Thursday, September 21, 2006

'NYC grit and Nashville sass'

NASHVILLE -- Last year's big discovery for me was the Hacienda Brothers. This year, so far, has been Amy Speace and the Tearjerks. Some material had come into the office a few weeks ago, but it was tucked into my bag to take on this trip.

Based in New York, she has put together a CD that should make a series of Best Of lists in a variety of styles. Her big-sound, four-piece band can rock it or offer more sutble backing on great songs like "Water Landing," "Shed This Skin," "Step Out of the Shade" and "The Real Thing." She has impressive vocal and emotional range, and a winning stage personality.

"The talented Ms. Speace and the Tearjerks" is lately taking her Americana away from twangy contemplation toward tangy confrontation." -- The Village Voice

Her PR boasts that her sound "spans both NYC grit and Nashville sass," and it's true.

Honest quote/lyric #2: "I'm old enough to know better, but too young to care."

I expect you'll be hearing more from her real soon.

There's more here.

- MichaelK, TBPAC

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