John Paul Keith and Amy LaVere perform at White Water Tavern Friday night.
10 p.m. White Water Tavern. $7.
This should be really good: Memphis mainstays Amy LaVere
and John Paul Keith
went and recorded a very nice duet EP of some highly tasteful-sounding country-influenced rock 'n' roll, under the moniker of Motel Mirrors
. These two artists should be familiar to Central Arkansas audiences, as they've both played the circuit quite a bit in the last few years. The self-titled record somehow manages to sound off-the-cuff and utterly perfectionist at the same time.
As Keith put it in a press release, "One thing that is important to me about the project is that it's not hokey or corny or campy or anything. Sometimes when people try to do something with a classic country influence they can get hokey or self-righteous. I wanted to avoid all that and do something that was kind of romantic. The themes are classic — that's stuff you don't see a lot of anymore. I wanted to just explore that and do something that's timeless."
This mix of originals and covers sounds like exactly that.