The 2019 Americana Music Awards was one heck of an awards show! The women reign supreme this year, and that includes the winners of the Duo/Group of the Year: I’m With Her!
Sponsored by the Americana Music Association, the 20th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference featured a broad range of musical talent and showcases from a diverse group of musicians in alt-country, roots-rock, bluegrass, R&B, blues, and folk
Hosted by The Milk Carton Kids this year, the show was graced with a vibrant mix of musical legends and electrifying newcomers with performances by Brandi Carlile, I’m With Her, John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples, among the few.
I’m With Her Hailed as Winners
I’m With Her is a supergroup of amazing musicians. The band consists of singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalists Sara Watkins, Sarah Jaroz, and Aoife O’Donovan. The trio of women started collaborating at a workshop at the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
Their song “Call My Name” is dynamic as well as captivating. Their voices are swaddled in gentle reverb as they deliver bewitching harmonies, a subtle production trick that highlights the psychedelic tension of the song.
The band’s official website talked extensively about their newest single.
“The latest single from I’m With Her, “Call My Name” again shows the strength and vitality of their connection. In a departure from the deliberately insular making of their debut album See You Around, the band pursued a new creative approach centered on true collaboration with producer Mike Elizondo (Regina Spektor, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre). Recorded at Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, “Call My Name” finds Elizondo building a hypnotic sonic backdrop, matching the track’s quietly urgent beat with I’m With Her’s interplay of guitar, Wurlitzer, and fiddle. The result is a song both stark and luminous, perfectly capturing the potent tension within even the most loving relationship.”
Brandi Carlile, John Prine, Mavis Staples, Rhiannon Giddens