Amy Speace To Perform At The North Star Café On July 5

Posted by mixtapes23 on 06/15/2009

Americana-rock recording artist Amy Speace will be giving a performance at the Portland, Maine's North Star Café on July 5 to promote her upcoming album "The Killer In Me," set for release by Wildflower Records on June 30.

Sunday, July 5 - 7 PM
225 Congress Street
Portland, Maine
(207) 699-2994
$12 cover

The show will follow her album release party at New York's Joe's Pub on June 19 and performance at the Philadelphia's famous World Café Live on July 3. The Killer In Me has already received high praise, with Billybop CD saying it's a "strong and enjoyable album full of emotive songs" while Whisperin and Hollerin describe her "as one of Americana's most promising new talents."

The Killer In Me, follows her 2006 breakthrough album Songs for Bright Street. While Songs won her a loyal international fan base, The Killer In Me finds the NY-based artist forging into deeper, darker lyrical and musical terrain, delivering an album of startling intimacy and resonance. "This is the record that I needed to make," Speace states. "In many ways, it was the hardest thing I've ever done. And in some ways, it was the easiest. Writing the songs was emotionally difficult, deep and intense--it was kind of an exorcism. But in the end, the songs flowed pretty quickly. You write the things that you’re afraid to say out loud."

Possessing a commanding voice, a distinctive melodic sensibility and an uncanny knack for nailing complex emotions in song, AMY SPEACE makes music that's both illuminating and effortlessly accessible. The Killer In Me's 12 soul-baring new songs maintain the effortless melodic appeal of her prior work, while delivering complex emotional insights that give the album startling intimacy and resonance. Speace recorded the album with her longtime producer and lead guitarist James Mastro, of Bongos/Health and Happiness Show fame, and her longstanding live band the Tearjerks, comprised of guitarist Rich Feridun, bassist Matt Lindsey and drummer Jagoda. The sessions took place at alt-pop legend Mitch Easter's Fidelitorium studio in North Carolina, with Easter lending his talents as engineer. Also on board is English rock icon Ian Hunter, who adds his distinctive vocals to a pair of songs.