My Darling Clementine return to The Met following the release in 2017 of their critically acclaimed third album Still Testifying. Uncut magazine described it as ‘where gospel, country and southern soul happily collide… and it’s terrific.’
Since Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish 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. With Still Testifying they have adopted a more soulful and gospel approach and the album, like its predecessors, has been greatly hailed in both Europe and America.
After hundreds of shows across Europe and N.America, and some ingenious musical collaborations (Texan author and musician Kinky Friedman, The Brodsky Quartet, iconic singer and songwriter Graham Parker plus their audio book and unique song and story show collaboration with crime writer Mark Billingham), My Darling Clementine have won numerous awards, become regulars on the BBC and gained an ever-growing, passionate fan base.
Wry, witty, acerbic , and at times incredibly poignant, the duo always run their audiences through the full gamut of emotions with their match-made-in-heaven harmonies and songwriting of the very highest order
Oliver James Lomax is a 35 year old poet from Bolton now based in Manchester.
In 2017 he published his first collection, 18 Poems (published by Dylan’s Salubrious House Swansea) which was illustrated by artist Dan Llewellyn Hall. The book had two launches, one in south Wales at the Laugharne Festival and a northern launch at The Portico Library in Manchester.
He has been poet in residence at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, working on poems based on the Peterloo massacre, and on numerous occasions poet in residence with Dylan’s Book Bus at Latitude Festival, Greenman Festival, the Laugharne Weekend, and the Goodlife Experience, performing alongside fellow poets such as Roger McGough, Murray Lachlan Young and Mike Garry.
“King and Dalgleish have re-invented the country duet - The mingling of these two voices is just heavenly”Uncut
“One of the most exquisitely pained country albums of the year”New York Daily News
“Still Testifying is a triumph”Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
“Like Nick Lowe, King and Dalgleish are able to create songs that make you feel that you know them while being quite new and gorgeous.”Record Collector
“Even more depth and darkness than on their previous two albums. A stroke of genius.”Country Music People