Wednesday, February 24, 2010

audra mae

I've been listening to Audra Mae for a few months.  The first time I heard her, I was frantic to find something to write her name on so I wouldn't forget. If you've got a heart in that chest of yours, her voice is bound to shake your soul. Her hauntingly beautiful voice could probably handle any genre of music she chose to sing, but she seems most at home in Americana/country noir with the likes of Neko Case, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welsh.  I've read plenty of reviews that compare her to the awesome Ms. Case and I have to say, I agree. Her voice, much like Case's, is strong and pure. 

Mae released her EP, Haunt, back in October, and has had some exposure along the way... most notably, her a cappella cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" featured on the FX series Sons of Anarchy and penning "Who I Was Born to Be" for Britain's Got Talent runner-up, Susan Boyle's, debut album.

I recommend you have a listen now, before the powerhouse that is Audra Mae goes supernova.  (And if you ignore my advice... I'll be sure to say "I told you so, nanny nanny boo boo.)


  1. Cool. I posted Dylan singing "Forever Young" just the other day.

  2. I confess, I have never heard of this singer, but I LOVE this recording! I'm in! (You should be her manager!!)

  3. Her version of Forever Young is awesome. You Tube it when you have a moment.


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