Amy LaVere is a Southern Gothic songbird with a girlish voice that can’t quite hide the dark, swampy undertone of her music.Although she’s a singer and songwriter first, Amy is also an actress. In 2005 she was cast in the role of Wanda Jackson in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (Twentieth Century Fox). Since she has appeared in a variety of independent and studio productions: Black Snake Moan (Paramount, 2006), $5 Cover (MTV, 2009), Woman’s Picture (2011) The Romance of Loneliness (2012) and most recently with Grace Zabriski in Only Child (2015).
Her latest record “Runaway’s Diary” is different from her previous one’s with a ghostly, textured sound, courtesy of Craig Silvey, who mixed Arcade Fire’s Grammy-winning “Suburbs”. And as a go-to studio musician she was deeply involved as bassist in the “house band” for the recent tribute “Red Hot: A Memphis Celebration of Sun Records” produced by the legendary Luther Dickinson. In addition to Amy, the all-star artist roster included Jimbo Mathus, Valerie June, Chuck Mead, John Paul Keith, Bobby Rush, and Alvin Youngblood Hart!
Will Sexton was born holding a guitar. (Almost.) He and his big brother (Bob Dylan’s right-hand-man Charlie Sexton) started playing together at Austin’s famed Continental Club when Will was 9 and Charlie was 11. Will signed his first record contact with MCA records at age 16. A gifted songwriter, Will has collaborated with Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, Terry Allen, Steven Stills, Doyle Bramhall II, C.C. Adcock and Joe Ely and has played guitar for the likes of Johnny Thunders, Ron Wood, Roky Erickson and Ian Moore. Within his string of impressive solo releases is 2009’s “bus stop gossip, other lies & respected crimes”, a Sunday Roadhouse favorite.
Whether Amy is playing with Will Sexton or with retro-country sensation Motel Mirrors, she’s an inventive, thoughtful singer-songwriter who has audiences throughout the US and Europe smitten.