Americana Highways presents this premiere of Julie Amici and Dean Mueller’s “Blind Beulah” from their forthcoming album I Loved You So, due to be available on April 10. The album was produced and recorded by Alan Jones & Dean Mueller at Rain Cave Studio & Ripping Glass Studio; then engineered and mastered at The Rye Room by Matt Greco.
“Blind Beulah” is Julie Amici on vocals, Dean Mueller on upright bass and left channel acoustic guitar; Thad Beckman on right acoustic guitar; Alan Hager on electric guitar; and Alan Jones on drums and percussion. With a classic country feel, Julie Amici and Dean Mueller will spin you a tale of a life well lived.
“Blind Beulah” is a true story about a woman I stayed with during my senior year of high school. Really, it’s a song about a girl who realizes through the eyes of an elderly woman that she needs to live her life and go after her dreams before they pass her by.
This song also relates to the nonprofit Dean and I started, the Fly Me to the Moon Foundation, where we bring quality live music to senior communities. We see how music affects the elderly, who are often isolated even though they’re living in these communities—music brings people together and is extremely beneficial for their mind, body and soul. We regularly see the transformative effect it can have on seniors. — Julie Amici
“Blind Beulah” features the guitar work of our friends Alan Hager and Thad Beckman. Alan has put out albums on Alligator Records with Curtis Salgado and is a master of blues and traditional guitar styles. Thad is one of our favorite acoustic fingerpickers and both of them perform shows with us regularly, and as part of the Fly Me To The Moon program. The combination of Thad on acoustic and Alan on electric guitar create the Nashville country-folk sound we wanted to coax out of “Blind Beulah.” — Dean Mueller
Discover more here: https://julieamici.com