Alana Amram & the Rough Gems
Alana Amram & the Rough Gems Alana Amram & the Rough Gems is a tight knit collective of musicians heavily influenced by classic country, folk, American rock and roll and English psychedelic rock, led by Alana Amram. Since 2005, "The Rough Gems" have been providing a soundtrack for Alana's stories. They have brought their craft to basements, house parties, clubs, theaters and festivals through out New York City and beyond.

Daughter of well known musician and composer David Amram and folk singer and playwright Lora Lee Ecobelli, Alana inherited a resilient and curious attitude towards music from her family and life experiences. Taught to "look for the diamonds in the sidewalk"; she named her band "The Rough Gems". Writing from honest experience, and a lucid imagination, Amram's songs on her new album "Painted Lady" rests comfortably between the classic era of "Nashville" many have grown to miss and a modern mixture of sounds that many have grown to be inspired by.

She continues to push use her creative imagination with her soon to be released record "Snow Shadows and Summer Winds: Songs of Vince Martin". This new record features The Rough Gems' interpretations of songs by folk legend Vince Martin. Amram collaborated with co-producers Mark Sebastian and Jessie Lauter (The Low Anthem), John Sebastian (Lovin' Spoonful) with string arrangements penned by Van Dyke Parks, showing that great song writing is truly timeless. This album is due be released this Spring 2011.

Finally, Amram has recently become the subject of an Italian feature length documentary about New York musicians, titled "The Sound of Asphalt", planned for a Fall Release 2011. To hear more please go to: www.alanaamram.com