The Reverend Shawn Amos - "You're Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)" (premiere)

by Sarah Zupko

21 April 2016

The Reverend Shawn Amos is on a mission to bring blues to wider attention within pop culture spaces.

The Reverend Shawn Amos is on a mission to bring blues to wider attention within pop culture spaces. After all, it’s a living, breathing, vibrant genre that continues to grow, not some old retro form of music. Just look at the careers of Gark Clark Jr., Robert Randolph and Keb’ Mo’ for the most recent examples. Amos comes at the blues from a lifetime of appreciation as he formerly worked as a music industry executive where he recorded and produced a number of Grammy-nominated albums. Now, he’s stepping out with the microphone as a blues preacher and the result is fabulous, as his singing seduces the blues-starved masses and his harmonica playing makes them believers.
Today, we are presenting the premiere of Amos’ new video, “You’re Gonna Miss Me (When I Get Home)”. Amos tells PopMatters, “we really wanted to capture the spirit of our live shows while bringing the blues closer to the pop culture conversation. Nicole Alexander and Ra Dreyfus really created this perfect world where roadhouse blues meets old school Hollywood musicals. Plus some local L.A. R&B legends (Lester Lands, Eddie Daniels, Jean McClain) pop up in cameos. I hope folks dig it and it moves them to dive deeper into this great American music.”

We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work. We are a wholly independent, women-owned, small company. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing, challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. PopMatters needs your help to keep publishing. Thank you.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

READ the article