Candace Bellamy

In My Lane

Texas Platters

Candace Bellamy

In My Lane

Physician by day, musician by night, Candace Bellamy brings "Sweet Sweet Soul" to her debut full-length, In My Lane, a years-in-the-making affair that finds the Tennessee native leaving no vocal stone unturned. The dexterous singer arrives funky and burnished on "Expect" and opener "Put Down the Foot," strong and determined throughout "Johnny." She's sweet as you-know-what on "Like Honey," reeling in local jazz icon Ephraim Owens for a series of trumpet ad-libs, then wholesome and rootsy on LP standout "Might As Well Be U." Falling firmly between soul queen Sharon Jones and Austin's rising star Akina Adderley, she embodies the uplifting "Skies Are Grey," while "Sweet Sweet Soul" could've dropped off a Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi album. Here's one singer who shouldn't have to stick to her day job.

***

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Candace Bellamy
Summer Jams Clearance Sale
Candace Bellamy
Undone (Record Review)

Kahron Spearman, Aug. 11, 2017

Texas Platters
Candace Bellamy
A Thousand Shades of Blue (Record Review)

Margaret Moser, Feb. 11, 2011

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
George Ensle
Home (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, April 19, 2019

Texas Platters
D.C. Bloom
Pack Up the Moon (Record Review)

Doug Freeman, April 19, 2019

More by Chase Hoffberger
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Local journo Alex Hannaford’s Dead Man Talking podcast investigates the case against a man on death row

Nov. 16, 2018

EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
Association to cast ballot between incumbent Tony Marquardt or challenger Selena Xie

Nov. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Candace Bellamy

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle