Michael Weston King

Born Nov 11, 1961

Michael Weston King is a singer and songwriter known for his lyrical and melancholic songs, his sonorous voice, as well as his dry, on-stage humor. Some of King's major influences are Tim Hardin, Townes Van Zandt, Phil Ochs, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, George Jones.… Read More

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    Daddy King's Story Told In New Documentary
    Huffington Post - Jan 18, 2016
  • What’s On September 17, 2013
    The Gazette - Sep 17, 2013
  • Book Review: Stylish Summer Reads From Phoenix Yard Children’s Books
    Burnley Express - Jun 28, 2013
  • Hitchhiking Cat 'mata Hairi' Headed Home To Oregon
    San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 17, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Weston King.


1961 Birth Michael Weston King was born in Derbyshire in 1961 but was raised in the Lancastrian seaside town of Southport. … Read More


1992 30 Years Old Taking their name from the Nick Cave album, The Good Son, King formed The Good Sons in 1992 as an authentic British alternative to the burgeoning Alt Country movement. In 1995 they signed to the German label Glitterhouse Records who released their debut album, "Singing The Glory Down", which earned a good reception from both critics and the British alt-country scene of the time. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old In 1996 they released the album "The Kings Highway", and then in 1997 "Wines, Lines and Valentines".
1999 37 Years Old The Good Sons had ceased to perform in 1999 and King chose to record his debut solo album, "God Shaped Hole". … Read More
2001 39 Years Old Following a series of solo tours around Europe, King reconvened the Good Sons to record their fourth album "Happiness" in early 2001. … Read More


2002 40 Years Old In 2002, and after 200 solo shows across Europe and America, King released "Live In Dinky Town", a collection of live and solo performances gathered shows in Hamburg, Austin, Amsterdam, Bilbao and Manchester. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Michael Weston King released the album "The Tender Place: A Collection 1999-2005", which put together his best solo creations from "A Decent Man" and "God Shaped Hole" albums. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old 2010 saw the release of King's latest solo album, a collection of protest songs entitled "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier", which addressed the serious issues facing everyday people in such difficult modern times.
2011 49 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, the album he had made in 2009, under the band name My Darling Clementine saw its UK release. … Read More
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