Calgary singer/songwriter Amara Samchinsky is somewhat of an anomaly if you think about the current pop music climate. Her songs aren’t written by a committee of high-paid producers, her voice hasn’t been Auto-Tuned to android land, and she’s more interested in perfecting her already impressive piano chops than dominating social media. She’s a musician’s musician who cares about the craft and you can hear that on her debut album, Bloom. A track like “New Year’s Anthem” is a great example of what she does creatively and a timely topic, given that it’s the time of year for taking stock and reflecting on things.[audio http://static.squarespace.com/static/5033262ae4b0dbdecd436986/t/5055464ae4b02b42cb2f83f4/1347765836892/New%20Year’s%20Clip.mp3/original/New+Year%27s+Clip.mp3]
Amara just played a packed CD release party in Regina this week and has another big show lined up for Calgary later this month. If you live in the area, I urge you to check it out. Full disclosure: I used to be in a band with this talented gal back in the early aughts and can attest to the fact that she’s a killer live performer.
Calgary CD Release Show
Saturday January 26, 2013
The Auburn (163 9th Ave SE, Calgary)
Doors open 6pm / Show starts 7pm
Ticket info to be announced in early January
With special guests Minerva