Place: Beal House (of the Unitarian Church), 222 Main St. (Rte. 106), Kingston, MA
Time: Saturday, December 6th, 8:00pm (doors at 7:30pm)
South Shore Folk Music Club
Amy Black is a Boston-based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. In record time, she's become one of the most sought after acts in the East, sharing stages with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and headlining at some of the region's best venues.
Amy teamed up with a guitar player she found on Craigslist to play at a local open mic. "I did an acoustic rendition of a favorite '80s song "I Ain't Missing You" by John Waits and that was it. I built a band and did my first real show. I had 50 people come out, then 75 at my second, and 100 at my third. It was a done deal at that point. I knew I was on to something."
Amy Black's been playing, touring and writing ever since, and this year, with the release of her second solo album of originals, This Is Home, she has fully committed herself to a career in music. "I've stepped away from corporate life because doing music feels like the most natural thing. I'm in my element when I'm singing on stage, like it's exactly where I'm meant to be. And with This Is Home I feel that I've truly found my voice. What's coming out of me is soulful and it's pulling from a deeper place. I see that there's some maturity that's come as I have more years under my belt. I'd like to believe that I'm like a fine wine that gets better - well, you know the rest!"
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