** PLEASE NOTE: This show will take place at our alternative home for the evening: THE SLAUGHTERED LAMB 34-35 Great Sutton St., Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX. Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.15pm. **
“AMY SPEACE is on a roll…she has reached the level of absolute mastery. Folk music doesn’t get any better than this,” writes Mary Gauthier about Nashville’s Amy Speace’s new record, “Me And The Ghost of Charlemagne” (Proper Records, 2019).
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.The title track of the new release was named one of “10 Top Country songs to listen to” by Rolling Stone in the same week Billboard Magazine wrote “Amy Speace stuns on title track…”, premiering her first video. “Charlemagne” is about the other side of the so-called dream, the real side, filled with an ever-shifting balance of struggle and joy, stripped free of fairytale dust. It was produced by Neilson Hubbard and recorded during the final weeks of Amy’s pregnancy with her first son, “Charlemagne” captures Amy Speace at her most nakedly honest, with sparsely-decorated songs that double down on her larger-than-life voice and detail-rich songwriting.