This World Is Not My Home
My first spin of Amy LaVere’s new CD evoked memories of my first exposure to Norah Jones or Jewel. They all have one thing in common, real star quality. Amy is assisted by some real heavy hitters, including the great Jim Dickinson and guitar great Jimbo Mathus. Amy’s truly sweet voice works the room on everything from jazzy pop (“Day Like Any”) to country straight up country “Leaving.” She’s a little bit Maria McKee, a little bit Jewel, yet absolutely original. Sweet.
-Michael Buffalo Smith