This October, Amy Speace can add a new highlight to her ever-growing list of accomplishments this year: a string of dates with legendary songstress Nanci Griffith.
"Of the many artists that I look up to Nanci Griffith surely is high up on my list of influences," says Speace, "and it will be a huge honor to share the stage with her on these shows. Nanci paved the way for the rest of us trying to bridge the gap between folk and roots and country music."
Delivering a perfectly matched opening for Griffith, Speace will play songs from her new album 'The Killer In Me,' "an edgy brew of roots rock, folk and pop" (Arizona Republic, 8.11.09) out now on Judy Collins' Wildflower Records. On stage and on her album, Speace knows how to "rock just right" (Washington Post, 6.12.09), sharing stories between her narrative songs with support from the "deft musicianship of her band, the Tearjerks" (Arizona Republic).
Catch Speace opening for Nanci Griffith on the following dates:
October 22 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse
October 23 - New York, NY - Town Hall
October 24 - North Hampton, MA - The Calvin Theatre
Speace has earned glowing reviews for 'The Killer In Me,' an "effortlessly intimate" album where "the seduction in Speace's voice and the smooth sound of background horns and organs make you feel exposed and susceptible" (CMT.com, 7.6.09). She'll be backed by the Tearjerks at her showcase at the Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville on September 16.