Amy Lavere

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Amy Lavere

Amy LaVere is an alt-country singer and a movie actress. She portrayed Wanda Jackson in the movie 'Walk the Line'. Her debut album, released in 2006, is titled 'This World Is Not My Home'. Her second album, released in 2007, is titled 'Anchors & Anvils'. Amy was the female lead in 'EAT', an Indie Memphis film and was also in the film Black Snake Moan. She has appeared in numerous music videos and several commercials. Listen at Last.fm
The singer/songwriter that The Chicago Tribune describes as “a Southern girl thumping a doghouse bass bigger than she is and singing in a woozy, whispery voice that casts an intoxicating spell…

Amy LaVere was born in a small Texas/Louisiana border town, nurtured by musical parents with a passion for traditional country. Her family moved 13 times by the time she entered high school, ultimately landing in Detroit where Amy fronted the infamous punk band Last Minute while still in her teens. From there, her musical journey became a wild ride of impetuous travels, sudden elopements, and itinerant vinyl siding sales. The early ‘90s found her in Nashville as part of the burgeoning Lower Broadway scene, where she began to play upright bass as half of the popular roots duo The Gabe & Amy Show. By 1999, she’d moved to Memphis where the city’s diverse music community quickly embraced her unique style. In early 2006, Amy released her debut album This World Is Not My Home on indie label Archer Records to instant national acclaim. Two years, hundreds of gigs, and one big, busted love affair later, Amy went into the studio with Jim Dickinson to craft her much-anticipated new album, Anchors & Anvils…

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