Amber Cross is a singer and songwriter who delivers her stories with unforgettable power and emotion with a strong clear voice. She has been compared to Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent and Hazel Dickens, all of whom have influenced her music. She has opened for such artists as Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Dave Stamey, and Mary Gauthier, as well as frequent guest performances with The Wronglers, Warren Hellman’s band, founder of San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.
Amber will be accompanied by long-time friend and Cajun/old-time fiddler Gary Arcemont, and James Moore on guitar. The two men play a variety of instruments to support Amber’s songs: fiddle, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, and upright bass, as well as offering vocal support and harmonies.
House Concert Details
SLO House Concerts are by invitation and reservation only. Please send an email requesting an invitation to slohouseconcerts(at)gmail(.)com and indicate how many seats you would like to reserve and how you heard about this concert. We will then send you an email with directions and other helpful information.
7:00pm show: Doors open at 6:30pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Suggested donation: $20. ALL of the money goes to the performers.
The New Album
In December 2015, Amber made her final trip to Austin, Texas and completed the recording of her third album, Savage on the Downhill, under the production of Juno Award winning songwriter and producer Ray Bonneville. The songs are original and supported by artists such as Gurf Morlix, Ray Bonneville, and Tim O’Brien. This concert will help to fund the production and release of the album.
Amber buys second hand flannel and wool shirts at thrift stores and garage sales and has each one embroidered with a phrase from one of her original songs. She has over 400 shirts in stock, in all shapes and sizes from infants to 3X, and will have them available at the house concert.
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