Amy Black "Memphis" Album Release W/ The Hodges Bros.

Things to do Lafayette's Music Room , Overton Square Thursday July 6 2017
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Join Amy Black for the release of her new "Memphis" album and enjoy a soulful evening of music originally recorded in Memphis by artists including Al Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Redding, Carla Thomas, Bobby Blue Band, O.V. Wright, Otis Clay, as well as Amy's new originals record with members of the Hi rhythm section (Al Green, Ann Peebles).

Special guests!! Rev. Charles Hodges and Leroy Hodges. Woo hoo!

ABOUT AMY BLACK

Amy Black’s fourth solo release, “Memphis” (June 2017) was recorded in Memphis, TN with grammy-nominated producer and leader of the band The Bo-Keys, Scott Bomar, at the helm. The powerful 10-song album includes seven originals and three classic covers and features three members of the Hi Rhythm section who played on Al Green's classics -- The Rev. Charles Hodges on the Hammond and piano, his brother Leroy “Flick” Hodges on bass, and Howard Grimes on drums, along with former Stax guitarist Bobby Manuel - all architects of the Memphis sound.
Devising and creating the “Memphis” album was an obvious next step for Black on the heels of her third release, “The Muscle Shoals Sessions," recorded in 2015 in her family’s homeland of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, at the historic FAME Studios featuring legendary keyboardist and “Swamper” Spooner Oldham.
With the “Muscle Shoals Sessions,” Amy Black established her “true potential as a bluesy, R&B heavy hitter” (Elmore Magazine). Blues in Britain wrote, “Black Is blessed with a deeply soulful voice that melds elements of Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples and Alberta Hunter.” And Relix Magazine described her sound as, "a blend of sultry desire and ardent passion...that’s both tough and tender.”
The Muscle Shoals album was Black’s first entry into the world of classic soul, R&B and blues. While her first two albums have a strong Americana bent, the signs of the deeply soulful side of her voice were always present.
According to Black, “Recording in Muscle Shoals and doing 100+ show where I was singing some of the most soulful music out there, brought something out in me I definitely did not know existed. It was an organic process, not forced. All the singing I’ve done over the past two years for live audiences was preparing me for this Memphis project. I came to a career in music late, but now, I’m right where I need to be.”
With the album,“Memphis,” Black has made a powerful connection with her musical passion, a passion she joyfully shares with audiences in her live performance of A Memphis Music Revue.
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By: Amy Black

Venue name: Lafayette's Music Room
Contact:
Address: 2119 Madison Ave
Memphis
38104
Opening hours: 11:00AM to 10:00PM Mon, 11:00AM to 10:00PM Tue, 11:00AM to 10:00PM Wed, 11:00AM to 2:00AM Thu, 11:00AM to 2:00AM Fri, 11:00AM to 2:00AM Sat, 11:00AM to 12:00AM Sun
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