Amanda Pearcy tours Benelux & Germany starting this Sunday04-10-2016
Austin, Texas’ Amanda Pearcy is a storyteller, her characters wearing her experience. She pens with a perception of why we do what we do in a way that buries a little of each of us in the story. From soulful ballads to country, and from folk to roots rock, Amanda Pearcy is like a fish in water in all genres.
There’s a hardscrabble grittiness to her that’s irresistible. Her life story reads like the premise for a bona fide Oscar contender, but between the richly hued, smoky beauty of her voice and the striking, evocative images she paints in words and starkly haunting melodies, Pearcy hardly needs the Hollywood treatment to translate her experiences into heartrendingly arresting art. Ultimately, succor comes from within, with songs reflecting a hard-earned understanding that in lieu of perfect happy endings, resilience is its own reward.
With songwriting that’s been likened to that of Lucinda Williams, Jason Isbell, Gillian Welchand Mary Gauthier, Amanda Pearcy puts flesh on the familiar bones of Southern gothic and makes her songs sound like lived experience, only described by a sharp observer with a store of original images.
Her 2015 release, An Offering, was #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart’s 2015 Year End List as number one. More than enough reason to get her back over to Europe.
09-10-2016: Edam (NL) @ A Walk About Music
10-10-2016: Amsterdam (NL) @ Paradiso Noord, Tuinzaal
12-10-2016: Berlin (DE) @ Lido
15-10-2016: Waardamme (BE) @ Cowboy Up
16-10-2016: Eindhoven (NL) @ Café Wilhelmina
18-10-2016: Oss (NL) @ Railroad Roots Oss
19-10-2016: Borger (NL) @ VanSlag with Hollis Brown
20-10-2016: Groningen (NL) @ de Spieghel
21-10-2016: Rotterdam (NL) @ V11 with Hollis Brown
22-10-2016: Utrecht (NL) @ Ramblin Roots