A self-described late bloomer in songwriting, Amy Speace landed in New York City after college to pursue a life in theater. In her early 20s she picked up a pawn-shop guitar, wrote her first songs, and found herself with steady gigs at such storied venues as The Bitter End and The Living Room. Judy Collins signed Amy to her own Wildflower Records label in 2006, releasing "Songs for Bright Street" to critical acclaim. That record included a duet with The Jayhawks’ Gary Louris and spent months at the top of the Folk and Americana Roots charts. "The Killer In Me" followed in 2009, with a rare duo appearance by Ian “Mott the Hoople” Hunter, who brought Amy to the UK for his 2009 Acoustic Tour. NPR named the album's title track as its “Song of the Day”, writing that "her velvety, achy voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams.” In 2010, John Platt of NYC’s premiere AAA radio station WFUV named Amy’s song “The Weight of the World” #4 in his list of the “Best Folk Songs of the Decade,” a song that Judy Collins herself would record and call “one of the best political folk songs I’ve ever heard." Since then Amy has shifted landscapes, moving south to Nashville, and releasing "Land Like A Bird." She's at work on a new album, "How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat," and we can't wait to see what this highly creative country-flavored songwriter has been up to.
- General Admission: $15, Reserved: $22
When and Where
Off Campus Location - The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor, MI
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