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I'm venturing into an experiment and I want you to join me! Starting in October and continuing for at least 6 months, I am committing to sharing new songs and stories with my fanbase through the Patreon site.  My blog, my new songs, some unreleased old songs, radio interviews and performances from the past, videos of me playing the songs and telling you the backstories... I am promising to my Patreon Family at least TWO pieces of content per month.  In order to join me, it's like a  monthly subscription. You can pledge $1 per month. You can pledget $100 per month.  Please click the link above and go visit my page on Patreon to read more about this revolution.  I'm very excited about launching this!  Thank you.


...OFFICIAL SHOWCASES...

AMY SPEACE BAND: Thursday Sept. 22nd @ 10pm at the American Legion Post 82

APPLEWOOD ROAD:  Friday Sept. 23 @ 8pm at City Winery

....there are a few other smattering shows that I'll be doing and Applewood Road will be doing so check out the TourPage.

Applewood Road at the Barbican Theater in London, opening the show for Mary Chapin Carpenter!


New Print On Demand SPEACE t shirts over at MUSICGLUE


AMY & MEGAN PLAY ONLINE APRIL 10TH @ 9pm (London time)
from a hotel room in London on
CONCERT WINDOW.
GO HERE TO JOIN US! 


AMY & MEGAN ACROSS THE POND IN SPRING TOUR BEGINS APRIL 6TH!!!

TEST PRESSING VINYL AUCTION NOW ON EBAY!
 

I'm auctioning off autographed "test pressings" of the vinyl of "That Kind Of Girl" on Ebay.  There are 5 in existence and you can have 1 of the 4 I'm auctioning off. Love to get it to one of you guys. Autographed and in original numbered plastic sleeve from pressing plant. Click on the record image below to head to Ebay. 


APPLEWOOD ROAD PRESS QUOTES so far...
Record Release Week!!!

a stunning country showcase of three gorgeous but markedly different voices
— Laura Barton - Q 4 stars
a product of intense inspiration and a love of music and is an absolute joy to listen to
— Maverick 4 stars
after the song finished there is a brief pause, as everyone picks their jaws off the floor, before a barrage of applause
— This Year In Music (review of Union Chapel, London show)
wonderful marriage of precision and joy
— The Guardian


APPLEWOOD MUSIC's debut record releases
FEBRUARY 12TH on Gearbox Records!!
 


DAYTROTTER
(or...does this make me a hipster?)

Megan and I stopped by the Daytrotter studios in April 2015 to record a few songs.  I kinda like this cartoon of me. It makes me look sad and young. Click on me to hear the session.  Bonus: they picked "Nothing Good Can Come From This" as one of their favorite tracks of 2015.


Big Thanks to Jay Minkin for naming "That Kind Of Girl" the Best Female Album of 2015.  Best Male went to Chris Stapleton.  Huge honor. Thank you!


JUST ANNOUNCED:
 
SONGS FROM THE WELL SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
 JUNE 16-19, 2016
 ASHLAND CITY, TN
GO HERE FOR INFO


Tour begins next week!!!!

Tour begins next week!!!!

Join me at my first Fall Songwriter's Workshop & Retreat, "Finding Your Authentic Voice".  Learn all about it HERE


A great review from a British Mag called R2!

A great review from a British Mag called R2!


I was asked to contribute to one of my favorite columns in The Nashville Scene. Click the image to read my article on Secret Telling from May 21, 2015

I was asked to contribute to one of my favorite columns in The Nashville Scene. Click the image to read my article on Secret Telling from May 21, 2015


Exclusive video premiere of "Three Days" is up at The Boot.  The video is directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard and was shot in an abandoned church in Roland, MS and also features violinist Megan Palmer.

Exclusive video premiere of "Three Days" is up at The Boot.  The video is directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard and was shot in an abandoned church in Roland, MS and also features violinist Megan Palmer.


NEW MUSIC FROM AMY SPEACE
THE NEW YORK TIMES - SOUNDCHECK

March 27, 2015

Resilience trumps regrets, but just barely, on Amy Speace‘s “That Kind of Girl” (Windbone), an album of post-breakup songs and other heartaches depicted with the succinctness of country tradition. “She and I shared a lie/Even though we’ve never met,” Ms. Speace sings, perfectly distilling a situation in “One Man’s Love.” She warns a commitment-shy boyfriend that she can do “Better Than This”; she wrestles with desire in “Nothing Good Can Come From This” and, more wryly, in “Trouble Looks Good on You.” In the mysterious “Strange Medicine,” she’s pregnant with a child “I knew I could not claim.” And in “That Kind of Girl,” she admits, “I let you get to me/It felt like the end of the world.” Ms. Speace made the album in three days of sessions in Nashville, recording live in the studio with a small band, and the music is unadorned but finely considered. It dips into blues, honky-tonk and gospel along with hymnlike piano ballads. Even when Ms. Speace is sad or bitter, her voice maintains its aplomb; as she spells out what has happened, she prizes grace over drama.
— Jon Pareles

Photo: Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

Photo: Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

3/26 New York Times "Your Money" featured a piece written by Amy with accompanying song lyrics.  NewYorkTimes.com features a video with the song, "Spent," written for this piece by Amy and Neilson Hubbard.

