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Amy_January 2016

Dear friends,

A few days into our resolutions (I like to call them intentions..failing at intentions is so much softer than resolutions, don’t you think?), how are we all feeling about this New Year? I like it so far, it came in strong, cleaned up a bit, combed it’s hair, has a good sense of humor. I already wrote the first song of the year with Mr. Gary Nicholson. It was a love song. So, already things are changing for me…
Stay tuned to my website as there’s a lot of stuff gathering speed. Megan Palmer, my friend and amazing fiddle-playing singing-side-kick, and I are going to put together a Concert Window Show at the end of the month and we’ll announce that on Facebook and here. APPLEWOOD ROAD is about to release our record on Gearbox Records, and you can PRE-ORDER through Pledge Music

So have a great month, stay warm, be good to each other. Go out and support someone who is touring in your area and go up to them at the merch table and say hi. You have no idea how much we all need to hear from you while we’re putting miles on our tour cars and vans, sleeping in Motel 6’s, wondering if anyone is listening. Find someone who is new, who just put out their first record and is out there slogging it without a manager or a booking agent but who wants to bring you their music. Someone like Darren Bradbury or Emily Robinson or Melissa Greener. And then, go buy a ticket to someone who may have all those things but stays real, feet to the ground, singing truth. Someone like Peter Mulvey, Jason Isbell, Eliza Gilkyson. Let’s all stop complaining about what’s NOT going on and see what IS going on….

xoxo
Amy


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Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Tim Easton and Amy Photo:  Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Tim Easton and Amy Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Happy summer! Mostly this month I’ll be sharing shows with my friend Tim Easton and his fiddler Megan Palmer with one weekend where I steal Megan and head to Chicago w/o Tim. If you don’t know Tim, you’re welcome in advance. He’s an incredible songwriter and singer from Ohio. He and his family moved here to the neighborhood from Joshua Tree a few years back. Tim’s wife, Katie, just opened a really cool art gallery here called Red Arrow. His newest record, Not Cool (Thirty Tigers), is a badass piece of rockabilly-roots music inspired by hanging on Lower Broadway at Robert’s Western World. Tim is hard to pin down: a folkie who loves to rock and bluegrass and blues and all of it. With Megan, his secret weapon, who plays a mean fiddle and sings like an angel (and she’s a great songwriter herself), we’ve been having more fun playing music together than anyone should. We’d love you to come out. And please buy tickets in advance — it helps all of us out!

July is already looking pretty sweet, including shows in town at The Family Wash & The Bluebird Cafe with John Moreland (one of my new favorite songwriters), Woodyfest, teaching at The Swannannoa Gathering & recording my next record!!!

xoxo
Amy


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Wow…finally it’s warm out and flowers are out and the grass is overgrowing. I’m so relieved. I just got back from Texas and have literally 2 days to turn this whole thing around and head out to North Carolina and then up to the Northeast. This tour is going to be really really special as I’m playing mostly new venues and returning to a few of my favorites. I’m thrilled to be co-billing with a songwriting hero of mine, Pierce Pettis, on Sunday May 11 at The Rooster’s Wife in Aberdeen, NC (a new town and new venue for me). On Thursday May 15 I’m playing in Baltimore at the Cabaret at Germano’s, a new concert series at a fabulous Italian restaurant. I always said I’d never do dinner theater (clanking of forks whilst reciting Shakespeare scared me) but this is different. A GREAT meal and I’ll sing for you! What’s better than that? So make it a point, if you come to see me at the Baltimore area house concerts, to make reservations with your sweety or your friends. Dinner at 6. Concert at 8pm.

Then I head north and my good friend Megan Palmer, a great fiddler, singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter will be joining me for the first time. I’m really looking forward to those shows.

Oh, and I’ll be previewing some of the new songs that I’ll be recording this summer. So please come out and say hello. Send your song requests to me in advance to amy@amyspeace.com with “Request” in the title. I’d love to make sure I know the lyrics! Ha!

Happy flower picking. Tourdates to the left. Full info on website.
xoxo
Amy

ps.
As always, if you are interested in hosting a house concert, please email me at amy@amyspeace.com and we can talk about it!


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