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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Amy McCarley at Moonlight on the Mountain


Amy McCarley at Moonlight on the Mountain


Alabama Music Office.com goes to Moonlight on the Mountain listening room at Bluff Park near Birmingham, Alabama to attend a performance by Amy McCarley.

Growing up in rural Alabama, Amy's interest in music and emotive storytelling blossomed in grade school when she formed her first rock band with some classmates and spent hours rehearsing in the attic of her grandparent's barn. In fits and starts from that point forward, she has developed a unique voice centering on the types of observations that perhaps only a southern girl given ample time to explore the world and make her own mistakes could. McCarley says "Music is just something that's always been on my mind. Ever since I can remember I've admired the ability to conduct emotion; to convey meaning in that way."

After four short years in Houston, Texas --some time spent studying classical guitar at Rice University and performing as an accompanist in and around the trendy Montrose district-- Amy returned to Alabama with a degree in Economics for a full-time employment with a NASA contractor. Performing locally with the occasional regional outburst for over a decade, she went on hiatus to dedicate herself more fully to writing, recording, mixing and playing all the instruments on the tracks she put down in her home.

While building a fan base across the southeast with this crisp engaging offering, Amy's 2011 alternative folk country debut continues to receive airplay in several European markets --and prompted a US west coast tour in late 2012. Working towards the completion of her second record, Amy has teamed with Grammy award-winning guitarist-producer Kenny Vaughan and some of Nashville's most revered talent. A mid-2013 release date is anticipated.

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