All of this Texas-based R&B has been good for the soul. We are getting a very wide cross section of what this realm can be, and we don’t even have to leave the central Texas corridor to experience it. I’ve covered AMEA (who currently reps San Antonio) a couple of times before on this blog, but the release of The Learning Tree Pt. 1 is opening my eyes to aspects of her style that I am happy to find present. Shades of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Raphael Saadiq, Stacey Epps and Me’Shell NdegéOcello are all present, and yet AMEA still has a unique presence that cuts right through and sits comfortably within the sound surrounding her. This is wonderful music, and it should hopefully lead to bigger and better things. You can find it on all of the services, so I suggest doing so.