Amy LaVere discovered her muse in the upright bass in Nashville before moving to Memphis and immersing herself in that city’s rich musical scene. When her duo the Gabe & Amy Show fell apart, LaVere struck out on her own. Regular local gigs and recording sessions led to her signing with Memphis indie label Archer Records. Her solo debut, This World Is Not My Home, showcases her reedy, torch-song-ready vocals with a rootsy rhythm section and guest appearances from former Squirrel Nut Zippers guitarist Jimbo Mathus and legendary pianist/producer Jim Dickinson. She also landed a bit part playing rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line and in Hustle and Flow director Craig Brewer’s upcoming Black Snake Moan with Christina Ricci and Samuel L. Jackson.