Here at Belles and Gals we love to support UK country artists, so when I heard that Essex-based Amy Westney had launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund her debut EP I thought we should do all we can to help promote the project! Amy’s is a name with which you may already be familiar, as well as being well known on the gig circuit for her amazing photography she has also been a member of a Johnny Cash tribute band and is the force behind the regular “Bluebird Sessions” in Kelvedon which showcase unsigned artists like herself. A “BBC Introducing Sound of 2017” artist , her career is definitely on the rise and she recently released her debut single, Numb, which will be one of the five tracks on her EP and which had national radio play courtesy of the legendary Bob Harris on Radio 2. If this heart-wrenching song is anything to go by, then I think we are in for a treat!
Produced by Tommy Harden ( Reba’s touring drummer for 18 years!) it will be recorded in Nashville using some of music city’s top session musicians, while Amy’s vocals will be recorded here in the UK at the studios of Holloway Road’s Rob Gulston…..so a truly international affair! Co-writers include Clint Daniels, who has had number one songs cut by Easton Corbin and Joe Nichols.
With just under a month of the campaign remaining, there’s something to suit every budget be it a digital download of the EP or Amy coming to play a house concert in your living room ( or conservatory if you are posh!!)
The funds raised will be put towards printing the CD’s and vinyls ( yes, it will available in both formats!) and the plan is for it to be completed by May 23rd for the BBC Introducing show.
Amy has supported so many artists at the Bluebird sessions, surely it’s time all we country music fans got behind her for a change?
All the other details you need can be found below …….happy pledging! Oh, and catch Amy live at this year’s Buckle and Boots, Little Mountain and Welshpool Country Festivals…….with no doubt more gigs to be announced with the EP’s release!
Article Written by Lesley Hastings