“Amy Speace channels the classics,” writes Billboard Magazine of her latest release “That Kind Of Girl”. Jon Pareles of The New York Times described the record as “grace over drama” and No Depression wrote “The next time someone tells you they don’t make good music anymore, tell them they must not have heard of Amy Speace. She is a timeless singer/songwriter who has captured this writer’s attention with a record which should be a topic of debate on several year-end award lists.“ Recorded in East Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard and a small ensemble of musicians, the record is spare and direct, honest and focused. Holly George-Warren, celebrated author and music critic, calls it “breathtaking.”
Speace released her debut in 2006 on Collins’ Wildflower Records, “Songs For Bright Street” to rave reviews. “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 the Thirty Tigers label. Her song “The Weight of the World”, which Judy Collins has called “one of the best political folk songs I’ve ever heard” was named as the #4 Folk Song of the Decade by NYC’s premiere AAA radio station WFUV. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Hall of Fame blues artist Sid Selvidge and others. Amy is also an in-demand teacher of songwriting and performance, having taught at Berklee College of Music, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School, Kerrville Folk Festival Songwriter’s School, Sisters Folk & Americana Song Academy and The Swannanoa Gathering Contemporary Folk Week.