Amy McCarley from the MECO available on MECO Records
In space jargon, MECOis an acronym for Main Engine Cut Off. For Amy McCarley, the title she chose for her recent release turns a page in her life, MECOan audio reminder of the experiences she has lived pursuing a music career following her contracting job with NASA. A native of Alabama, Amy McCarley followed the road north to Tennessee, recording MECOin Madison with co-producers Kenny Vaughan and George Bradfute. Amy’s team went beyond their production roles, George Bradfute mixingMECOand Kenny Vaughan adding guitar to the album. Kenny’s Fabulous Superlatives bandmates backed his guitar, Chris Scruggs providing drums, percussion, pedal steel, and bass for MECOAmy while Harry Stinson provides backing vocals and FS frontman Marty Stuart brings his mandolin for “Never Can Tell”
A Country ramble materializes to open MECO, Chris Scruggs counting to four to start the easy rolling rhythm for album opener “A Clue” as Amy McCarley looks for answers between working two jobs as she sorts through an onslaught of trouble. A sway starts off “Ain’t Life Funny”, Amy McCarley riding a roller coaster as she highsteps across daily events. MECObecomes dairy pages of hurt for “How You Do”, walks “High Wire” on a back and forth swing, bids “Farewell Paradise” with a honky tonk wave, and gets “Happy” on a bright mountain ramble. Gentle guitar picking supports the lonely minutes marking time in “Days” while Amy Carley slides over the ground like slowly moving swamp mist to sing “Clarksdale Blues”.
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