Grassy Hill Entertainment singer-songwriter Amy Speace has been invited to showcase the upcoming 2008 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA) as well as February's International Folk Alliance Conference.
Amy will be performing her NERFA showcase on Friday November 14, 2008 (11:05 - 11:20 PM) in the Dutchess Room at the Hudson Valley Resort in Kerhonkson, NY. Amy also showcased last year's NERFA conference on November 9, 2007 at Kutsher's Resort and Conference Center in Monticello, New York.
Amy was also invited to an official Performance Alley Showcase, during the International Folk Alliance Conference being held on February 18-22, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee. Further details will be announced on Amy site ( www.amyspeace.com ) as they become available.
"Let's get the comparisons out of the way. Yes, there is a vocal resemblance to Rosanne Cash, but as a songwriter Amy Speace is non-pareil. Delving into the heartbreak and melancholy of country music with a folk/rock sensibility and a class and reserve reflective of the best of Alison Krauss, Amy Speace has created an album full of classic tunes that cannot be ignored or denied. Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)" Wildy's World
Amy Speace has already won a loyal grass-roots fan base, thanks in large part to live performances that merge warmth, humor and emotional immediacy, and to a tireless touring schedule that's already taken her across the United States. She's also won considerable critical acclaim, with The Village Voice observing that Speace is "taking her Americana away from twangy contemplation toward tangy confrontation" and noting that she's "not another of those breathy would-be child poets, but a real singing writer of songs." Time Out New York stated, "Amy Speace plays sweet, twangy folk music with a clear voice and an innocent vulnerability," while The Nashville Scene noted that she "balances wry humor with open-hearted honesty." And renowned Nashville critic Robert K. Oermann, writing in Music Row, dubbed her a "new star."