“Born in Virginia to two Virginians bred in Boston, Amelia White graduated from staging plays in her back yard to writing songs as soon as she acquired an acoustic guitar. The writing came quickly and hasn’t stopped since. (“I like to think of myself as a writer-song singer instead of singer-songwriter.” she says.) She came up through the ranks of Boston’s highly competitive coffeehouse scene and discovered how busking in the subway meant making just enough money to get by. Things reached a point as they usually do – when she sought a more conventional job and life, so she moved to Seattle, one of the worst possible destinations if one wants to quit music. A few gigs later, she had a production deal to make a record, and a couple of years after that, she made the move to Nashville, comfortable with the fact that she was a lifer now, and there was no going back.
Like most all singer-songwriters, Amelia travels to scratch out a living. The endless Parade of coffee houses, bars and house concerts can overshadow any attempts to have a life at home with somebody you love. That tension is at the heart of her new record, produced by Marco Giovino (Band of Joy, Buddy Miller), with appearances from a wealth of stellar players backing Amelia, including multi instrumentalists Sergio Webb (David Olney) on guitar, Stuart Mathis (Lucinda Williams) on guitar, Ron Eoff (The Band) on bass, Paul Gordon (the B52’s) on keys and Julie Christensen (Leonard Cohen) adding some guest vocals.”
Savannah Philyaw opens
I’m Savannah and I’m a 21 year old Americana-Pop singer-songwriter from San Diego, California. Music has always fascinated me with the way it can take over your emotions without asking your permission to do so. I am inspired by everything I do and everything I see. I write music based on experiences that have affected me and the people around me. These experiences are things that we all go through during the courses of our lives. Songwriting is my release, my passion, and my best friend.
Throughout the past four years, I have played solo shows at several venues throughout Southern California including the House of Blues, Anthology, and Lestat’s West Music Venue. I have had the honor of sharing the stage with musicians such as Howie Day, Tyler Hilton, Max Frost, Josiah Leming, and others. I hope that my music can relate to you and the emotions that you experience throughout your life. Music is not what I do, it’s who I am.