Amy Lavere w/Will Sexton and Blank Range

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Singer and upright bassist Amy LaVere definitely isn’t suffering from overexposure. Her two most recent solo albums appeared in 2007 and 2011, and she’s been pretty choosy about her side projects, among them acting turns in the Cash biopic Walk the Line (she played Wanda Jackson), the Southern gothic Samuel L. Jackson vehicle Black Snake Moan and the Kickstarter-funded Only Child, as well as a touring and recording collaboration with the Luther Dickinson-organized string band The Wandering. I’d call the latter a supergroup, except for the fact that several members have more fascinating sensibilities and back stories than they do marquee name recognition. That goes for Delta blues fife player Sharde Thomas, banjo-playing country-soul songwriter Valerie June, sultry swamp-pop interpreter Shannon McNally and even LaVere herself. She’s gotten to be something of an expert at working a Southern feminine mystique, crooning biting sentiments with a girlish fragility that teasingly reveals a secretive, self-satisfied emotional landscape beneath. That’s plenty of reason to stay tuned for her next move.

—JEWLY HIGHT

Fri, Aug 9 | 9:00 PM
The Basement
$8.00
21 and over
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Amy LaVere

Memphis TN  |  Singer-Songwriter



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