A Little Bit Of Nashville Rocked This Session
I am starting to learn about the Nashville – and more particularly East Nashville – music scene because that is one of the places where a lot of amazing new music is being made.
As I have written, if you asked me ten years ago what kind of music I did not enjoy, country music would have been one of those genres. What I have realized is that I love much country music, but I do not like nasal voices singing songs that I call the my-dog-died-and-I’m-so-blue style.
Amelia’s music bears no resemblance to the country music I dislike. Not only is her voice beautiful but her songs are smart and full of honest emotions.
She appeared in support of her recent release, ‘Old Postcard’, and played a number of songs from it. They speak in part to her relationship with her parents and how it has and continues to evolve. I suspect everybody could relate to the experiences of which she sings in some respect.
I particularly enjoyed the title song and ‘Daddy Run’ from the recent release. Both songs evoke images I can see in my mind’s eye, which (to me) is proof of great song writing.
Playing guitar and providing some backing vocals was Sergio Webb. What a fabulous guitarist he is! I had the privilege of sitting directly in front of him; it was amazing to watch his fingers move seemingly effortlessly across the strings to produce such gorgeous sounds.
When I spoke with Sergio after the set, he told me he plays with Amelia because he loves her music. What better reason than that could there be for a session musician to tour with another musician, playing her music and putting 5,000 miles on their vehicle?
Amelia has been playing and writing music since she was quite young; I sense that it was her way to express herself freely.
I hope Amelia and Sergio, together or separately, come back to the Boston area soon because I want to see them perform more great songs.
Posted on June 16, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged Alternate Root, Alternate Root TV, amelia white, boston, Country music, Extended Play Sessions, music, Nashville music, sergio webb. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.