February 16, 2022

Amy Correia: As We Are

Amy Correia
photo: Chris Strother

Singer-songwriter Amy Correia has been lying low mostly, since the release of her You Go Your Way album in 2012. She wrote the music for The Tiger Hunter with guitarist Paul Masvidal and she played one-off shows every now and then. It seemed her days as a recording artist were a thing of the past, but fast forward to 2022 and there she is with a brand new EP, As We Are. She mixes blues (Bow to the Fire) and country (Sunday Driver, The Beggar), but it all comes together in the late night crooning with a jazz twist With All of Us. If they had had rock 'n'roll in the days of the Weimar Republic, it would have sounded like this.

Correia was always a fine lyricist, and now that she is getting older the words have become simpler, but more urgent. She doesn't hide herself behind smart metaphors and tells like it is. It is rather brave to kick off Sweet Things with a disclaimer "This is a song for no one // sung in the key that cannot be sung // A song that'll never be heard by anyone // under the sun". Well, she is wrong about that. Any Americana show that is worth its salt should playlist the Hell out of this unexpected, but very welcome, return of an artist who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Amy Correia: vocals, acoustic guitar, baritone ukulele
Mike Castellana: electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel
Kimon Kirk: electric and upright bass, backing vocals
Andy Plaisted: drums, percussion
Brad Jones: keyboards

Amy Correia: As We Are

As We Are is a self-released EP. Buy it (CD, digital) from her website. Release date: March 25th.

  1. Bow to the Fire
  2. Sunday Driver
  3. Sweet Things
  4. The Beggar
  5. With All of Us

» amycorreia.com

HCTF review of You Go Your Way.

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