The music scene today is in need of a singer/songwriter like Amelia Ray.
In an age where successful female artists are either in the folk genre or over-produced divas, Amelia Ray is her own entity.
Her latest CD - "Mr. Gibson Scores Again" - is her breakthrough.
Completely written, produced and performed by Ms. Ray herself, this disc is a tour de force of deep, soulful vocals, clever lyrics and skilled musicianship.
Ray shows she is able to play most of the instruments with amazing ease.
If you have heard Amelia's early work and perhaps passed her off as another folkie, listen again.
Her early work may sound a bit homemade, but her lyrics cut deep, and her music is edgy enough to beg for the accompaniment of a good electric guitar and funky bassline.
However, with "Mr. Gibson", Ray has not only topped her early work, she has taken her music to a different level.
From the free-spirited romantic ditty "Iberian Girl" to the politically motivated "Whosyerdaddy?" to the lyrically brilliant opus "Sam He Is" - Ray has proven herself as an artist who is ready to break away from independent status and gain some attention from those who take modern rock music seriously.
-Grant Costello, MyMp3Network.com