Nashville-based artist, Amanda Page Cornett, fills us in her band and music influences.
For people who have not heard of you, tell us about Amanda Page Cornett and your music.
My music has been evolving throughout my life, but I finally settled on what I call “Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul”, which mixes Country, Blues, and Southern Rock! Together, with Randall Scott Peterson, Sherry Peterson-Tenille, and Shawn Peterson, the sibling trio that makes up the Almost Angels, we have formed a groove and sound that makes us unique and memorable! We have so much fun playing together!
Who are your musical influences?
My influences have always been the rebels of music. Growing up, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Daniels, Hank Jr., Marshall Tucker Band, and Travis Tritt were my favorites. As my musical horizons expanded, I fell in love with more Southern Rock bands, with Janis Joplin, Pink, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, even AC/DC. I listen to a little bit of everything, including Rap and R&B.
What inspires your music?
Music that speaks to me and has real, deep feeling has always been my favorite. My mission is “to create and execute authentic musical experiences people can deeply feel.” I’m inspired by life experiences and the music of others whose music I can truly Feel!
What music are you listening to today?
In my CD player, I currently have my co-writer, Mark Narmore’s Thank My Funky Stars album ready to play. He’s such a great songwriter and the album is filled with the Muscle Shoals funk! I tend to listen to Pink, Janis Joplin, Etta James, and southern rock stations when streaming. Then, I buy the albums I love!
Who would you like to collaborate with?
I would love to write with Pink and Linda Perry on one end of the spectrum, and Charlie Daniels on the other end! I think I could learn a lot and really crank some great music out with all three of them!