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Itzall Good Music Singer Songwriter Series w/ Amelia White & Karyn Oliver
June 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20
Two very fine songwriters from different states with songs from their new records and some familar songs too will come together to play all their hits at ITZAll Goode the third Monday in June! Advanced reservations are highly recommended due to limited seating. Buy tickets here https://ameliawhiteandkarynoliver.bpt.me
Amelia White and Karyn Oliver
ITZAll Goode Concert Series
Monday, June 17, 2019
8PM – Doors at 7PM
Reservation: $18.00 ALL SALES ARE FINAL
49 West Coffehouse: www.49westcoffeehouse.com
Rhythm of the Rain was in listed in Top Ten Songs of Jan. 21s in The ROLLING STONE COUNTRY Magazine
“Amelia White is one of Americanas most gifted poets and songwriters and the album, Rhythm Of The Rain speaks to darkest of personal and political loss. MAKING A SCENE
IF THERE WERE AN EAST NASHVILLE MUSIC HALL OF FAME, AMELIA WHITE WOULD ALREADY BE IN IT. THE NOW-FAMOUS SCENE WAS IN ITS FORMATIVE DAYS WHEN WHITE ARRIVED FROM BOSTON IN THE EARLY 2000S AND BECAME A FIXTURE AT THE FAMILY WASH. SHES BEEN A LEADING LIGHT IN AMERICAS MOST MUSICAL ZIP CODE EVER SINCE, EVEN AS SHES DEVELOPED A REPUTATION IN THE REST OF THE U.S. AND EUROPE AS A FIRST-RATE SONGWRITER. SHE HELPED DEFINE AND REFINE THE CORE FOLK-ROCK SOUND OF AMERICANA, YET HER BANDS ENERGETIC PULSE NEVER OUTSHINES HER CAREFULLY WROUGHT LYRICS. SHES A POET WHOS BEEN COMPARED TO MORE FAMOUS SONGWRITERS FOR YEARS; NOW, IT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE TO USE HER AS A BENCHMARK.
WHITES SEVENTH ALBUM, RHYTHM OF THE RAIN, DUE OUT JANUARY 25, 2019, IS A VOLUME OF RUMINATIONS AND SHORT STORIES WRITTEN LARGELY DURING A TOUR IN THE U.K. IN 2016. THERE, AT A DISTANCE AND WITH A SENSE OF HELPLESSNESS, SHE WATCHED AMERICAS POLITICAL SYSTEM AND HER VALUES ATTACKED FROM WITHIN. THEN THE PROJECT WAS RECORDED BY EAST NASHVILLE SONIC MAESTRO DAVE COLEMAN (THE COAL MEN) IN AN EMOTIONALLY WRENCHING FOUR DAYS BETWEEN WHITE LOSING HER MOTHER AND MARRYING HER PARTNER. ROOTS MUSIC IS A JOURNAL OF LOVE AND LOSS, AND RHYTHM OF THE RAIN COULDNT BE A MORE POTENT DISPATCH.
AS A SONGWRITER, I FEEL OBLIGED TO TELL THE STORIES THAT ARE COMING THROUGH IN THE AIR TO ME IN MY WORLD WHETHER ITS PERSONAL OR POLITICAL OR BOTH. THAT CAN BE HARD, WHITE SAYS. THE ANTENNA IS ALWAYS ON. MAN, YOUVE GOT TO FEEL A LOT. ITS A HEAVY LOAD SOMETIMES.
SHES SHARED SHOWS WITH THE LIKES OF BRANDY CLARK, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, JOHN PRINE, AND JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, AS WELL AS PERFORMED FOR A HANDFUL OF FOLKS IN UNKNOWN CAFES. THERE WAS A POINT IN MY CAREER WHERE I REALIZED YOU HAVE TO GO OUT AND KNOCK ON DOORS WITH YOUR SONGS, SHE ALLOWS. THEY NEED TO BE SUNG FOR PEOPLE AND THAT MEANS A RELENTLESS TOUR SCHEDULE. IF I WERE A TRUCKER ID BE RICH.
Karyn Oliver is part Joan Osborne, a touch of Janis Joplin and a bit of Emmylou Harris effortlessly oscillating from bluesy to country and back. Her musical inspirations come primarily from the eclectic mix of music to which she was exposed while growing up in the musically diverse culture of Washington, D.C.
In 2009, Karyn moved to a town called Boring, MD with a broken heart and a cheap guitar. It was from this place that she created her first solo album, Red Dress, that earned her Kerrville New Folk Finalist and Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist in 2011, as well as 2010 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest winner. In 2011, Oliver moved to New York City, with a renewed heart and a better guitar. It is from this place that she created her latest solo album, Magdalene, and became a Kerrville New Folk Finalist for a second time in 2016.
2017 brought Oliver to North Carolina, where she is steeping herself in the great writers of the South, and recorded a new album, A List Of Names. It was released in February 2019.