CD Release Party at Acoustic Cafe
for How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat
When: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 Showtime 8:00 PM, Doors open 7:30 PM
Where: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 25 Fremont Ave. Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Proceeds benefit the OLM St Vincent’s Haiti Scholarship fund.
Special guests The Sea, The Sea
If you are a fan of singer-songwriter/folk/
“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.”
Discovered by Judy Collins in 2005, Speace released two critically-acclaimed records with Collins’ owned Wildflower Records, 2006’sSongs 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 Hunterbrought 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. In 2012, she toured in Europe opening forAlejandro Escovedo and wrote the song cycle that is now How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat. She’s appeared on Mountain Stage and Acoustic Café, both NPR syndicated radio shows, The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Philadelphia & Kerrville Folk Festival, Maverick Festival (UK) and SummerTyne Americana Fest (UK).
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