The official video for Courtney Marie Andrews’ new single, “Kindness of Strangers,” is premiering today. Watch/share HERE. Shot in L.A. on Super 8 film by The Brothers Wright, the video originally debuted at British GQ, who praises, “The record is another reflection of her eclectic style and songwriting skill...the video captures Andrews as an ethereal figure in a set of passing images, using gentle lighting and double exposure it creates a different and tastefully abstract music video,” while The Fader declares, “‘Kindness of Strangers’ rules…incredible cut…what a voice she has—it always lifts me up.” 

“Kindness of Strangers” is the second song unveiled from Andrews’ anticipated new full-length album, May Your Kindness Remain, which will be released March 23 on Fat Possum Records/Mama Bird Recording Co. and is now available for pre-order. Each pre-order includes an instant download of “Kindness of Strangers” as well as the title track, which was recently featured as part of NPR Music’s “Songs We Love” series (listen/share HERE).

Andrews will tour throughout 2018 in support of the record, including a stop at SXSW as well as headline shows at Nashville’s The High Watt, DC’s Black Cat, New York’s Mercury Lounge, Chicago’s Schubas and L.A.’s The Moroccan Lounge. See below for full details. 

Produced by Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Tom Waits), the album was recorded over eight days at a rented house-turned-studio in L.A. In addition to Andrews on vocals and electric/acoustic guitar, the album features Dillon Warnek (electric guitar), Daniel Walter (organ, Wurlitzer, accordion), Charles Wicklander (piano, Wurlitzer), William Mapp (drums, percussion), Alex Sabel (bass) and C.C. White (background vocals).

Of the album and the inspiration behind its ten songs, Andrews comments, “The people that I’ve met on the road these past few years got me thinking about my childhood, and the people around me that I’ve known, and the stories that come from my family. It became clear how many people are struggling through the same issues. People are constantly chasing that bigger life. A lot of people are poor in America—and because of those unattainable goals, they’re also mentally unstable, or sad, or depressed or unfulfilled. A lot of people—myself included at some point in my life—are loving somebody through this. That’s sort of the theme of the record: coming to terms with depression and the reality of the world we’re living in.”


The new album is the follow-up to Andrews’ breakthrough album, Honest Life, which received overwhelming acclaim and landed on multiple “Best of 2016” lists, including at NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, The Bluegrass Situation, American Songwriter, Paste Magazine, Folk Alley and ABC News among others. The Bluegrass Situation called her, “a singular voice, one that can only be understood by being heard,” while Stereogum described the debut as, “an expert marriage of gracefully confessional songwriting with country-folk arrangements that recall Joni Mitchell.” Upon its release in the U.K., the album reached #1 on the U.K. Americana Chart and #1 on the Independent Album Breakers Chart and was awarded a five-star review from The Daily Telegraph who called it, “an absolutely perfect little gem of an album.” In April 2017, Andrews made her debut on the BBC’s legendary “Later…with Jools Holland” program. 



1. May Your Kindness Remain

2. Lift The Lonely From My Heart

3. Two Cold Nights In Buffalo

4. Rough Around The Edges

5. Border 

6. Took You Up

7. This House

8. Kindness Of Strangers

9. I’ve Hurt Worse

10. Long Road Back To You 



March 13-18—Austin, TX—SXSW

March 19—Nashville, TN—The High Watt 

March 20—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight 

March 21—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle

March 23—Washington, DC—Black Cat

March 24—Philadelphia, PA—Boot & Saddle 

March 26—Allston, MA—Great Scott 

March 27—New York, NY—Mercury Lounge 

March 29—Toronto, ON—The Drake 

March 30—Pontiac, MI—Vernors Room @ The Crofoot 

March 31—Chicago, IL—Schubas Tavern 

April 2—Minneapolis, MN—7th St Entry

April 5—San Francisco, CA—Cafe Du Nord 

April 6—Los Angeles, CA—The Moroccan Lounge

April 7—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar

April 12—Copenhagen, Denmark—Vega

April 13—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub

April 14—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Bitterzoet

April 15—Cologne, Germany—Studio 672

April 16—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club

April 18—Leeds, U.K.—Brudenell Social Club

April 19—Edinburgh, U.K.—Summerhall

April 20—Dublin, Ireland—Whelan’s

April 21—Liverpool, U.K.—Arts Club

April 22—Manchester, U.K.—Gorilla

April 23—Brighton, U.K.—Komedia

April 24—London, U.K.—Islington Assembly Hall

April 26—Paris, FR—Petit Bain

May 11—Portland, OR—Mississippi Studios 

May 12—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern

August 16-19—Wales, U.K. —Green Man Festival

photo credit: Laura E. Partain

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