016_lschneider_Amy+Huck03052019.jpgAmy Speace is a singer, songwriter, producer and writer-writer.  Her essays have been published by The New York Times, American Songwriter Magazine, Blurt.com, The Blue Rock Journal and The Nashville Scene.  A critically-acclaimed Folk/Americana recording artist, she started playing music in the NYC folk music scene and was discovered in 2005 by Judy Collins and signed to her record label, Wildflower Records.  In 2020, the title track to her latest album, “Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne” was awarded International Song Of The Year by the Americana UK Association.  She has toured internationally for over 15 years, sharing stages with Guy Clark, Nancy Griffith, Judy Collins, Tom Paxton and more. She has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered”. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Memphis Blues Hall of Fame Sid Selvidge, Red Molly, Wild Ponies and others.  She has released 7 solo albums, 1 with her side project trio, Applewood Road, contributed songs to many compilations including a tribute to Judy Collins. Amy is also a teacher of songwriting and performance, having taught at Berklee College of Music, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Song School, Kerrville Folk Festival Song School and others.  She is the founder of the weekly writing workshop “East Nashville Song Salon.”  Amy lives in Nashville with her writer/teacher husband, Jamey, their son, Huckleberry James and their neurotic Redbone Coonhound Flo. http://www.amyspeace.com is where her music avatar lives.