Amy Ray Goodnight Tender on LP + CD + Signed Poster
Half of the Grammy-winning songwriting folk-rock duo the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray’s progression as a singer/songwriter has taken her up and down all of the switchback trails of the South, from the dive bars of Saturday night to church on Sunday morning, with some coffeehouses and arenas along the way, too.
Goodnight Tender, her first country album, integrates all of these influences in fresh, surprising ways and testifies to her range and virtuosity as an artist who is always game to follow a thread of melody into new and rugged territory. It's an old school Southern music album that ranges from traditional country and honkytonk to gospel and Appalachian music.
Amy recorded Goodnight Tender's twelve tracks live to analog tape at Echo Mountain Studio in Asheville, NC. The sessions included fiddle, banjo, pedal steel, guitar mandolin, bass and drums gathered 'round a few microphones to create an authentic, vintage sound.
She conveved a band of old school country players and invited special guests that cut across all genres including: Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Phil & Brad Cook (Megafaun), Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), Kelly Hogan (Neko Case) and Susan Tedeschi. The collection includes 11 originals by Ray along with a cover originally penned by McEntire.
This vinyl pressing of Amy Ryan's Goodnight Tender will be released on the artist's own Georgia-based Daemon Records label and includes a signed poster and CD.
Amy Ray Goodnight Tender Track Listing:
1. Hunter's Prayer
2. Oyster and Pearl
3. The Gig That Matters
4. Time Zone
6. Duane Allman
7. More Pills
8. Broken Record
9. Goodnight Tender
10. My Dog
11. Let the Spirit
12. When You Come For Me