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Album Review: Amelia White - Beautiful and Wild (Self Release)
Dedicated to 'the ever present lives and spirit of Cheryl Wolf and Duane Jarvis', Virginia-born singer-songwriter Amelia White gathers a strong supporting cast for this her fifth album to date, which features several original songs and the one cover, a dreamy interpretation of Bryan Ferry's More Than This.
Whilst Saxophone Trains appears to be the heart and soul of this album, White isn't one to rest on one particular style of storytelling but flits effortlessly between genres, from the slick riff-rock of Skeleton Key and the soulfully alluring Mercy (a duet with Jess Leary), to the rockabilly of Molten Fire and the plaintive closer Rider Ghost, all of which are performed with convincing passion and determination. The title song is also dedicated to Duane Jarvis who co-wrote Still I Long for Your Kiss with Lucinda Williams.
Recorded in East Nashville with a stella cast of musicians including Doug Lancio and John Jackson on guitars, Frank Swart on Bass, Marco Giovino on drums (who also produces), Billy Earheart on keyboards, Molly Thomas on Violin and Larissa Maestro on cello, BEAUTIFUL AND WILD joins an already impressive body of work.