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Yep, it’s that time of year when I convince a few friends to get in a van together and tour for a few weeks singing songs of joyful things and glad tidings and fa la la la la, new holiday songs, old holiday songs and some completely not all holiday songs (you know, like uplifting southern gothic murder ballads). For the 3rd year in a row, I bring you Wild Ponies, Rod Picott and me, in a holiday extravaganza. All dates are listed at my TourPage or at the Decembersongs FACEBOOK page.

I’m doing one show on my own this month as a kick off to the holidays at my fave local East Nashville joint, The Family Wash, next week on December 2nd @ 9pm w/ Wild Ponies. Come on down if you’re local. And if you’re local, you know where it is…

GIFT IDEAS FROM MY STORE:

I’ve got your stocking stuffers…
No. Seriously, I do. Check out my Store Page for holiday specials of all sorts. I’m offering a HOLIDAY BOX SET OF CD’S this season for $60. That’s Songs For Bright Street (2006), Killer In Me (2009), Land Like A Bird (2011), How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (2013) and That Kind Of Girl (2015) plus I’ll throw in a Secret Santa CD, something that I don’t sell online, that is out of print. Either my first CD or the Judy Collins Tribute or another surprise. That’s 6 CD’s for only $60 (plus Shipping/handling) gift wrapped for you. Also, there are LPs, T Shirts, and Screen Printed Posters and much more. Come visit my STORE and shop for all your Indy music needs….

Lastly, my Fall Songwriter’s Retreat was so successful we’re going to be doing another very soon. Now called SONGS FROM THE WELL WRITER’S RETREATS, we’ll announce dates soon.

Thank you all for being part of this ride with me. I’ve been at this now since 2001. My first full tour was October 2001, in the wake of the prior month, I made a leap of faith and this life has sustained me for 14 years now. I started out making my own records. I’ve been signed to record labels, I’ve left record labels. Now I’m back to making my own records. I couldn’t do this without you. I mean that. I write these emails. I write my own Twitter posts, my own Facebook posts. When you buy a CD from me through my store, I personally put it in it’s mailer and handwrite your address and ship it from a post office that’s less than a mile away. You may even get dog hair in there. If you’re lucky. This is and has always been a small business. Small as in one woman business. And I am grateful to each one of you who are reading to the end.

So, have a wonderful holiday season…

Your fan,
Amy

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Honoring the spirit of Charles Dickens in this bicentenary year of his birth, and keeping with the spirit of the season he captured in “A Christmas Carol,” an exceptional group of artists, writers, musicians, actors and other notables are pooling their talents to stage a very special fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts in a truly devastated part of NYC. Called “A Dickens Christmas for The Rockaways” the gala event will be held Thurs. Dec. 6, 2012 starting at 7:00 PM at Theater 80 at 80 St. Marks Place in New York’s East Village.

Joe Hurley Photo Credit: Gina Herold

Joe Hurley Photo Credit: Gina Herold

Organized by award-winning musician/actor Joe Hurley, the extraordinary evening will spotlight a lively mix of luminaries from world of arts, letters, & music. Hosting with his dear friend, novelist Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, great-great-great granddaughter of Charles, who has flown thousands of miles to be here, to help out in the Dickensian spirit. Lucinda will strike a holiday tone with an inspiring talk of how Dickens came to write the classic “A Christmas Carol.”

Waiting in the wings to delight the audience will be National Book Award winner Colum McCann, actress Cara Seymour, memiorist Alphie McCourt, actor Mike McGlone, writer Mary Norris, journalist Bob Hardt, composer/playwright Jill Santoriello, musicians Kenny Margolis and Chris Flynn, writer/performer James Braly, singer/actress Dana McCoy and musician/actor Joe Hurley. Hurley, who has strong ties to The Rockaways, and is grateful and deeply moved by all the support given by everyone.

All benefit proceeds raised through “A Dickens Christmas for The Rockaways” will be directed to The Graybeards, a Rockaways non-profit 501c3 formed in the aftermath of 9/11 by firemen, policemen, and residents of Rockaway to help those in the community in their time of need. These men have all sustained their own personal losses due to Hurricane Sandy, yet they still find a way to train their focus on service to the community every single day.

We’ve received some great press for the event already, so you can learn more about it in a NY1 interview segment aired on Monday night, and in mentions on The New Yorker, Esquire, and Irish Central websites.

A maximum of 180 tickets will be sold. Tickets for the very limited VIP stage seating are $200, house seats are $100.

We’ve set aside a very limited number of tickets for half price. That’s $50 for an evening of music, literature, and the spirit of giving, all to benefit relief efforts in The Rockaways. All you have to do is visit our ticket purchase page, enter the word ‘dickens’ (without the quotes) in the promotional code field, and select the “Joe’s List” ticket option.

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For more on the Dickens Christmas for The Rockaways please visit:
Facebook Page
Facebook Event Page
The New Yorker
Esquire
Irish Central

For more on Joe Hurley please visit:
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Live performance of ‘Rockaway’ (single to be released in December)
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