Country music is a soundtrack of the south. With the artistry of vocalist and songwriter Amanda Lamb, the compass points to Southern California and the sun swept shores of Orange County. Amanda's new single, 'We Were Here," is an invitation to a coastline drive and an exuberant nod to her West coast roots. Her wistful 'Endless Summer" evokes a vivid panorama of rusted Woodies, shivering palm trees, abandoned surfboards and deserted cottages. 'Somewhere the surf's always up," confirms this California girl.
Belying her 20 short years on this earth, Amanda reveals her emotional intensity in songs of yearning, heartbreak and courage. 'Sometimes singing about things I have yet to experience, but I dream about," she says.
Recorded in Nashville by eminent producer Kent Wells (noted for recent work with Dolly Parton) the tracks feature a skillful collective of Music City players supporting Amanda's warm, confiding voice. Amanda sang live in the studio, bouncing her musical ideas off of enthusiastic players employing organic instruments. 'I just love the vibe," she says of the famous musical community, 'Nashville has such an appreciation for original music."
Working with accomplished collaborators Bill Diluigi and Melissa Bollea boosted Amanda's confidence as a songwriter. She says that her lyrical mission is 'To take a cliché that you hear everyday and twist it to make it personal and universal at the same time."
Amanda Lamb discloses powerful truths in the song 'Something in the Blood," her personal homage to all of the inspirational people she has met who are living their lives with Type 1 diabetes, a condition that has been part of her reality since she was one year old. 'The song is both literal and figurative," says Amanda, 'because there is strength, bravery and courage in my blood."
Growing up in Newport Beach, humming along to Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain on the radio, Amanda Lamb was entranced by the authenticity of country music. 'The stories in these songs sounded real," she says. When she began her personal musical journey, she recalls her grandmother making a perceptive suggestion. 'She said, -Why aren't you singing country?'" Recording in Nashville, she realized that her Grandmother had been right. 'Country Music feels more comfortable than anything I have ever done," she says. 'It feels like home."