Songs of regret and twang at Bozzini’s

UK duo My Darling Clementine is kicking off a tour next Thursday night in Chilliwack

UK country duo My Darling Clementine is kicking off a West Coast tour at Bozzini's Upstairs in Chilliwack on Thursday

UK country duo My Darling Clementine are kicking off a West Coast tour at Bozzini’s Upstairs on Thursday, March 26.

Expect songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt.

Classic duets were at their peak in the late 60s and 1970s, the likes of George Jones & Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and more. Fast forward 40 years and those timeless songs are alive and well in the hands of the Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish of My Darling Clementine.

Weston King, a seasoned troubadour, and former leader of alt-country pioneers The Good Sons, is known as one of Britain’s finest singer songwriters. With 10 solo albums, four were with The Good Sons. Always on the road, both solo and touring with the likes of Nick Cave, John Cale, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn. His collaborations with Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and the legendary Townes Van Zandt (who cut his own version of Michael’s song Riding The Range), have only enhanced his considerable musical reputation.

Dalgleish is quite simply one of, if not the finest female singer in the UK. She has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, and many more. From 1993 – 2000 she released for albums (including the acclaimed Live at Ronnie Scotts) that showed off her unique songwriting, her stunning vocals and unique interpretation of other works. A long-time Costello fan she can also be seen appearing in the show, They Call Her Natasha, a stage show based on his life and music.

Both King and Dalgleish had independent music careers but after 10 years of marriage, the two focused their attention on a joint project. The result was How Do You Plead? an album that took the country/Americana world by storm. The debut single,100,000 Words became a BBC Radio 2 hit, and the band and album went on to win awards on both sides of the Atlantic.

My Darling Clementine, Thursday, March 26 – Doors 6 p.m., show 8 p.m. Tickets $20 at Bozzini’s or 604-792-0744