Amy McCarley Performs at Isis Music Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m.
With poignant and thought provoking lyrics, Amy McCarley finds balance in a new perspective with MECO, her third studio album, which will be released Feb. 8.
After collaborating in writing new songs with Bluebird Cafe round-mate and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Famer, Pat Alger, McCarley returned to the studio with esteemed colleagues, co-producers Kenny Vaughan & George Bradfute to work on MECO, her highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Jet Engines. MECO was recorded and mixed byBradfute in his Tone Chaparral Studios in Madison, Tennessee and mastered byJim DeMain at Yes Master Studios in Nashville.
MECO, an acronym borrowed from the Space Shuttle program that stands for Main Engine Cut Off, occurred for the shuttle when onboard propulsion systems were disengaged at an altitude where velocity could be maintained by the power of an innate force at work in the universe with periodic adjustments from the vehicle.The album traces McCarley’s experience of what it's been like leaving life as a NASA contractor to pursue a career in music.
McCarley explains the inspiration behind the album, “Similar to shuttle missions, the trajectory of my path has been defined by how well I have been able to develop personal strength as an artist to the point where the possibility of connecting with the enormous collaborative power of other worldly talent exists. It has taken everything I have plus the guiding unseen hands of time and chance together with support from some incredibly talented generous souls in order for this album to be made and on its way to listeners.”
Come hear her perform live in Asheville. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at http://isisasheville.com/event/amy-mccarley-band/.