Erica Sunshine Lee – Southern Amendment

Erica Sunshine Lee – Southern Amendment

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Erica Sunshine Lee is a hot running gal from Southern Georgia area. Her latest EP released is entitled “Southern Amendment”. Nowadays making music is so accessible to anyone and being that we have the do it yourself attitude, it just makes sense. Most bands don’t want to sit around just waiting for someone to make our dreams come true, they are doing it themselves. This latest release by Lee is an extremely bright, cheerful, at times thoughtful/powerful album that captures the pure essence of Classic Country, Jam Band Blues at its best. All 5 tracks provide an intensely exhilarating experience that can tingle the senses into submission. In this aspect I think I get Lee. If you’re looking for a sappy love record this may not be for you. If your looking for The Rhianna – again not for you. If you are looking for something in between – it’s the perfect record for you. The frontal core member of Lee is backed by some very capable players. Her voice fits this style of music like a hand in glove. Lee delivers middle ground between sappy love songs and raw honest rock subject matter. The first 2 tracks (Mud on My Boots)and (Another Sad Love Song) are like pouring gasoline on a fire. I guess the closest artist I would compare her to would be Shania Twain and Miranda Lambert. I can also hear Faith Evans and Sara Evans. Some feel music is a way to buzz the senses during any activity i/e concerts, clubs, dancing, exercising, getting drunk, all of the above and more – you get it. Some want to hear about love while other listeners want to go deeper and darker. From one of her more powerful pieces “Leaving Atlanta” to more straight forward “Girls With Guns” any music fan can find something they would enjoy in this mixture of superlative songs. My favorite track is “Girls with Guns.”

Erica Sunshine Lee offers an ample listening environment on “Southern Amendment” with a spirited, rocking sound that will appeal too many. I feel it will encourage the listener to delve in life’s ride, no matter what the circumstance. In this aspect Lee deserves a lot of credit for bringing all that tougher. She is energetic, stimulating sound can be appreciated by anyone that enjoys music, even those who typically may not enjoy one particular style. I enjoyed this album sitting on my couch on full blast, with eyes closed eager to see where the musical journey took me. This is also not her first rodeo as she has many albums to her credit. Oh and to be honest I had a few beers as well. This sounds so simple but it’s in this setting Erica Sunshine Lee’s music works its magic best on your senses.

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Final Rating 5/5

James Canty