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What’s The Buzz ?

Hi everyone!

This tour I’ve been on with my new band, Amy Speace & The Storm, has just been such an amazing ride. We played to packed houses in Roanoke, VA to NYC to Ann Arbor, MI to Boston, MA. We shared the stage with Billy Bragg, The Flatlanders & Joe Pug and I got to sing harmonies with Suzzy Roche on MOUNTAIN STAGE. I had the pleasure of an amazing interview/live set with Dave Marsh on Sirius/XM, and taped an interview with Jacki Lyden on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. It’s been a blast and I’ve had my good friends, The Sea The Sea along for the ride. I hope you’ve gotten to see the show if you’re around.

BUT we’re not done yet. A few more shows before The Storm disbands until we meet again. So please if you are in Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago or Grand Rapids, please consider spending your evening with us and buying tickets in advance. We’d LOVE to play for you! The Sea The Sea join us in Spring Lake, Chicago and Nashville…

Fri 4/26 @ Pin Drop Series, Spring Lake MI
116 S. Jackson St. 231-557-4760

Sat 4/27 @ Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago IL
4545 N. Lincoln Avenue

Sat 5/4 @ Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
9pm show
Tickets: 404-377-4976
w/ Robby Hecht Opening

Wed 5/8 @ The Preservation Pub/WFIV Event, Knoxville, TN

Thu 5/9 @ The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville TN @ 9pm — Tickets go on sale at 8am, May 2nd!!!
w/ The Sea The Sea opening!

And looking forward:
5/18: Wildflower Music & Arts Festival, Dallas TX
5/27: Kerrville Folk Festival, Threadgill Theater in the round, Kerrville, TX
5/27-30 Kerrville Folk Fest, Song School (teaching)
5/31: Kerrville Folk Festival Kennedy Mainstage, Kerrville, TX

What’s The Buzz ?

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How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat is an 11-song journey through grief and grace produced by Neilson Hubbard, Dave Marsh (who contributed liner notes) calls it “the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording.” It includes a duet with Grammy-nominated John Fullbright and guest appearances by Ben Sollee and Mary Gauthier.

How to Sleep In A Stormy Boat is here! On April 16th, my newest record will release into the world and I couldn’t be more excited. On that day, I am thrilled to be playing at JOE’S PUB in New York, NY w/ my band. If you’re in NYC, please plan to be there!!! Many of you contributed to my Kickstarter campaign months ago and your belief in me and generosity small and large made this possible. In a few days the new website will launch and I encourage you all to buy the record(s) from my STORE or in person at a show. Of course, you can also find me at ITunes, Amazon, and some local indy record stores as well. The companion EP, “Same Old Storm” will only be available as part of a Bonus pack, the 2 CD Stormy Boat Deluxe (which means you cannot buy it separately). I can’t wait for you to hear it.

And I’m bringing the tour your way and I really would love to see you! I know how hard it is to make a plan to get out to hear live music, but doesn’t it make you feel better? This will be a special show: my trio The Storm (Josh Oliver on guitars and Hannah Schroeder on cello) will be joined by our special guest openers and my dear friends The Sea The Sea, Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley. This is a rare event, y’all, so I hope you’ll come out, buy tickets in advance, pack the places. We’ll be winding our way from Boston to New York to Virginia to MOUNTAIN STAGE (playing w Billy Bragg & Joe Pugg & The Flatlanders…pinch me) to Ann Arbor and Chicago and home to THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, home of legendary songwriters, where we’ll do a special night, an “Evening with…” kind of thing. A good reason to make that trip to Nashville…

And we’ve got 2 openings for House Concerts on this tour. Tuesday April 23 and Thursday April 24. We’d prefer you to come to the shows already scheduled, but if you can’t get to them, how bout have us in your home or community center? Northern MI, Ohio, Indiana, etc. Let me know directly at amy@amyspeace.com and I can walk you through what it takes. It’s easy, it’s fun. You just need a space big enough to hold at least 25 people (our minimum) sitting on chairs, pillows, the floor, etc. We’ll play unplugged.

Tourdates are below. Please come out! I’d love to see you.

CD Release TourDates
(visit TOUR PAGE for address/info)

TX/OK dates cobills w/ Rod Picott. Dirje Smith on cello
Thu 4/4 @ 8pm THE BLUE DOOR Oklahoma City, OK

Fri 4/5 @ 8pm UNCLE CALVINS COFFEEHOUSE, Dallas TX (Rod opens)

Sat 4/6 @ 8pm CACTUS CAFE, Austin, TX

Sun 4/7 @ 6pm MUCKY DUCK, Houston, TX

Mon 4/8 @ 11am. Live on KUT Austin!

Amy Speace & The Storm w/ The Sea The Sea
Thu 4/11 @ 7:30pm SPACELAND BALLROOM, Hamden CT

Fri 4/12 @ 8pm CAFFE LENA, Saratoga Springs (Davey O opens)

Sat 4/13 @ 8pm ACOUSTIC CAFE, Park Ridge, NJ

Sun 4/14 11am Live on Dave Marsh’s Sirius/XM Radio Show

Sun 4/14 @ 5pm RIVERFOLK @ THE COOPERAGE, Honesdale, PA

Tue 4/16 @ 9pm JOE’S PUB, NYC (CD RELEASE DAY!!)


Thu 4/18 @ 8pm IOTA CLUB & CAFE, Arlington, VA

Fr 4/19 @ 8pm BURLAP & BEAN, Newtown Sq., PA

Sat 4/20 @ 8pm KIRK AVE. MUSIC HALL, Roanoke, VA

Sun 4/21 @ 8pm MOUNTAIN STAGE RADIO! Morgantown, WV

Mon 4/22 @ 8pm THUNDERBIRD CAFE, Pittsburgh, PA


Wed 4/24 @ 8pm THE ARK, Ann Arbor, MI


Fri 4/26 @ 8pm PIN DROP CONCERTS, Spring Lake MI

Sat 4/27 @ 8pm OLD TOWN SCHOOL OF FOLK MUSIC, Chicago, IL

Sat 5/4 @ 8pm EDDIE’S ATTIC, Decatur, GA

Thu 5/9 @ 9pm BLUEBIRD CAFE, Nashville, TN (Hometown release!)


Visit Amy at http://www.amyspeace.com/

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