An Offering, The New Album
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“Amanda Pearcy’s songs are a bit unusual, which I like.”
— Steve Young (“Seven Bridges Road”, “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean”)
Amanda Pearcy’s Americana music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, with the region’s multicultural mix, its Gulf of Mexico coastline, and its shared border with Louisiana’s Acadiana, Pearcy’s songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South, weaving themes of home and its loss; love, both surrendered to, and longed for; the casting of spells; the ties that bind old friends; and our human experience’s collective memory. Her voice—as a singer and a songwriter—is authentic, earthy, and soulful, with lyrics that are interspersed with wisdom, warnings, compassion for the human condition, and hope for genuine connections.
In a relatively short time, Pearcy has emerged as a brave, eloquent, and unique musical talent. Accolades for her album, Royal Street, abound. It spent an unprecedented three straight months at #1 & #2 on the EuroAmericana Chart upon its release in 2013, and landed at #7, behind Steve Earle and Guy Clark, on that year’s EuroAmericana Year End List. Pearcy and Royal Street were John Conquest's picks for Songwriter and Album of the Year in his 3rd Coast Music's Best of 2013, and the album also charted on two other prominent Americana year end lists: #1 on Johnny’s Garden and #4 on AltCountry Forum.
In An Offering, Pearcy explores freedom and confinement on the home front, as well as what we reveal about who we are by what we hide, what we give up, and what we offer. These themes go hand in hand with those of this release’s sole cover, “Ode to Billie Joe”. Several pieces in this musical collection are infused with imagery from hearth and home: An iron pan. The kitchen sink. A back door. Lipstick. A favorite coat. Pearcy also deftly employs snapshots from the urban landscape in her storytelling. With Tim Lorsch once again in the producer’s seat, An Offering is a true album, a collection of songs that settle in for the ride through Texas to the deep south and back again; the journey being a testament of life’s tougher lessons learned too young, the dark places of struggle prior to surrender, and the hope for the insight that comes with getting to the other side of them.
Regretful wanderings and bittersweet reminiscences are among the stories that inevitably work their way into Amanda Pearcy’s songs. Apparently the restlessness, the missteps, and the tragedies that brought her so much pain, and thus a resilience of hope, have also planted her firmly in the garden of authentic songwriting that comes from one who’s lived it.