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KENNY WHITE; also AMY SPEACE

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KENNY WHITE; also AMY SPEACE
Friday, October 19, 2018 8:30 PM
The Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
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  • When: Friday, Oct 19, 2018 8:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $25.00
  • Show Type: Singer / Songwriter
Hailed by reviewers from the New York Times to the San Francisco Chronicle for his “thrilling” and “unique” piano playing, Kenny White is a talented singer/songwriter and a successful NYC-based record producer. He has written, performed and produced music for hundreds of TV and radio commercials as well as film soundtracks, and has worked with stars like Keith Richards, Merle Haggard and Linda Ronstadt.

Although he is an accomplished and sought-after pianist, White is known for his clever lyrics – compared to artists as diverse as Randy Newman and Leonard Cohen. His shows include original music, with songs ranging from humorous to heart-breaking, with White accompanying himself on piano and guitar. He often tours with Cheryl Wheeler and with Judy Collins, who released three of his CDs on her Wildflower Records label. He recently toured as opener for the Stephen Stills & Judy Collins reunion tour.

White is currently touring in support of his new album, “Long List of Priors,” which features guest musicians such as David Crosby, who says that “Kenny has earned a place among my favorite singer/songwriters. A true wordsmith and musician who reveals a fine sense of humor as well.” (Photo by Sandrine Lee)

Amy Speace is a folk singer, timeless and classic, and a bit out of her own era. “She has one of the richest and loveliest voices in the genre and her songs are luxuriously smart,” writes Craig Havighurst (host of Nashville’s “Music City Roots”). “She’s profoundly personal yet also a bit mythic.”

Since her discovery in 2006 by folk-pop icon Judy Collins, Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices of the new generation of American folk singers. Her song “The Weight of the World” was named as the #4 Best Folk Song of the last decade by NYC’s premiere AAA radio station, WFUV and was recorded by Judy Collins.

From her beginnings in New York City as a classically-trained actress with The National Shakespeare Company, to the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village where she began playing her original songs, to her move to East Nashville in 2009 to her latest release, “That Kind Of Girl,” what ties all of her work together is a palpable empathy for the small struggles of the human condition. Rock critic Dave Marsh, long a fan, wrote "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 swide open.”

She has released five critically acclaimed records: two on Collins’ own imprint Wildflower Records, two on Thirty Tigers, and her latest - a trio collaboration called Applewood Road, released in 2016 on London’s Gearbox Records. 2016 saw Speace playing Glastonbury Music Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival with Applewood Road, after 5-star reviews from The London Sunday Times: “a flawless set that has to be the most haunting release of the past year.”

Amy is currently at work on her next solo album, to be released later in 2018. She has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Marketplace,” and has appeared four times on “Mountain Stage”, as well as many folk festivals around the world. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Blues Hall of Famer Sid Selvidge and others.

A gifted prose writer, Amy has published essays in The New York Times, American Songwriter Magazine, The Blue Rock Literary Journal, Pop Matters and others.

$25 advance/ $30 at the door