Lightning 100’s Casey is joined in the studio by Amy Stroup! Amy is playing at 3rd and Lindsley on Friday, November 16th along with Lissie. She has a new album out, Helen of Memphis, which is her third studio album. She performed an acoustic version of “Go That Far” and played “Made,” both of which are off the new album.
The name Helen of Memphis has a deep meaning for Stroup. Stroup’s family is from Memphis, and her grandmother left a beautiful coat collection for Stroup when she passed away. Stroup did a photoshoot with the collection, and discovered that every tag had “Helen of Memphis” on it. This was a store that provided tailoring for all the clothes in Memphis. When people listen to her album, she wants them to feel as empowered as her Grandmother did when she wore her coats.
Casey chatted with Amy about her role in the 200 Women Art Exhibit, her thoughts on growing social responsibilities an artist has, life lessons she learned from her Dad, and her boutique branding studio Milkglass Creative.
Listen to Amy’s interview below and don’t forget to catch her at 3rd and Lindsley this Friday!