Acoustic Session with Amy Speace – Lyrical Songstress
A special performance just for your listening delight, Amy Speace brings a modern day twist to the poetic song craft inspired by Shakespearean essence. This performance will allow you to experience folk music in its finest. Dazzling with clarity and expression, Amy Speace will be singing to the souls of folk music lovers in the Baur’s Listening Lounge on August 9th.
“Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open,” says legendary rock critic Dave Marsh in his liner notes to Amy Speace’s 5th release, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (WindBone/Tone Tree). Marsh continues, “It is the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording.”
Formerly an actress with the National Shakespeare Company, Amy has incorporated poetry and the tinge of Shakespeare’s characters to her art. Starting out in NYC, she began her artistic journey as actress but left to pursue music full time.
Discovered by legend Judy Collins in 2005, she had been playing regularly in New York. She was signed, and released her debut album in 2006 on Collins’ Wildflower Records, Songs for Bright Street to rave reviews. After recording Amy’s song, Judy Collins referred to “The Weight of the World” as “one of the best political fold songs I’ve ever heard.”
Amy’s spirited and miraculous song craft has brought her to stages and festivals around the nation, including The Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Kerrville Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folk Festival and many others. The Killer in Me was released in 2009 with NPR comparing her to a young Lucinda Williams. She moved to Nashville from NYC in 2009, releasing “Land like a Bird” on Thirty Tigers. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, the late Memphis blues artist Sid Selvidge, Red Molly and others. Amy’s song craft and crystal clear voice earned her song “The Weight of the World” as the #4 Folk Song of the Decade by NYC’s premiere AAA radio station, WFUV. She has toured and shared the stage with Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, Ian Hunter, Alejandro.
Baur’s Listening Lounge welcomes Amy Speace to the stage for a night of magical soul shaking folk. Hear Amy’s poetic, Shakespearean inspired song craft and dive into the stories behind “a crystal clear voice with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato that seems grounded in another era yet somehow speaks to this one.” Performing songs from her 2015 album, That Kind of Girl and her other repertoire, Hear this talented artist Sunday, August 9th at 8 PM, presented by the Music Appreciation Society.
“Amy Speace is the perfect torchbearer for the unconscious cool of true Americana” – HOUSTON PRESS
August 9th, 2015 :: 8:00 PM
Baur’s Listening Lounge
Amy Speace solo Performance
$20 general admission, $15 student, $25 day of show
1512 Curtis Street