“Austin physician Candace Bellamy cuts right to the chase on the confident country/blues-rock of Undone, her fourth solo EP. The Knoxville, Tenn., transplant demonstrates an earthen and emotive voice...”
Undone EP, August 2017, Austin Chronicle
“Bellamy trained to be a doctor, but she seems to have much in common with a compounding pharmacists in the way she goes about making music. She’ll take a couple of milligrams of Memphis soul, combine it with a sprinkle of east Tennessee country, a dash of Texas rock and blues and wash it down with some gospel and it will be more than alright. It will be just what the doctor ordered.”
Undone EP, May 2017, Soul Tracks
A physician by day and jazz and soul singer by night, Bellamy took up singing several years ago, paying dues in cover bands, musical theater (her role in an R&B version of “Porgy & Bess” impressed the New York Times), and with a one-woman show where she told stories of her life in between tunes.
Bellamy’s path then led to Austin, Texas where she has worked with many incredible songwriters including Ruth Carter (composer for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Palmer, and John Mayall), bass playing legend Jimi Calhoun (player with Dr. John, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Wilson Pickett, Sly Stone) and Jake Langley (Roberta Flack, Willie Nelson, k.d. lang).
Bellamy is also directing Healer, a documentary about the life of Dr. Joycelyn Elders, the first African American Surgeon General. She is active in her community, donating time to the Central Texas Food Bank and a local nonprofit called The Neighborhood, whose focus is helping homeless families in greater Austin.
From sharecropper's daughter to the first African American Surgeon General of the United States, Healer is a documentary about the life of Dr. Jocelyn Elders