Born in Baltimore and now living in Nashville, Amy Speace is a former Shakespearian actor whose fans include Mary Gauthier and Judy Collins, who has covered Amy’s song “Weight Of The World.” Amy has toured alongside Alejandro Escovedo, John Fulbright, Guy Clark, Ian Hunter, and Nanci Griffith. Amy’s 2013 record, ‘How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat,’ was a “really powerful” (NPR) set that received raves from the NY Times, Billboard and American Songwriter, who called it “her most intense and passionate set.”
On March 3, Amy Speace will release her new album ‘That Kind Of Girl’ on Windbone Records. The album is an intimate, heart-wrenching exploration of a love affair and it’s aftermath, the dangerous addictive dance of love and alcohol, and the sobering journey out of it.
Recorded live in three days to capture an emotional immediacy, rife with stirring strings, weeping pedal steel and full of melancholy, these songs are not only an exorcism of the soul but an exploration of the impossible secrecy of “the other woman.”
“Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open.” — Dave Marsh
Listen to a song from her new album, “That Kind of Girl” here.