Roanoke-based pop, soul and R&B singer Amanda Stathos has just released a video of her original song, “Running Out of Time.” It features her strong, tuneful voice, plus the musical backing of The Collective, as fine a rhythm section as you can find in the valleys.
I have heard Stathos perform a few times around Roanoke, and I am floored every time by her range and control. Even when she has been under the weather, she can deliver quality vocal goods. She does lots of popular covers, but these days has been recording a lot of original material with Skip Brown. The Collective — keyboardist Keith Thomas, bassist Cameron McLaughlin and drummer Carlos Aranguren — typically backs her in the studio, as well.
Here, the Stathos and the band perform “Running Out of Time” on the Shaftman Hall stage at Jefferson Center. The act is starting to book more work, and that means things can only improve with an already tight outfit.
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