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. She has released 5 critically acclaimed records, 2 on Collins’ own imprint Wildflower Records, 2 on Thirty Tigers and her latest is a trio collaboration called Applewood Road which was released in 2016 on London’s Gearbox Records. She is currently at work on her next solo album, to be released later in 2018.