Amy Speace & Antje DuvekotPaid
Ticket Price: $20.50, advance; $25.50, day of show
Writing her first song in her mid twenties while living in Greenwich Village, Amy taught herself “sound shapes” on guitar, highly influenced by Joni Mitchell’s compositional music and poetically direct lyrics. As she honed her talent as a songwriter, guitarist, and performer, she landed gigs at CBGB’s, The Living Room, and The Bitter End, and became entrenched in New York City’s nightlife. Although she’s now lived in Nashville since 2009, she frequently cites New York City as her hometown.
Speace established new friendships and creative partnerships in Music City by launching the East Nashville Song Salon in 2010, which is still thriving today (although she passed on the reins since her son was born), and her many champions from the folk world have included Judy Collins, Mary Gauthier, and Kathy Mattea, to name only a few. She’s cultivated a significant audience in the UK and Europe as well. The title track of her album, Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne, was named International Song of the Year by the Americana Music Association UK in 2020. Her CD, “There Used To Be Horses Here,” was recorded in Nashville in just four days, and she is due out with another CD next month called “Tuscon.”
Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston’s top singer songwriters with “Big Dream Boulevard,” her debut studio release, and “The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia,” her follow-up albums.
The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul’s label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted “#1 Folk Release of 2006” by the Boston Globe and was named to the “Top10 Releases of the Year” by National Public Radio’s, Folk Alley.
Her follow up albums “the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia” were produced by Richard Shindell and, with Richard, feature other “folk royalty” such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplancky and Mark Erelli.