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Album Art - Memphis

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BIO

A self-proclaimed late bloomer, Amy Black started her music career in Boston and in a relatively short time developed into a national touring artist. As an vocalist and songwriter, she explored genres including folk, country and Americana, but her Southern roots led her to what she does best — blues, classic R&B, soul and gospel.

 

Always drawn to soul singers, it wasn’t until her third album, The Muscle Shoals Sessions, that Amy found her musical sweet spot — and knew her next stop had to be Memphis, the place where blues and soul converge (and where she herself was conceived), where Al Green, Otis Redding and so many others turned grit and groove into some of the world’s most beloved tunes. Black hunted down several top musical architects to help her lay down the sound she was meant to make — the sound of Memphis.

 

Her new album, Memphis, puts Black — already considered “a bluesy, R&B heavy hitter” by Elmore magazine — on the same continuum as soul sisters from Dusty Springfield, Ann Peebles and Mavis Staples to Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynne.  

The album was produced and engineered by Scott Bomar, the Grammy-nominated, Emmy-winning producer and leader of the Bo-Keys. The players on the album include members of the Hi Records and Stax rhythm sections.

 

Black says she hopes her album Memphis will inspire listeners to dig into this music as she has and to explore “the history, the people, the stories” of these fabled places.

 

"Black's new record is Memphis, a soulful and swinging collection of seven originals plus three covers of songs by legendary artists. Released on her own label Reuben Records, the aptly titled album shines a light on Black's love for the iconic city that has been home to some of the greatest blues, soul, country and rock 'n' roll ever produced.” —CHICAGO TRIBUNE

 

“Expertly crafted and passionately sung, Amy Black’s Memphis is worth visiting again and again.” —LIVING BLUES


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