Amy LaVere is excited to be getting on the road again. She’s working with great people with whom she feels lucky to play.
“It will be a power trio,” said LaVere in a recent phone interview. “These are top-notch musicians.
“I’m inspired and thrilled to get back out and be on the road again and work out some new material in preparation for a new record.”
LaVere starts working on a new recording in November.
LaVere was born in Louisiana and started out fronting a band when she was in high school.
“I was trying to play guitar because my mom played guitar. ... I learned the fundamentals of it,” LaVere said.
She lived in Nashville briefly, and ended up taking on the upright bass.
“My right hand knew exactly what to do — it translated to bass really easily. It’s so much fun to play and I¿just fell in love with it,” LaVere explained.
Because of her mother’s influence — Mom was a songwriter and classical pianist — LaVere did not so much decide to play music as experience it because it was always around her. “I thought it was some part of life that you did,” she noted.
Along the way, adventure and travel established themselves as her muses.
“When I think I have nothing left to say, I just start to really try to pay attention to what is happening all around me. ... I think my first love is the travel,” LaVere explained.
LaVere describes her sound as “sort of a jazzy rock-and-roll kind of thing.” For this tour, the sound consists of electric guitar, a drum kit, and upright bass.
“I think what we do is very unique,” she said. “It’s songs with purpose but I don’t feel like it’s super-heavy-handed. ... It’s a little more fun than that.
“I think hopefully it will be a great show. It will be a singer-songwriter room versus a rock room.”