Amy LaVere is well known among songwriters and critics alike. NPR's Robert Siegel says she "specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for." A stellar songwriter and stand-up bass virtuoso, In this episode, LaVere explores her musical influences and approach to songwriting, and performs several of her latest songs including "No Battle Hymn," "Love I've Missed" and "Painting Blue."
SUN STUDIO SESSIONS features today's best new touring artists performing live in the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to a live musical performance, each artist will share personal stories behind their songs and music. Sun Studio is an international tourist destination and a designated National Historic Landmark for its unparalleled contributions to music culture for providing the first professional recording opportunities for blues legends like Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas, as well as discovering music legends Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Roy Orbison, among many others. The historic studio serves as a charming backdrop for these live performances from today's rising young touring artists.