SUNDAY SOCIAL EXCHANGE: David Olney ' Sergio Webb ' Grayson Capps ' Corky Hughes ' Will Kimbrough ' Brigitte DeMeyer ' Alfeda McCrary of the McCrary Sisters
When she turned 18, Amelia White left home. For years she and her parents had been at odds. “I was the youngest child,” she says. “And the much awaited first girl, but being artistic, gay and strong-willed was not what they had planned on. I found myself retreating into songs, stories and drawings, and realized I had to get out of there.” From that moment on, White began a journey that redefined what home and family meant to her, and this journey deeply infuses her tough, thoughtful new album Old Postcard. There’s grit to the record, not just in some of the louder guitars or the world-weariness of lyrics, but also in the way the East Nashville-based singer and songwriter finds hope despite life’s travails and shortcomings. White’s first move was to Boston where she cut her teeth in the same thriving folk scene that turned out Mary Gauthier and Lori McKenna. She was equally at home in the subway and rock clubs, and she formed an arty rock band that won a Boston Music award. The songs poured out, and she played, toured, and found ways to record her first two albums. Her travels landed her in Nashville a dozen years ago. She’s found a sense of family - friends, outcasts, lovers, and many musical partners who share a similar drive, and sensitivity to heartache. She also found a growing number of fans of her songwriting. With her 2006 album “Black Doves” (released by Funzalo Records), she began playing stages like eTown, circuits in Europe, and sharing shows with some of her heroes: Rosie Flores, Asleep At The Wheel, Slaid Cleaves, and Tim O’Brien. Some of her songs found there way into TV shows such as “Justified” and “Summerland.” Among the many on the A-List team of musical collaborators she works with is drummer Marco Giovino whose own unique sense of tempo, rhythm, and feel has added a swing and drive to many of Amelia’s songs. Guitarist John Jackson, who earlier worked with Lucinda Williams and Dylan, has been another key component of White’s albums and live shows. “John’s presence has really brought my craft to a higher level,” White says. Home, history and family take different shapes on Old Postcard. Over steadily propulsive drums and echoing guitars, the album’s title track finds White looking back at the ghosts of her family, realizing that dreams that don't come true are still dreams after all. “Big Blue Sun” is told from the perspective of a homeless man who dreads the daylight and the masses that flood in with their daily routines of normalcy. It features ethereal backing vocals from Sally Barris and gorgeous nylon-string guitar from Sergio Webb. With a haunting, noir-ish sound, “Hollow Heart” is the dark tale of a motherless child and the deep sense of longing that develops within. “River Of My Dreams” features snarling guitars, as White sings of all the crazy, mysterious, otherworldly things – flying, breathing underwater, being pulled back from Hell - which one can astonishingly accomplish in their dreams. With lines pulled straight from her father’s memoirs, “Daddy Run” is a rousing anthem with a sing-along chorus.
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EUROPEAN TOUR 2014: David Olney w/ Sergio Webb in The Netherlands & Germany
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Bio: Mark "Sergio" Webb is a talented Texas born Nasville based guitarist who played with Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys, Gail Davies and currently partners David Olney for his live gigs. He also releases solo albums "Long Green Hour" and occasional collaborative band projects like "Poet, ...See Full Bio
“One of the most interesting guitar players I've ever witnessed. He's a small weird orchestra.”