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Happy June everyone. I’m home in Nashville for an extended period of time after having been on and off the road since March with the CD Release Tour. Thank you to every single one of you who came out to the shows. We had a blast from Nashville to Boston to London to Austin and many places in between.

This summer, I have a few shows, a few festivals, and a few weeks of teaching songwriting and performing. Check the tour schedule to the left to see where you can find me.

Big News: The Vinyl of “That Kind Of Girl” arrived and it’s now for sale on my WEBSITE STORE. All of my merch, including old design T Shirts, and some new things like Poster Art and Songbooks (in limited quantities) will be added over the coming week. The bonus of ordering straight from me is that everything is $5.00 shipping (Domestic US orders only for now- if you’re from out of the US, you can order vinyl via paypal for now. Email me about this). You can also order digital downloads directly from me, rather than going to ITunes.

I’m going to be spending this summer writing. If you follow my blog or my blogette-postings on Facebook, you’ll know I’ve been writing stories and musings about life, the road, characters I meet. Well, this summer I hope to gather them all in between covers and create something longer than a 3.5 minute song. I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I’d like to ask something of you. Well, those of you who stick with me long enough to read to the end of my newsletter. I’d like to know a few things about you to better serve you guys with my music. Write me directly. Write an email telling me a few things:

1. Where do you live and where are you most likely to come see a show of mine? What club? What town? Where haven’t I played near you that you’d like to see me?

2. What is your age?

3. How did you find out about me?

4. What do you like most about what I do and what have you always wished I might have done? (example: you like my live show best solo, you’d like to see me do a totally acoustic record)

I’m serious. Send me an email. Not a long one but there are more than 4,000 of you and I’m really curious about where you all come from and how you got here and what makes you stay (or not). The music business isn’t what it was. Most artists are independent. Even ones on small labels. The major commercial music industry is about selling fast food. Those of us who are working in the margins have the luxury of a direct connection to our community. I have made my last 2 records with your help, your financial help. If I am to make another record, which I do hope to, I’ll have to ask again as there are no record deals anymore. I’d like to know who I’m asking. I’d like to know what you like. I’ve been pondering this kind of shift in my career, that we all start out wanting the brass ring and when we get within sniffing distance of it, we see that the brass ring is really still just a trick of light. And that’s when the really good stuff happens. I can’t do this without an audience. And you guys seem to stay with me and I really appreciate it. So, write me. Let me know. And maybe I’ll post some interesting results and responses in my July newsletter.

xo
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! Especially anywhere near Asheville, NC for Friday & Saturday 7/24-25


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THAT KIND OF GIRL!

Tomorrow is March 3 and tomorrow is the release of the new CD That Kind Of Girl! I couldn’t be prouder of a project I’ve worked on. “Country Weekly” in the UK just gave it a 5 star review and wrote “With Her “That Kind of Girl” collection, Amy Speace has created her jaw-dropping masterpiece, her lyric writing is almost a master class in quality songwriting.” I’m floored and awed and supremely grateful to them, and to all of you who have shared this ride with me.

The CD Release Tour doesn’t officially begin until April 1, kicking off with a full band show in Nashville at The Basement, but we’ve got some cool preview shows this month, including an official appearance at the SXSW Music Fest in Austin. Stay tuned to the website as press comes in and as we send out the videos!

You’ll be able to buy the record at all online retailers and also at selected independent record stores. The vinyl version of the record will be available later in April. All will also be available on my website asap. So stay tuned!

3/3 Nashville – The Five Spot – 9pm
3/11 Knoxville, TN – WDVX Blue Plate Special – noon
3/14 Nashville, TN – Broken Halleluiah @ First Unitarian Church – 7:30pm
3/19 Austin, TX – Twangtown Party @ Broken Spoke 3pm
3/20 Austin TX – Amelia’s Vintage – 2pm
3/20 Austin, TX – SXSW Showcase -The Velveeta Lounge – 9pm –
3/21 – Austin, TX – G&S Music Lounge – 2pm
3/21 – Austin, TX – Threadgills/Folk Alliance Party – 6pm
3/27 – Duluth, GA – Eddie Owen Presents – 8pm
3/28 Birmingham, AL – Moonlight On The Mountain 8pm

xo
Amy

www.amyspeace.com


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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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