Thursday, May 6, 2010
So then as ever I was off looking for a bio or something to find out more about this wonderful singer. And one of the things I spotted was that she sang the cover of Bob Dylan's "Forever Young" that was featured in "Sons of Anarchy". Now I remember that episode and thinking at the time what a wonderful rendition of a great song. So I had to find that.
Thanks to AragornSparrow for at the very least uploading this video, and maybe even for making it.
And then for our last track by Audra today here she gets bluesy. Now I know I mentioned Doris Day above, but think more along the lines of Patsy Cline, Eva Cassidy, Judy Garland. Nah! fugheddaboutit! she has totally her own voice, and it is impressive.
Blues in the Night
Oklahoma-bred singer-songwriter Audra Mae’s debut album isn’t due out until May, but her anthem “Who I Was Born to Be” already has sold 1.8 million copies.
The Putnam City High School graduate penned the only original song on Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle’s debut album “I Dreamed a Dream.” Boyle’s record has topped the Billboard 200 charts for three weeks; only Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” has moved more units in 2009. [Bams]
Audra Mae is an American singer-songwriter from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Audra Mae is the grand niece of Judy Garland, who was her maternal great aunt.
She earned some traction when her cover of "Forever Young" was placed in the TV show “Sons of Anarchy,” and this summer she signed to L.A.-based indie SideOneDummy Records.
She released a digital EP, “Haunt,” on October 20, 2009 (a full-length is planned for 2010) and is currently on the road as part of Chuck Ragan’s Revival Tour.
Audra Mae has performed as a member of The Upright Cabaret.
In March 2010, Mae revealed that she is set to release her debut album entitled 'The Happiest Lamb' on May 18. [Wikipedia]