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Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

Photo: Mick Leonardi, Nashville, TN

SEPTEMBER…

Happy first whiff of Autumn, happy back to school clothes, happy ‘maybe the 99 degree heatwave will give way to cooler Fall evenings’, happy new things all around us…

This summer has left me breathless. I finished the recording/mixing/mastering of the new record to be released in Spring 2015. It’ll be called “That Kind Of Girl.” We recorded in 3 days in East Nashville with Amy Speace at the production helm and playing drums. Will Kimbrough and Carl Broemel on guitars and pedal steel. Danny Mitchell on keys and horns. Eamon McLoughlon on strings. Dean Marold on upright bass. John Moreland, Garrison Starr, Ben Glover, Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams and Tim Easton all came into sing. There’s still lots to do before the release but I am confident that this is the best record I’ve ever made. You can get involved as I’ll be launching a Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds for the promotion and tour and I’ll be announcing that launch date very very soon.

I had the best summer I’ve had in so many years. Two amazing weeks teaching songwriting and performance at The Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC and back for my 11th year at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School in Colorado. And I took some time off touring to get prepared for the record, to write (not songs…perhaps a book…maybe you’ll be hearing about it…) and to have, well, a life. Learning balance. It’s an art all to itself.

There’s so much around the last corner of 2014. Northeast dates, Nashville gigs, Holland with Cara Luft, West Coast with Kenny White in November, and the return of Decembersongs. So stay tuned and thanks so much for being a part of the journey.

Also a special shout-out to my friends who board The Cayamo Cruise each year for supporting and voting for me for the Cayamo Soundcheck Stage. Announcement to come soon!

Your fan,
Amy

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APRIL FOOLERY

I know…I know…it’s almost the end of the month and I’m finally letting you know where I’m going, but I’ve been bit distracted writing and stockpiling songs, writing with Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover, Mary Gauthier, Tim Easton, Ryan Culwell, Beth Nielsen Chapman. Looking forward to getting these songs out to the world.

So much stuff but first, and most importantly, all tourdates are to the left and full details to be found at TOURPAGE so always check in there. I’m headed to TEXAS later this week for a week of shows. Before I do that, I need new tires on this van! And if anyone’s interested in trading their Prius for a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan with 200,000 miles but a lot of love, I’d love to talk (wishful thinking)…

T SHIRT SALE: There’s a sale going on over at my webstore on T Shirts so get over there while they’re hot. They won’t last. We’re on our last batch…

NEW RECORD: It’s starting! I’m stockpiling songs and will be headed back to the studio in June (in Memphis) and July (in Nashville) to start the next record, again produced by the fabulous Neilson Hubbard, which will be released in March 2015. For my Stormy Boat Kickstarter family, I’ll be starting a Kickstarter campaign this summer to re-enlist the team for the next one. We’ll have it recorded by August but we’re holding off on releasing it till next year to make sure we get the rest of the details right all at once (press/radio/tour/European release/video/vinyl! etc.) and I would love it if everyone would even just pre-order the release. I’ll keep y’all updated.

SUMMER PLANS/TEACHING: So much coming up…I’ll be touring with Tim Easton in June and going to Woodyfest in July. I’ve got a few festivals this summer to play and a few I’ll be teaching at. I’ll be returning to Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School to teach performance and headed to The Swannanoa Gathering for the first time to teach performance and songwriting.

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

xoxo
Amy


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APRIL FOOLERY

Spring is here…spring is here…spring is here! March has been chilly and productive – mostly I’ve been writing, stockpiling songs, writing with Neilson Hubbard, Ben Glover, Mary Gauthier, Beth Nielsen Chapman. Looking forward to getting these songs out to the world. I had a great time last night playing at Tin Pan South, an annual festival of songwriters by NSAI here in Nashville. Got to swap songs with some friends – Ryan Tanner, Neilson and Amber Rubarth. Tonight I may head out to a neighborhood hang to hear Tommy Womack. I love Nashville.
I won’t bore you with too much this month, just the quick facts, so you can get back outside with your dogs, in your gardens, with your spring crush, etc.

TOUR: I’m headed to the Northeast in a few days. Then at the end of the month I’ll be back to Texas. All tourdates are to the left. More details to be found at TOURPAGE

NEW RECORD: It’s starting. I’m stockpiling songs and will be headed back to the studio in June (in Memphis) and July (in Nashville) to start the next record, which will be released in March 2015. I’ll be posting information on all that soon.

SUMMER PLANS/TEACHING: So much coming up…I’ll be touring with Tim Easton in June, taking July off to record. I’ve got a few festivals this summer to play and a few I’ll be teaching at. I’ll be returning to Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School to teach performance and headed to The Swannanoa Gatheringfor the first time to teach performance and songwriting.

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


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Hi y’all. Fresh back from a whirlwind month or so, from The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival to Storyhill Festival to Sisters Folk Festival, home to Nashville to move to a new house and showcase at The Americana Festival and then off to Europe to tour with the incredible John Fullbright, one of my favorite Okies (Parker Milsaps being another, Jimmy Webb, another and Laurie and Curley and that strange ballet sequence in the red dust). That’s me up there in that photo on a day off with John and our good friend AJ Roach outside the castle in Edinburgh. If you’re just joining the list having found me on the European tour, thanks for swinging by. We played to sold out audiences from London to Utrecht to Belfast to Edinburgh and it was thrilling. I’m coming back in January to headline my own tour, so keep in touch.

The rest of this month is pretty much a writing and recouping time for me, but if any of you out there are songwriters, I work (in these off times) as a coach on Songwriting, Performance and Career Goal Setting for the Indie Songwriter. My rates are reasonable and we can work via phone or Skype, so please email me at amy@amyspeace.com to set up a time and we can talk. I’ve been teaching my Performance class at Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School for 7 years now and have also taught at Sisters Folk Festival, Kerrville Folk Festival Song School, Lamb’s Retreat for Songwriters, NERFA, NAFA, through NSAI and various other places. I love doing this, so don’t hesitate to contact me.

November I head up to the Northeast (LOOK LEFT AND YOU’LL SEE THE TOURDATES — PLEASE BUY TIX IN ADVANCE). I have a few openings for potential House Concerts if anyone is interested in hosting. If you’re curious, head HERE and there’s a link to my House Concert Info Sheet (which I adapted from my friend Danny Schmidt’s). It’s the All You Need To Know To Host an Amy Speace Concert In Your Home. 🙂

Here are my free dates for Fan Based House Concerts.

The rest of October – anywhere within reasonable driving distance to Nashville – GA, TN, Etc.
Wed. 11/6 – PA, MD, NY, NJ
Tues 11/12 – MD, DC, PA, NJ
Thu 11/14 – MD, PA, NJ, DC
Sun 11/17 – PA, WV, MD

So please don’t hesitate to contact me. House Concerts are fun for me and fun for you and they are very simple to put on and make a really cool event for your friends and neighbors.

Stay in touch with me via Facebook and Twitter. And a reminder that not only are ALL of my CD’s for sale on the OFFICIAL AMY SPEACE STORE (which is the best way to get my merchandise direct), also T Shirts are there.

Tourdates to the left…jokers to the right…here I am…

xoxo
Amy


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