Amelia White (from the album Rhythm of the Rain available on White Wolf Records)
Amelia White is one reason to set your sights Northeast of Music Row if you’re digging for the good stuff in Nashville, Tennessee. Cross over the Cumberland River for music more raw and rootsy than what is churned out from the big factory industry of Pop Country. Amelia White’s latest offering,Rhythm of the Rain, contains an even-dozen
Songs, personal tales and honest, picturesque musings via electric Folk music.
“Little Cloud Over Little Rock” is a barroom tale, a scene from any dive on the edge of Anytown, U.S.A., a place where you find yourself sitting next to the same George-Jones-loving old man being served by the same punk bartending gal trying to make ends meet. ‘Somebody told me you’re pretty cool for someone your age’ is a dose of unsolicited encouragement in “Free Advice” and a knock on the people that feel like they have got it all figured out for you and feel forced to offer a suggestion.
Loaded and layered with numerous voices, “How It Feels” has gospel hints as well as youthful admissions nodding to where birthplace and what Springsteen record you dug. Ultimately, Amelia White takes on political division while reminding us that “we’re all the same.” Rhythm of the Rain addresses unapproved love in “Sugar Baby” and hits on some subtle human admissions in “Let The Wind Blow.” Melodically, Amelia White is delivering a laid-back record, dapped with subtle hints of Blues, Country and even Laurel Canyon-era Country Rock can be found all over the album. But whether singing a straight-ahead narrative or ambiguously taking on politics or personal admissions, the centerpiece on Rhythm of the Rainare the lyrics of Amelia White. (by Bryant Liggett)
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