NPR’s Robert Siegel says she “specializes in lyrics that are more barbed than her sweet soprano prepares you for.” Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, who are married to each other, are both masters in multiple areas. LaVere, who is from Memphis, is a film actress, an upright bass player and a vocalist who has done time both in punk bands and in Nashville’s country/roots scene. Austin native Sexton had a major label contract with his alternative rock band Will and the Kill in late ’80s when he was still a teenager, and went on to become a respected songwriter, guitarist and producer who worked with artists like Steve Stills, Roky Erickson and Waylon Jennings.
The two were married in late 2014 and last year, they combined their talents on a live album called Hallelujah I’m a Dreamer. They’ll be bringing their show to the Plaza stage at Hotel Congress on August 23. Admission is a $15 adv.