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An Offering

by Amanda Pearcy

"Tough, sweet, and hard to shake, 'An Offering' contains some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year." -Texas Music Magazine. #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart 2015 Year End List. #1 on both the Oct & Nov 2015 EuroAmericana Charts.
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1. Ribbons and Bows
Amanda Pearcy
4:04 $0.99
2. Every Now and Then
Amanda Pearcy
3:29 $0.99
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3. Ode to Billie Joe (feat. Ray Bonneville)
Amanda Pearcy
6:19 $0.99
4. Pawn Shop Gun (feat. Jimmy Lafave)
Amanda Pearcy
4:40 $0.99
5. Pallet On the Floor
Amanda Pearcy
4:01 $0.99
6. An Offering
Amanda Pearcy
4:26 $0.99
7. Birds On a Wire
Amanda Pearcy
3:26 $0.99
8. Comfort the Soul of a Man
Amanda Pearcy
4:21 $0.99
9. Teach Me to Be
Amanda Pearcy
3:19 $0.99
10. Selfish Lover
Amanda Pearcy
4:25 $0.99
11. A Little Bit More (feat. Jimmy Lafave)
Amanda Pearcy
3:19 $0.99
12. Mellow Joy
Amanda Pearcy
3:27 $0.99
13. An Offering (Reprise)
Tim Lorsch
4:30 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
#1 ~ 2015 Year End EuroAmericana Chart
#1 ~ Nov 2015 EuroAmericana Chart
#1 ~ Oct 2015 EuroAmericana Chart
Texas Music Magazine's 2015 Albums of the Year
Selected as one of Texas Music Magazine's "Texas Music 10: Singer Songwriters of Distinction"
Selected as a top Songwriter and Female Artist for "FAR & Away 2015" by the reporters to the Freeform American Roots Chart
Album & Songwriter of the Year, John Conquest's Best of 2015 3rd Coast Music

Amanda Pearcy’s music is rooted in in her hardscrabble history, authentically grounded in her earthy, soulful voice. Testifying to her southeast Texas upbringing, and her resilience in the face of some of life’s tougher lessons, Pearcy’s songs carry a sense, and the sensuality, of the South, weaving themes of home and its loss; love, both surrendered to, and longed for; and our human experience’s collective memory.

Her 2015 release and third album with producer Tim Lorsch, 'An Offering', was selected as #1 on the prestigious EuroAmericana Chart’s 2015 Year End List and was one of Texas Music Magazine’s 2015 Albums of the Year. Texas Music Magazine also selected Pearcy as one of the "Texas Music 10: Singer Songwriters of Distinction" in their Winter 2016 Issue. Upon its release in the fall of 2015, 'An Offering' was voted #1 by a landslide for the Oct EuroAmericana Chart, and kept the #1 ranking on that chart for Nov as well. Her 2013 release, 'Royal Street', spent an unprecedented three months at #1 & #2 on the EuroAmericana Chart, and landed at #7, behind Steve Earle and Guy Clark, on the chart’s 2013 Year End List. Amanda and both albums, 'An Offering' and 'Royal Street', were John Conquest's picks for Songwriter and Album of the Year in his 3rd Coast Music's Best of 2015 and Best of 2013.

Most of the songs on 'An Offering' were written during a transitory year and a half after the success of 'Royal Street'. Living on the cusp of homelessness, Pearcy cared for travelers’ homes in exchange for a temporary roof over her head, while a beloved family member was incarcerated in the oldest prison in Texas. It is not surprising that imagery from hearth and home and snapshots from the urban landscape are evident in the songs on 'An Offering', exploring freedom and confinement on the home front, as well as what we reveal about who we are by what we hide, what we give up, and what we offer. The songs culminate into a blissful sigh in the instrumental reprise of the title track, showcasing Tim Lorsch’s gorgeous strings.

Along with Lorsch, other talents on 'An Offering' include Jimmy Lafave, Ray Bonneville, George Bradfute, Ron de la Vega, Mickey Grimm, Mike Daly, Stefano Intelisano, Matt Giles, Vickie Carrico, and Britt Savage. Collectively, some of the artists these musicians have recorded with are Sam Baker, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Rodney Crowell, Mary Gauthier, Kris Kristofferson, Gretchen Peters, Townes Van Zandt, and Lucinda Williams.

