Amy LaVere and Will Sexton

All Ages
Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Just when you think Amy LaVere is at the top of  her craft, it grows into something even more  powerful. Her songs are both original and  timeless, making her well known among  songwriters and critics alike. NPR’s Robert  Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are  more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you  for.” Amos Perinne of No Depression has written  of Amy saying “Her songs have a level of detail  comparable to a photo. LaVere has a knack for  documenting simple moments and making them  riveting.”Her growing catalog of material and  steady critical acclaim suggest a first-tier  presence on the Americana and indie-folk circuits. 

Her record ‘Painting Blue’ (2019) showcases her  depth and creative storytelling, beautifully.  The production is gorgeous, original and  naturally ‘Amy’, captured perfectly by producer  and husband, Will Sexton. Mojo Magazine gave the  project 4 out of 4 stars. 

Amy’s live performances are anything but predictable. She captivates her audiences and  never fails to take them on a memorable journey.  Her performances have been called hypnotic, mesmerizing and legendary. She’s never had trouble finding top tier players like drummer Brady Blade, Violinist Bob Furgo or guitar players WIll Sexton and David Cousar to travel  and perform with her to support her stellar song-writing material. Her voice is unique and  beautiful and she’s been honored by having been voted ‘Best Of Memphis’ on three separate occasions and been nominated many times.

Amy has performed in venues as wide-ranging as  St. Andrew’s Hall in London to Memphis’ famed dive bar Earnestine and Hazel’s. She’s been featured at festivals such as Bonnaroo and Beale Street Music Festival and also performed in intimate clubs and house concerts around the  world. Be it a small listening environment or a  grand festival stage, there’s no room she can’t find an audience in and charm it to pieces.  

The San Antonio born Will Sexton was a musical prodigy who as a child moved to Austin, coming of age in the city’s hothouse environment. Over the past three decades, Sexton has grown into a skilled musical polymath: an esteemed writer, producer, session player, and solo artist. Sexton also traded one musical capitol in Austin for another, moving to Memphis TN in 2013 after marrying fellow songwriter and frequent collaborator, Amy LaVere.

Settling in Memphis, Sexton would become a lynchpin for artists on the Fat Possum-distributed Big Legal Mess and Fat Possum labels, leading the house band at producer Bruce Watson’s Delta- Sonic Sound studio.

Sexton’s latest release, ‘Don’t Walk The Darkness’ finds inspiration from interesting corners of Americana, ghostly gospel incarnations, hypnotic blues and Tex- Mex romance. Backed by New Orleans’ based band The Iguana’s, the record is a masterful and cohesive collection of material.
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