Amy Petty

Amy Petty

 Derry, New Hampshire, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Songs that are compelling and intelligent, melodies that are haunting and emotional, lyrics that are poetic and mysterious, and a voice that is powerful, overwhelming, subtle, soaring and soulful, all in one breath.

Biography

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT AMY PETTY:

A voice and a presence, so powerful and yet so fragile, you just know that you are witnessing greatness. (Eric Grossman, K's Choice)

To me, she sounds like the love child of Sarah MacLachlan and Jonatha Brooke. She's got a soulful, resonating voice that completely envelops the listener. (EncoreBuzz, Nashua Telegraph)

i thought amy petty's voice was like a beam of moonlight in the dark of night. erie & lovely. (aprylmay22 via twitter)

Amy's "Mystery Keeps You" is masterful & brilliant , songs like great paintings you want to sit in front of for a while. I know we all will be hearing much more from Amy Petty and she is well on the way to becoming a household name certainly across the States & Canada. (Chris Darling, Host/Producer, Us Folk, Portland, ME)

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Amy Petty’s sound and songwriting is a compelling, complex and original soundscape that weaves a lush tapestry of folk, pop, rock and blues ballad.

Art, mystery, and spirituality influence and infuse her poignant, evocative and sensual songs. These sonic canvases showcase the heartfelt emotion behind her lyrics and provide a foundation over which her voice and choral harmonies soar. Often compared to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morrisette and Jonatha Brooke, Amy Petty has a signature voice and style both familiar and stunningly rare.

Amy’s debut CD ‘Mystery Keeps You’ (July 2008) and her newest album ‘House of Doors’ (November 2010), both released on the Red Pill label, were produced and engineered by musical powerhouse Jacob Detering (Bonnie Raitt), and feature spectacular performances by R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Peter Mayer), Eric Grossman (K’s Choice), Jimmy Griffin, Joe Meyer, Dave Aholt, Dan McMahon and others.

Two of Amy’s songs are part of the award-winning documentary, Ride the Divide soundtrack, released in 2010. A commissioned work by Amy, “Do What I Can” can be found on “The Life In the Years Project,” an AARP compilation disc to benefit Alzheimer’s research.

Amy has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry NH, The Bitter End in NYC, The Maple Room in Lewiston ME, The Sheldon in St. Louis MO, Uncommon Ground in Chicago IL, Clark University, Berklee College of Music and Boston University, among others. She has shared the main stage with artists like Suzanne Vega, Catie Curtis, Christopher Williams, Tim Janis, Sarah Bettens, Pamela Means, and Melissa Ferrick.

Discography

"Mystery Keeps You" (July 2008) - Red Pill Entertainment
"House of Doors" (November 2010) - Red Pill Entertainment

Set List

Originals:
40 Days
A Fine Line
Alongside
Babies and Their Halos
Blessing of You
Break Out of the Blue
Broken Record
Burial Hill
Clear Blue Sky
Drive
Find Me
Fly to Me
Good Girls
High Time
Honey on the Skin
I Can’t Stop
I Understand
I Will Stay
July
Long Way Down
Nothing
Rain in Harlem
Row Me Down the River
Shine For You
Sketches of Plans
Soft Fire
Superstition
Take It
The Candle
The Ocean
The Peaches Song
The Prince’s Daughter
Waiting
What It’s Like to Be Warm
Where It Ends
Wrecking Ball
Your Own Agenda

Covers:
Black Swan - Tori Amos
Blood and Fire - The Indigo Girls
Caring Is Creepy - The Shins
Change - Blind Melon
Cowboy Romance - Natalie Merchant
Elsewhere - Sarah McLachlan
I Still Haven’t Found… - U2
Leather-Wing Bat - Traditional
People Get Ready - Curtis Mayfield/Eva Cassidy
The Icicle Melts - The Cranberries
The Flame - Cheap Trick
The Water Is Wide - Traditional
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper