Signed - The Struggle by Michael Weston King CD
1 WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
3 THE HARDEST THING OF ALL
4 ANOTHER DYING DAY
5 THE FINAL REEL
6 THE OLD SOFT SHOE
7 VALERIE’S COMING HOME
8 ME AND FRANK
9 THEORY OF TRUTHMAKERS
10 WEIGHT OF THE WORLD (Ghostwriter Mix)
- Ten new Michael Weston King songs which include two co-writes with old friends Peter Case and the much missed Jackie Leven.
- A musical departure for Michael from his My Darling Clementine day job of the past decade, ‘The Struggle’ is a pure singer/songwriter album, rooted in the late ‘60s / early ‘70s and inspired by artists and writers such as Mickey Newbury, Jesse Winchester, John Prine, Bobby Charles, Jim Ford and early Van Morrison.
- With cover art by acclaimed Welsh painter Dan Llywelyn Hall.
Michael Weston King is one of this country’s most prolific troubadours within the world of Americana/country, both as a solo artist and with country duo My Darling Clementine. Back in the day, he was the leader of Alt country band The Good Sons; his songs have been covered by the likes of American folk icons Carolyn Hester and Townes Van Zandt.
Recorded Spring 2021 in a remote studio in mid Wales, this self- produced affair was very much a collaboration with wunderkind engineer/musician Clovis Phillips. Mixing took place at Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield with Michael’s long-time collaborator/ producer Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker).
Guests on this new album include Steve Nieve (keyboardist, Elvis Costello & The Attractions), Jeb Loy Nichols and British jazz trombonist Barnaby Dickinson, along with Michael’s wife and musical partner Lou Dalgleish, and their woodwind-playing daughter Mabel Dalgleish-King.
Michael will be touring the UK, Europe and the US with My Darling Clementine from February 2022. Each show will encompass a short solo set, during which Michael will perform songs solely from ‘The Struggle’. He will also be playing a few selected solo shows in 2022 accompanied by Clovis Phillips, his collaborator on the new album.