Amy Speace Album ReleaseSinger-Songwriter
You can tell that stage actor-turned-folksinger Amy Speace spent some years immersing herself in Shakespearean productions. It’s not just that the liner notes of her new album, How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat, pair lines spoken by King Lear, Othello, Romeo and Juliet with the lines of the 11 new songs of Speace’s that they inspired. It’s also the way that Speace —who got her musical start in New York with the help of Judy Collins before moving to Nashville — has translated roiling interior emotions into the grand drama of these verses. Then there’s the artful clarity and self-possession of her singing, proof that she knows what it takes to project her performance. All together, it makes for an uncommon blend of autobiography and universality, which is not the sort of thing just any folk songwriter could pull off.
Thu, May 9 | 9:00 PM
The Bluebird Cafe