Amber Cross
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 4:30-5:10pm
Lead Belly Stage - Room #333
ambercrossmusic.blogspot.com

"Raw, powerful, old-mountain vocal alchemy rarely heard west of the Rockies." SFFF 2011

Originally from Maine, Amber traveled over 3000 miles to bring her old time style and her powerful voice to the west coast of California. She spent her early years surrounded by gospel music in a small town church where her father still preaches and her mother plays piano.

Commonly referred to as "The little girl with the big voice," Amber is becoming known for her unique straight forward style of singing and has been likened to that of an old Smithsonian recording. She writes from her own life's struggles and experiences delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion.

Amber plays locally with The Old Time Fiddle And Banjo Show. The video for her first single, the haunting, lovely "San Joaquin," has already been filmed by local production house Firsthand Stories.

Her mentors are many including the likes of Hazel Dickens, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, Molly O'Day, Rose Maddox, Tom Waits, Greg Brown and The Carter Family, just to name few.