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Friday, 12 August 2011 18:42

Amy LaVere 8/12/11 + Video

Amy LaVere 8/12/11 Kate McDaniel
Written by Matt Stuttler
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  • Date Recorded: August 12, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Amy LaVere
  • Hosting Show: Feel Like Going Home
  • Sound: Jon Valley
  • Video: Paul Oryem

Backed by a swaggering band of ghostly music makers, Amy LaVere conjures the bluesy spirit of her hometown of Memphis with floor-stomping tunes and sweeping ballads.

LaVere isn't one to take any breaks. Between recording her third solo album, managing an impressive acting career and performing live relentlessly, while helming the stage with an upright bass, LaVere makes songs that are fit for country-western dance halls and rock 'n' roll night clubs alike.

On her new album, "Stranger Me," LaVere reflects and reacts to both sides of a heartbreak, mostly letting her ex-lover know their love is dead through barroom-rousing tracks like "A Great Divide" and "Damn Love Song." The album closer "Let Yourself Go (Come On)" finds her coming around to another shot of love, letting her muse know that she is willing to "be your woman tonight" in a smooth and twangy voice.

For this Live at KDHX session, LaVere and her band -- featuring David Cousar on guitar, Shawn Zorn on drums and Krista Wroten on violin -- revisit "Washing Machine," from LaVere's second album, "Anchors and Anvils," and give the new song "Red Banks" and the title cut to "Stranger Me" a whole new feel.

Amy LaVere performed with Magic City at Off Broadway on August 12.

All photos by Kate McDaniel.

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