Courtney Marie Andrews has announced a new album, Old Flowers, due June 5 July 24 via Fat Possum (pre-order). It was produced by frequent Big Thief producer Andrew Sarlo, and Courtney made it with Big Thief drummer James Krivchenia and Big Thief collaborator (and Twain member) Matthew Davidson. She says:

Old Flowers is about heartbreak. There are a million records and songs about that, but I did not lie when writing these songs. This album is about loving and caring for the person you know you can’t be with. It’s about being afraid to be vulnerable after you’ve been hurt. It’s about a woman who is alone, but okay with that, if it means truth. This was my truth this year—my nine-year relationship ended and I’m a woman alone in the world, but happy to know herself.

Andrew Sarlo adds that they aimed to make the record "as cathartic and minimal as possible," and you can definitely hear that on lead single "If I Told," which strips away any unnecessary frills and gets straight to the core of Courtney's powerful songwriting. It's a very promising first taste, and you can listen for yourself below.

Courtney is playing an album release shows at Nashville's Analog on June 5 (ticket info TBA) and Brooklyn's Union Pool on June 9 (on sale 3/6 at 10 AM).

In addition to those shows, Courtney has a few dates with Nathaniel Rateliff (who Courtney released a duet with last year), and she's also opening The Tallest Man On Earth's tour, including his NYC shows at Webster Hall on May 14 (tickets) and May 15 (sold out). All dates are listed below.

1. Burlap String
2. Guilty
3. If I Told
4. Together Or Alone
5. Carnival Dream
6. Old Flowers
7. Break The Spell
8. It Must Be Someone Else’s Fault
9. How You Get Hurt
10. Ships In The Night

Courtney Marie Andrews -- 2020 Tour Dates
March 5—Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre*
March 8—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall*
March 9—Toronto, ON—Roy Thomson Hall*
March 10—Boston, MA—Orpheum Theatre*
March 11—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 12—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 13—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 14—Chicago, IL—Old Town School of Folk Music†
March 16—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s†
March 19—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 20—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 21—San Francisco, CA—Great American Music Hall†
March 23—San Luis Obispo, CA—Fremont Theater†
March 25—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
March 26—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
March 27—West Hollywood, CA—Troubadour†
April 25—Indio, CA—Stagecoach Music Festival
May 7—New Haven, CT—College Street Music Hall†
May 8—Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer†
May 9—Boston, MA—Royale†
May 10—Portsmouth, NH—Music Hall†
May 13—Washington, DC—9:30 Club†
May 14—New York, NY—Webster Hall†
May 15—New York, NY—Webster Hall†
June 5—Nashville, TN—Analog
June 9—Brooklyn, NY—Union Pool
June 12—Oslo, Norway—Oslo Americana
June 13-14—Stockholm, Sweden—Stockholm Americana
June 14—Beekse Bergen, NL—Best Kept Secret
June 16—Birmingham, U.K.—Hare & Hounds
June 17—Pocklington, U.K.—Pocklington Arts Centre
June 18—London, U.K.—Omeara
June 19-21—Tunbridge Wells, UK—Black Deer Festival
June 21—Nottingham, U.K.—Metronome
June 22—Oxford, U.K.—Wesley Memorial Church
July 10—Minneapolis, MN—Basilica Block Party

*with Nathaniel Rateliff
†with The Tallest Man on Earth

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