Live Review: Amy Helm @ AMP by Strathmore — 6/27/19

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Amy Helm performs at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, Vermont, on Nov. 21, 2014. (Photo by Michael O’Brien)

When you see Amy Helm perform, you believe that she’s taller than she actually is. Amy performed with livewire energy, and she carried herself with the regal stature of trueborn rock royalty in her show at AMP by Srathmore recently. She felt the spirit, and it moved her body.

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Live Review: Darrell Scott @ AMP by Strathmore — 6/13/19

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Darrell Scott (Photo by Jim McGuire)

Darrell Scott is a master songwriter: Travis Tritt and the Dixie Chicks have taken his songs to the Country Top 5, he’s been voted Nashville Songwriter of the Year, and he’s received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.

But Darrell also has the blues deep down inside his body, his bones, his heart, and his soul. Not the kind of blues you have when you’re sad. This kind of the blues that is the fire in the belly of all American music. It is seductive danger and gentle love, the harsh growl of the wolf of the door and the tender croon of the father’s lullaby at the baby’s cradle. And it all came out at a recent show at AMP by Strathmore.

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