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Chapman brings voice of honesty to 5 Mile House

Guitarist/singer Amee Chapman of Nevada City will be featured at the 5 Mile House, 18851 State Highway 20, Nevada City, Friday at 6:30 p.m., along with mandolin player, Ken Burnett.

With a voice that conveys both the brutal honesty of a changing California and the tender-footed sweetness of its past, Chapman maintains a meandering love affair with the roots of American music and with the oftentimes bitter realities of rural soul. Influenced by the likes of Lucinda Williams, Esther Phillips and Jeff Tweedy, her songs reflect the images of the average and eccentric, such as lonesome highway phone booths, sea-faring whiskey rebels, city-wise angeled outlaws and suicidal tattooed cowboys, all of them pent up together on a stretch of land between the past and the present.

Chosen as a showcase at the 2001 and 2003 Nashville New Music Conferences, Chapman currently performs up and down the West Coast with her band. Her third release “Still Life” was called “a collection of beautiful, intimate sketches that tell tales of the lonely and wounded” by Jason Roberts in the January 2005 issue of Sacramento News & Review. For more information, go online at http://www.ameechapman or call 362-6851.


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