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by Amy LaVere
Memphis-based songwriter, bassist, and bandleader Amy LaVere has released her fifth solo album Painting Blue. Active in music since the early '90s, LaVere is also a member of all-star combo Motel Mirrors along with John Paul Keith and, since 2015, her husband Will Sexton. She has also worked as one-fifth of bluegrass group The Wandering alongside another team of all-stars (Natalie June, Shannon McNally, Sharde Thomas, and Luther Dickinson). Painting Blue is LaVere's first solo studio album since Sexton joined her musical fold; the two have toured this year as an acoustic duo. I saw them in March and eagerly awaited Painting Blue for six months after hearing LaVere do some of its material at the often spellbinding show.

LaVere is an excellent songwriter as well as interpreter; her supple voice and fluid string-bass playing can be enchanting. She tours nearly constantly, and I urge you to attend one of her shows if she comes to your town. I've seen her on close to a dozen occasions over the past eight years and it is well worth it each time. Painting Blue is her third consecutive strong and compelling solo effort since I first learned of her with 2011's Stranger Me. Her two albums and one EP before that are no slouches, and 2007's Anchors and Anvils was produced by Memphis legend Jim Dickinson. Her songs are highlights of the two Motel Mirrors releases to date, and for a quiet, intimate live recording her 2015 duo record with Sexton, Hallelujah, I'm a Dreamer, is another charmer. In my ideal world LaVere would be able to record more frequently, but when she does it is always a special thing.
2019 - Nine Mile
Posted: 11th October 2019
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