A SINGER-SONGWRITER JUST TRYING TO MAKE DO


Buy the single that you may have heard on NPR's "Marketplace" or read about in The New York Times! Written with Neilson Hubbard and recorded at Mr. Lemon's Studio in East Nashville.

Buy the single that you may have heard on NPR's "Marketplace" or read about in The New York Times! Written with Neilson Hubbard and recorded at Mr. Lemon's Studio in East Nashville.



Entertainment Weekly premiered  the video for "Better Than This" directed by Josh Britt & Neilson Hubbard, writing "'Better Than This']is about taking back her life—about choosing to rejoin the living, rather than lose herself to despair. Now it gets video to match. In front of an idyllic background, Speace exorcises her demons. "

Entertainment Weekly premiered  the video for "Better Than This" directed by Josh Britt & Neilson Hubbard, writing "'Better Than This']is about taking back her life—about choosing to rejoin the living, rather than lose herself to despair. Now it gets video to match. In front of an idyllic background, Speace exorcises her demons. "


BUY 'THAT KIND OF GIRL' NOW AT
I-TUNES and AMAZON.
Soon also at local independent record stores and here on my website store.


BUY THE NEW RECORD HERE AT AMAZON

BUY THE NEW RECORD HERE AT AMAZON


ALL MUSIC.COM PREMIERE'S "THREE DAYS"

"Imbued with religious allusions and lyrics that convey a sense of the inevitable bearing down, it's a haunting taste of the emotionally diverse album."

LISTEN HERE


Did you see me on The Weather Channel on Thursday 2/19? It was about 15 degrees outside the Symphony in downtown Nashville!!

Did you see me on The Weather Channel on Thursday 2/19? It was about 15 degrees outside the Symphony in downtown Nashville!!



CHECK ON TOUR PAGE FOR DETAILS!

CHECK ON TOUR PAGE FOR DETAILS!


12/17/14:  Billboard had the exclusive premiere this week of "Nothing Good Can Come From This" from the new record.  "Amy Speace channels the classics…" Happy holidays indeed!

Listen to the song and read the review.  

 BILLBOARD


HOLIDAY MERCH SALE!!! 

From now through december 31st all CDs & T Shirts are $10 


On December 3, Rod Picott, Doug & Telisha Williams (of the band Wild Ponies) and I will get in a van and drive from Nashville to St. Louis to Chicago to the East Coast and back through Nashville to Oklahoma and Texas to bring our own version of The Bob Hope Christmas Show meets The Grand Ole Opry but set at The Family Wash in East Nashville. Mobile homes, dysfunctional drunk relatives wrecking manger scenes, white and blue Christmases and maybe our own version of Dradle, Dradle, Dradle, if we can add a banjo to it. Come join the fun!  TOURDATES



A great photo from the Netherlands tour with Cara Luft and BJ Baartsman.  Click on the photo to go to a video of my song "The Killer In Me" live from Rabotheater in Hengelo, NL. 

A great photo from the Netherlands tour with Cara Luft and BJ Baartsman.  Click on the photo to go to a video of my song "The Killer In Me" live from Rabotheater in Hengelo, NL. 




Native: Americana Spotlight CD releases 9/9/14!

Today “Native: Americana Spotlight” a compilation of some of the best songs by Nashville artist releases exclusively on I Tunes. My song, “Good Enough For Me”, written for both my late dog June and for my late friend and mentor Sid Selvidge, a Memphis blues-folk legend, is included. You can download the song for $1.29 or get the whole thing for $7.99. Other artists include Holly Williams, Matraca Berg, Peter Bradley Adams, Angel Snow and many more. You’ll love it!


Nashville Scene “Pick” For 6/7/14

Thanks to our hometown paper, The Nashville Scene, for picking tonight’s show with Tim Easton @ The Family Wash as their Music Pick of the night in an already swollen night of music here in Music City.

If recently arrived musical Nashvillians sometimes give each other a wide berth in an effort to avoid highlighting their newcomer status, you wouldn’t know it from watching Amy Speace and Tim Easton. The two have teamed up for a few appearances already, with more to come as the summer wears on, and it’s a sensible combo. Speace’s work is dense and, so to speak, self-aware — not showing off the craft brought to its creation, but exposing it in an almost matter-of-fact way that gives the listener a lot to appreciate. Easton’s music is more rough-and-ready, but repays attention just the same. That makes for a presentation that covers a lot of bases, especially when each joins the other for a song or two in the course of their separate sets. Add Speace accompanist and guitarist-about-town Thomm Jutz to the mix, along with Easton’s fiddler, Megan Palmer, and there’s a lot to enjoy. JON WEISBERGER

Live Show Review from That Music Magazine

That Music Magazine reviewed by show from Monday, May 12th at Iota Club, Arlington, VA. Writer/musician Lara Supan wrote it. Thank you so much!