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Genuine storytelling is a time-honored custom, passed down through generations, shared with passion and imbued by honesty. For singer/songwriter Amy Black, storytelling – and true Southern tradition – is in her blood, arriving with an undeniable sense of history, an irrepressible passion for performing, and a whole lot of authentic soul. And with her new album One Time, the Boston-based performer takes her shot, makes a stand and delivers one of the most evocative new Americana discs of the year.

“I believe that we get one chance in life.” Amy says. “Every day, with everything we do and every decision we make, we’ve got to make it count. Part of making it count is facing up to the truth. That’s what the characters in my songs are trying to do – tell the truth.” One Time is ruled by the truth, a disc that shares tales of hard times, strong women, and even stronger faith in the things that matter.

The album’s sound – crafted by producer Lorne Entress, best known for Lori McKenna’s Bittertown, as well as his work with such Roots artists as Ollabelle and Catie Curtis – is fueled by a rich mix of folk, blues, classic country and gritty soul that embodies Amy’s distinctive and powerful vocals. But it’s her gift for conjuring flesh and blood characters and emotions that leaves an indelible mark. “Real American Roots music is born from adversity,” she says with a laugh. “Loving, lying, drinking, dying and going to heaven – not necessarily in that order. Sounds kind of sad, but that level of honesty can be refreshing.”


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  • wilburfan48

    The new Muscle Shoals album is terrific. Where is the love for this talented artist? I have almost 10% of the scribbles!!

    28 Jul 2:36pm Reply

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