Alana Amram and the Rough Gems

Alana Amram and the Rough Gems

 New York City, New York, USA

Welcome to my record. Please get lost in its stories and sounds. It's all true!


Alana Amram, is a Brooklyn based singer/ songwriter/ record collector who has toured internationally since 2003 with her band the Rough Gems. As a bass player she is a member of the band Lights (Drag City.) She has played bass with Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and The Fame.

Alana Amram and the Rough Gems are finishing up their first LP of original material PAINTED LADY with producer Jesse Lauter (The Low Anthem.) They are simultaneously releasing their second LP, SONGS OF VINCE MARTIN. Produced by Mark Sebastian (Loving Spoonful) and Jesse Lauter.

Through Alana's passion for finding lost songs, she developed a strong creative collaboration with some of New York's old guard folk and rock pioneers. From this, she draws on the sound and sentiment once vital to the soundscape of urban and country life's collision.

Her heroes have always been cowboys; women like Annie Oakley and poets like Vachel Lindsay. Being on the on the road since she born, her heart has always been that of a wandering troubadour. Because of her love of classic films, many of her songs invoke vivid cinematic imagery and Verité stories of true life grit and endless American landscapes.

Amram comes from a huge music family, often seen sitting in with the band. She has garnered a reputation for her classic songwriting. The Rough Gems - a collective of the finest players to come to town- range from deep tradition to wild psychedelic honky- tonk.

They are currently the subject for the feature length documentary Sound of Asphalt; a portrait of New York music.


7 Inch Single - Alana Amram 2008 Rootsville Records
E.P. - Self Titled - E.P. 2008 Zealous Records
L.P. - Painted Lady 2010 - deal in the works
L.P. - Songs of Vince Martin 2010 - Ezzie Films, deal in the works

Set List

On average we prefer a 45 minute set of fun/ powerhouse originals.

We can do long sets (up to 3 hours) of a variety of originals and classic country, folk and choice Americana material.