Raised In Virginia, and based in Nashville, Amelia White cut her musical teeth in the New England area, in the same scene that produced Mary Gauthier, Lori McKenna and Sarah Borges.
Her music has been described as hard rocking -folkin -alt-art country… But her songs and strong melodic style rise above categorization. Her Albums BLUE SOUVENIRS and BLACK DOVES (funzalo Records 2006) put her on the map with critical acclaims nationwide, steady non-com radio play,and appearances on E-Town and NPR’s All Songs Considered. A few TV Placements further exposed her talents.
"The songs come out of me hard and heavy-- regularly. They walk the line between Neo Folk, raw well made rock, and rootsy pop. They have a lot of heart, and a good dose of intellect, and every few songs have a political and social consciousness....sometimes you have to listen twice to get em, though some can easily grab hold of you like an old hank williams. Some call them Indie Country, some Americana, Some Folk Rock. To me they are the stories of my life and love and what I see in my friends eyes, strangers stories. they are miniature 3-3and1/2 minute films. Writing to music comes to me like breathing and or eating, and its as pleasurable upon completion as great sex."
Now with a new album in hand entitled MOTORCYCLE DREAM Amelia continues to prove that she’s a prolific writer with something to say and intensity to her cinematic lyrics that will stand the test of time. She’s already attracted a partnership with Art Ford Music Agency (L.A.) to shop the new tunes to TV and Film.
MOTORCYLCE DREAM was recorded mostly live in Nashville with Producer Neilson Hubbard and a small core band of her favorite Nashville and Boston Players, most notably JJ Jackson (Dylan) Marco Giovino (Glen Tilbrook) and Russell Chudnofsky (Lori McKenna) Two Additional tracks were produced by Lex Price (Mindy Smith) in Nashville.
"My band lately walks the line between a caveman airplane up in the sky at high speed almost ready to fall apart, and a fine glimmering jewel..."
MOTORCYCLE DREAM explores addiction, political and personal bullies, her dog’s near death, stranger’s heart-aches, and new love. Amelia is known for her unadulterated live performances and charisma. She is a true artist and will continue to write and play her songs regardless of lack of funding, current trends, or gas prices.
“Ebullient choruses and complicated moods Literate verse and ravaged guitars and a level of composition and craftsmanship that brings to mind Lucinda Williams, Tom Petty, and Ryan Adams.” Joan Anderman,- BOSTON GLOBE
“Smart and catchy and tuneful in a way that recalls Steve Earle’s mesh of power chords, jangle and meaty rhythm section” Roy Kaston,- NO DEPRESSION
“Rumor has it Morning Song is getting pitched to Tim and Faith but it’s plenty charming here as a frayed-edged pedal steel washed ballad. NASHVILLE SCENE-Jewly Hight 2008
“I can’t get Amelia White’s song BLACK DOVES outta my head…as with any great song it actually hits the heart more deeply with it’s melody than with it’s words” Peter Blackstock NO DEPRESSION 2007
“Love songs give way to landscapes, both confesstional and wider than herself, with details that never intrude on the sonic thrust.” Roy Kasten, NO DEPRESSION 2006
"Nashville songwriter Amelia White sings with the grace and ease of a seasoned star" HARP 2006
“Fiery topical ideas and emotional stories that name-check places such as Tupelo, as good country songs do. She sings ‘em with a hint of Virginia-bred twang that’s natural and charming” NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN 2007
“Its no wonder that Amelia White is being touted as the next Lucinda Williams…but White has her own strong songs, and strong style” WASHINGTON POST 2006
“Her natural delivery seems from such a personal place and the songs so well written that White proves to be an artist of great distinction.” MILES OF MUSIC 2006
“Literate and raw…White’s spirited live shows are unique and unadulterated…hard to resist” SEATTLE STRANGER 2007
“White has emerged as one of the best local up-and comers since moving to Music City four years ago” NASHVILLE SCENE Michael McCall 2006
“Jawdropping- her layered acoustic /electric mixture is mesmerizing and her lyrics are stunning-this lady deserves your whole hearted support.” ROW FAX MAGAZINE, Nashville, 2006
“A great Unknown” NPR”S ALL SONGS CONSIDERED Bob Boilen