NYC gets introduced to Garage Country

Aubrie Sellers was at Mercury Lounge in NYC Wednesday night for the release of her debut album, New City Blues. Nashville-native Sellers, whose parents are country music legend Lee Ann Womack and songwriter Jason Sellers, is blazing her own trail by defining a sub-genre she’s coined garage country.

“It’s so much more like more garage rock, that raw raging stuff. It’s Ryan Adams and Dwight Yoakam, who are merciless and just keep coming – even when they’re quiet. So that fits… in a weird way. It’s better than anything else I can call it.” – Aubrie Sellers

Aubrie Sellers album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

Aubrie Sellers album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

Listening to Sellers perform the tracks from New City Blues is like taking an emotional journey. During the show Sellers remarked, “There’s 14 songs on the record, and only one of them is sweet.”

Sellers noted that she writes “about phoniness a lot. [Magazines and Paper Dolls] address my hatred of phoniness.”

Her lyrics articulate deep feelings across so many levels. From Liar Liar (co-written by Brandy Clark) to Something Special to Loveless Rolling Stone, one thing is constant: an outpouring of genuine, raw emotion delivered with a sincere intensity unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

“Liar liar, womanizer, bargain bin romanticizer, spin your web just like a spider does” – Aubrie Sellers, Liar Liar

Aubrie Sellers album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

Aubrie Sellers album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

Reflecting on the show, Kristin Glocksien (Twitter: @ASUdancer012) said, “It’s refreshing to hear an artist like Aubrie Sellers now a days. From the moment she stepped on stage last night, you could tell she took her time in the album making process, strategically picking songs that leave the audience wanting more.” Kristin’s favorite song was Something Special, which Sellers called the “only happy song” on the album. Glocksien felt it “showcased her talent for creating a moment with pretty much only her voice. It was beautiful. That’s what music should be; when you leave a show with that one moment you can recall forever.” Kristin added that Sellers “was fantastic – I can’t wait to see her blow everyone away this year.”

Check out our exclusive pics from last night’s performance:

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Aubrie Sellers: Sit Here and Cry

The Country Scene's Shawn St. Jean with Aubrie Sellers after her album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

The Country Scene’s Shawn St. Jean with Aubrie Sellers after her album release show at Mercury Lounge in NYC on January 27, 2016.

Set List (Mercury Lounge / January 27, 2016):

  1. Light of Day
  2. Sit Here and Cry
  3. Living is Killing Me
  4. Humming Song
  5. Dreaming in the Day
  6. Liar Liar
  7. Something Special
  8. People Talking
  9. Losing Ground
  10. Magazines
  11. Paper Doll
  12. Like the Rain
  13. Loveless Rolling Stone
  14. Just to Be With You