"One of the best albums of 2006"
|Cd from local stand-up bassist Amy LaVere, who's been kicking around Memphis for years in The Gabe & Amy Show, finally out on her own with an all-star cast of cohorts, including Jim Dickinson, Paul Taylor, Paul Buchignani, Jimbo Mathus, Jason Freeman and more. She also played Wanda Jackson in the recent I Walk The Line film... real nice country-tinged pop... |
This World Is Not My Home
from PopMatters: January 12, 2006
by Roger Holland
Amy LaVere is another of your typical 21st century renaissance women. Actress by day, singer and musician by night, LaVere's been a Detroit punk, learned to play rockabilly stand-up bass in Nashville, fronted her own band in Memphis, worked as a tour guide at Sun Records, and played Wanda Jackson in Walk the Line. Now, even as she's being cast to appear alongside Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake in Black Snake Moan (it sounds awful, frankly), she still finds time to release her debut solo album. Busy, busy, busy.
This World Is Not My Home is an impressive collection of slightly quirky, vaguely cinematic, and deeply interesting songs that brings together elements of blues, jazz and country into an often dark but generally compelling work.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 January, 2006.