Artist DescriptionHailed by critics as “a uniquely Memphis blend of grit and delicacy” and “filled with just enough charm to melt the heart,” Amy LaVere is an American singer, songwriter, bass player, and storyteller. She has recorded four releases on the Archer Records label - This World Is Not My Home (2005), Anchors & Anvils (2007), an EP, Died of Love (2009), and Stranger Me (2011). The London Times says Amy “takes the audience into a world where R&B tunes, country waltzes, rockabilly shuffles, and funky Americana music are welded together and given a slightly Gothic twist.” Appearances on the BBC’s Later with Jools Holland, Conan O’Brien, the Royal Albert Hall and Germany’s Rolling Stone Festival have introduced her to audiences around the world. Amy’s newest album, Stranger Me, was produced with noted UK producer/engineer Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire).
In addition to her songwriting prowess, Amy is quite the upright bass player. As the late Jim Dickinson (her former producer) once said, “She can triple–slap the upright bass like Willie Dixon on steroids.”
Amy’s summer 2012 American tour kicks off May 31st with shows from California to New York.