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Amy LaVere. Brian Blauser /West Virginia Public Broadcasting
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Singer-songwriter and upright bassist Amy LaVere makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage.
Born near the Texas-Louisiana border, LaVere moved 13 times before she finished high school in Detroit. After stops in Louisiana and Nashville, she settled in Memphis, where she began to perform as a solo artist. Also an actress, she played pioneering rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson in the film Walk the Line, and appeared in the Craig Brewer film Black Snake Moan.
LaVere's forthcoming record Stranger Me was produced by Craig Silvey, who also produced Arcade Fire's Grammy-winning release The Suburbs. Alongside David Cousar on guitar and Shawn Zorn on drums, the vulnerability in LaVere's voice can be felt as she plays a carefully selected cycle of songs about love lost — the basis for Stranger Me.
This segment originally aired on June 21st, 2011.