You Can Come In is Amber's first album. This collection of songs was almost entirely written while Amber lived in the San Joaquin River Valley. The songs and the performances are captivating. All the songwriting shows care and thought. The technical production values are excellent, and the whole album comes across as a product of a community of strong musicians who are dedicated to supporting this young woman and her songs.
Originally from Down-East Maine, Amber spent her early years surrounded by gospel music in a small town church where her father preached and her mother played piano. Having grown up with little other musical influences, Amber developed a singing and writing style that are truly old-time.
A Word from the Producer:
"When Amber Cross landed in our county in the fall of 2011, word got around pretty fast among the music community that something special was in our midst. People were talking about "that voice." I had a chance to catch her show not long after, and it only took a couple lines of "You Can Come In" for me to see what all the fuss was about. This was an exceptional singer, an authentic sound, with a straightforward, honest perspective. Yeah -- a little girl with a big voice. But what captured and held my interest was the other kind of Voice -- the writer's. Amber gets the words onto paper without damaging the feeling behind them -- she gets the truth covered, no more, no less, no spin, and precious little embellishment. And then she sings those words the same way. It's that marriage -- of the voice we can hear, and the Voice we can feel -- that makes her music so satisfying. That's the secret sauce we tried to preserve and deliver, fresh to the listener, in these new recordings."
- Charles Duncan, Producer