Multi-awarded South Australian singer songwriter Amber Joy Poulton found inspiration in the ‘western’ themes of old time Country music when writing for her fifth album, ‘How It Used To Be’, recently recorded in Nashville.
Amber is possessed by traditional classics, how country music ‘used to be’ and is currently channeling Loretta Lynn in her successful touring production Coal Miner’s Daughter.
While ‘How It Used To Be’ is Amber’s moodiest album yet with little redemption for those who have wronged in the killer lyrics, the songs breathe Patsy, Dolly and Tammy with all the charm of a by-gone era, to which she feels aligned.
This revealing album is her third original offering that adds to her versatility alongside her two tribute albums.
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