Band: Amy McCarley
Date: Friday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m.
Venue: The Listening Room, 78 St. Francis St., www.thelisteningroommobile.com
Tickets: $10 artist donation at the door
Over the past decade, North Alabama’s indie rock scene has been getting a lot of attention. Amy McCarley is proof there’s more to it. This Huntsville native’s brand of Americana has earned great notoriety at the national level. McCarley attracted attention with her 2011 self-titled debut. Eventually, this album made its way to Europe and brought McCarley international acclaim.
In 2014, McCarley released her debut’s follow-up, “Jet Engines,” which she recorded in Nashville at Tone Chaparral Studios with Grammy-winning guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives) acting as co-producer. With vocals that reflect folk and country influences, McCarley is equally talented as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. The sounds and stories on this album make her one of the music scene’s most prolific balladeers. The Listening Room’s quiet, intimate environment should provide a prime atmosphere for McCarley’s music.