Texas Music Magazine
"Tough, sweet, and hard to shake, An Offering contains some of the best songwriting you're liable to hear this year. She puts flesh on the familiar bones of Southern gothic — and makes them sound like lived experience, only described by a sharp observer with a store of original images."
— Madison Searle

American Roots UK
"This gifted and highly individual singer songwriter is very much her own stylist ...setting her apart from the pack and making her instantly recognizable as a hugely talented complete individualist... full of originality and diversity and the only thing predictable about her music is that one great song and vocal performance will follow another... Amanda's atmospheric 'drawl' brings an unusual bluesy jazziness feel... her lovely vocal manipulating the lyrics and depth of feeling in every one of these beautifully written tales. It is that complete individuality of style that sets her apart when many singer songwriters blend together with nothing making one recognizably different from the next. Amanda has broken that mould..."
— Mike Morrison

Maverick Magazine
4 STARS
"Her songs, at times delivered with a tender fragility, and sometimes with a raw punchiness, speak of hard times, the human spirit, and its will to endure. The songs all have a retro blues feel to them...Janis Joplin-esque and R&B upbeat tracks cut against soulful, melodic songs. Amanda Pearcy's real-life experience and honest portrayal is conveyed in each and every song."
— Megan Gnad

3rd Coast Music Magazine
4.5 STARS
"An extraordinary piece of original Southern Gothic."
— John Conquest

Rootstime.BE
"Amanda Pearcy is a songwriter who plays, without any doubt, in the top division of her generation. Her writing makes me think not only of Lucinda Williams, but also of Tom Russell, Jason Isbell, and Gillian Welch."
— Dani Heyvaert

Heaven Magazine
8.5 STARS
"Restraint isn't a word you'll find in Amanda Pearcy's dictionary. She offers herself. Completely. It's the ultimate vulnerability on a silver platter."
— Ed Muitjens

Ctrl.Alt.Country e-zine
5 STARS
"Indisputably one of the finest albums of 2015. And certainly in the Americana category."
"In het stukje door vrouwelijke singer-songwriters bezette grensgebied tussen Americana, folk en blues regeert na dit fabuleuze 'An Offering' tot nader order een nieuwe queen. Amanda Pearcy is haar naam en ze lijkt zo op het eerste gezicht niet van plan om dat postje snel weer af te staan..."
— Benny Metten

Krenten Uit de Pop
"...Pearcy is well ahead. This may be the best roots record of 2015. Absolutely one of the best of 2015, if not the best."
— Erwin Zijleman

Lonestar Time
"...surrounded by a 'southern' aura, its atmosphere a bit mysterious, rich in warmth and passion, close to the likes of Mary Gauthier, Lucinda Williams, Townes Van Zandt, and Rodney Crowell... with remarkable wit and heart... highly evocative, poignant."
— Remo Ricaldone

Houston Press
"In a field overcrowded with dreamers chasing the same rainbow, An Offering is a low-­key Americana gem."
— Chris Gray

WoNo Magazine
"The first listen blew me away instantly. That southern drawl in combination with a voice that has lived life, does it for me. I'll say it again, Amanda Pearcy impresses me more than Lucinda Williams, it's time the rest of the world notices this quality too. A sound to get lost in, without having to worry about finding your way back. Her music is down to earth and thus totally alive."
— Wout de Natris

The Next Gig
"The album is a 'must have'. Absolutely beautiful. An intense and sincere album from a very strong woman that directly strikes at the heart... beautiful songs from an excellent songwriter, with that voice that touches every inflection. She takes you to the fringes of society and shows you that there is hope, and compassion."
— Richard Wagenaar

Music That Needs Attention
"I have an immense respect for this lady. She is first class. Between the lines you taste that today's America can be extraordinarily hard. Success does not come naturally, and this is America, this recurring ordeal, which is what she sings about, without even a moment to pity herself... the sacrifice she was making was given the way the cards are shuffled miserably, but necessary. The end result is nothing less than pure and straight from the heart. No staged scene, just heartfelt emotions."
— Rein van den Berg

Roots Highway
"There is something in the songs of Amanda Pearcy that is bewitching, with a tone of voice so unique and sensual - joined with a so markedly Texan accent that evokes the essence of the South."
— Marco Restelli

The Alternate Root
"Amanda Pearcy is a storyteller, her characters wearing her experience... she pens with a perception of why we do what we do in a way that buries a little of each of us in the story."
— Danny McCloskey

Real Roots Cafe
"Utterly gorgeous."
— Fred Schmale

"I am nuts over true authentic voices, ones you recognize after a half syllable, that's Amanda Pearcy. Truth telling works better through a voice like hers."
— Tom Green, music fan

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