Amy Speace - CD Release Concert
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE or locate the Find Ticket link below.
Amy performed here in December as part of Decembersongs and we fell in love. We are so excited about bringing Amy back! Don't miss this special CD Release concert. Click the arrow below for a special preview of the title cut from her soon-to-be-released CD "How To Sleep In a Stormy Boat." Check out the new videos at the bottom of the page.
"There are voices that serve as a bridge from the past to the future and act as soul connectors, and as a people we need them to keep singing. These voices open hearts with this rare, one in a million quality. Amy Speace has such a voice. Just ask the legendarily discerning Judy Collins; she'll tell you. Amy's got it, and then some. She is a timeless artist, a time traveler. Part past, part future. And that’s a good thing, a really good thing."
- Mary Gauthier
If you are a fan of singer-songwriter/folk/Americana music, you’ve probably heard Amy Speace’s name over the past few years trumpeted by many heralding her as a ‘torchbearer’, bridging the gap between old and new schools of folk music. In April 2013, Amy will release her latest collection of songs, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (WindBone Records/Tone Tree). A document to living gracefully with grief, it is a deeply honest 11 song journey that includes guest appearances by Grammy-nominated John Fullbright, Mary Gauthier and Ben Sollee. The concert wlll feature Amy’s backup band, The Storm -- Josh Oliver (The Everybodyfields) on guitar and Hannah Schroeder on cello (Owl City) and will be joined by special guests The Sea The Sea, the duo of Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley who will open most shows and then join The Storm. You can check out The Sea The Sea HERE. Check out the Restless Heart video - awesome.
“It is the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording…she has never sung or written better,” says rock journalist Dave Marsh in the liner notes that accompany the record. “Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open.”
Speace began her artistic career in NYC as an actress, studying at The National Shakespeare Conservatory and then working with the National Shakespeare Company for a few years before picking up the guitar to write songs. Discovered by Judy Collins in 2005, Speace released two critically-acclaimed records with Collins’ owned Wildflower Records, 2006’s Songs For Bright Street, and 2009’s The Killer In Me. Collins recorded Amy’s song “The Weight of the World”, calling it one of the ‘best political songs I’ve ever heard’, and WFUV host John Platt named it as the #4 folk song of the last decade. Her songs have also been recorded by Red Molly, Memphis blues artist Sid Selvidge, jazz artist Lisa Markley, Jonathan Byrd and Doug & Telisha Williams. Ian Hunter brought Amy to the UK to open his 2008 Acoustic Tour and then made a rare guest appearance dueting on two songs on The Killer In Me. In 2009, Speace moved to Nashville, TN and began working on her 2011 release, Land Like A Bird (Thirty Tigers/RED), produced by Neilson Hubbard with a guest turn by Kim Richey. In 2012, she toured in Europe opening for Alejandro Escovedo and wrote the song cycle that is now How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat, teaming up again with Hubbard. She’s appeared on Mountain Stage and Acoustic Café, both NPR syndicated radio shows, The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival, Maverick Festival (UK) and SummerTyne Americana Fest (UK).
Yup! This will be a magical evening!
Advance tickets are $20 and $22 day of show. Love seats (LS) seat two ($40 in advance/$44 day of show.) Sofas (S) seat up to three ($60 in advance/$64 day of show.) Tables may also be available at $115 (includes 4 tickets.) Click the Run Amoker Reserve Period link below for more information. Tickets available HERE and the Find Tickets link below. All tickets are reserved. All ticket sales are final.
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Amy was recently heard on NPR. Check out the piece HERE.
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