Band: Laurie Anne Armour Album Release Party
Date: Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Peoples Room of Mobile, 78 St. Francis St., thepeoplesroommobile.com
Tickets: $25 available through Eventbrite
Tickets are going fast for Laurie Anne Armour’s album release party, which many have been awaiting. According to a recent conversation between Lagniappe and this up-and-coming artist, Armour originally planned for this special event to happen months ago.
However, COVID-19’s local appearance hindered Armour from giving her fans a live translation of “Led by the Light.” In spite of the widespread closure of local venues, Armour decided to go ahead and release her album, which was produced and engineered by Greg DeLuca (The Mulligan Brothers). The positive nature of “Led by the Light” gave her listeners a small musical escape during these dark times. Now, Armour will be able to not only tell the stories behind these songs but also give these bright tracks a new context within a listening room environment.
When it came to recruiting a studio band, Armour kept recruitment on the local level with a cast of music scene notables. Artists such as Eric Erdman, Chip Herrington, Caleb Murph, Garrett Howell, Drew Nix, Justin Fobes, Lizz Hough, Owen Finley, Amanda Donald and Gabriel Willis joined Armour at Bazooka Music Co. Nashville violinist Nathan Evans Fox lent his string abilities to this album. Armour’s father, Smitty Armour, even co-wrote the track “The Color Blue” with Armour.
Overall, “Led by the Light” resonates with a warm mix of folk and traditional country that embraces Armour’s honeyed vocals and genuine lyrics. The musical formula has given Armour her own place in the indie country world. Armour uses these 10 tracks to maintain a beautiful, dreamy ambiance that ensnares listeners with its purity. Judging from past performances, Armour will have no problem delivering this vibe to her audience at The Peoples Room of Mobile.
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