music.
All of which is testimony to their match-made-in-heaven harmonies and a gift for songwriting of the very highest order.
In concert they always deliver. Wry, witty, sharp funny, and at times incredibly poignant. MDC run their audience through the full gamut of emotions. It really is a show not to be missed.
Supported by Live and Local / Shindig