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Saturday, January 27 - January 25, 2007

Come celebrate famed Scottish Poet Robert Burns (1759-1796). The Atheneum salutes Burns'contribution to literature and Celtic culture with musical performances by Amy England, Mollie Glazer, Eric Wendelken, Greta Feeney and Martha Campbell; and with poetry readings by a star-studded line-up of Nantucketers. Burns, a poet and lyricist, is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death, he became an important source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland, Burns' birthday is celebrated all over the world by those with a wee bit of tartan in their lineage.
http://www.ack.net/arts_and_living.html

Amy England from Nantucket to Nashville - October 11, 2006

Nantucket Independent Article on Amy's trip to Nashville. read more here:
http://www.nantucketindependent.com/news/2006/1011/The_Arts/022.html
BY MARLI GUZZETTA
It's a story that reads like a ballad - a working mom on a little island off the east coast packs a bag cut an album in Nashville...

Nashville Sights - September 18, 2006

Check the Photo page for recording pics & more!
Today checking email at the remarkable downtown library, 3 stories of white marble, hand painted wall maps & views of the city.
http://www.library.nashville.org Now off to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com

Nashville Sounds - September 17, 2006

Time to celebrate! Peter in Nashville now & we're eating almost every meal at the Loveless Cafe, http://www.lovelesscafe.com/ right down the road from us. Driving the scenic Nachez Trace Pkwy, listening to new mixes of the songs, and seeing so much history by day & great music at night. It's actually hard to go anywhere here without hearing some great country or bluegrass, but also jazz, blues or classical. We're loving Music City!

Finishing up 9/12-17 - September 17, 2006

Recorded a few last vocal tracks before Bil started mixing on Tuesday night. He & wife Patricia have made me feel so welcome & eased some homesickness with kindness & fried chicken dinners. It's so beautiful here-their place is at the highest point in Nashville. It used to be the Moose Lodge, an old road house with a bar and an amazing dancehall, where folks like Patsy Cline & J.J. Cale came to sing & hang out. Feeling all that history around is quite inspiring!

Week of 11-17 - September 11, 2006

Monday got to work with first class vocalists, Angela Primm & Chip Davis. They recorded several amazing background harmonies. And really added some heartbreak to the ballads (& even got a little weepy singing them!)

And Some Fiddle! - September 10, 2006

Andy Leftwich, violin player for Ricky Skaggs and Three Ring Circle, came in today, just off the road with Ricky ( & bass player Mark Fain) to put down some fiddle tracks. Beautiful! I could listen to just the violin all day long.
(NY Jets win against TN Titans- Everyone sad, but me!)

Sept. 8-10 Recording Vocals - September 10, 2006

It's much harder work now that the guys put down all their tracks & I have to sing by myself! Singing several hours everyday, trying to bring the emotion out in the songs. Bil is wonderfully demanding & it is a joy when he finally says, "OK, good, come in & have a listen." He is not only a brilliant producer, but an amazing teacher.

Sept. 5-8 Working with Nashville's finest! - September 8, 2006

At Bil VornDick's Mountainside Studio working with wonderful musicians, Russ Barenberg (acoustic guitar), Johnny Hiland (electric guitar), Mark Fain (bass), and Bob Mater (drums). These guys are so talented and also a lot of fun to work with. Nashville weather is 85 degrees & sunny. Still like summertime down here!

Amy on Folk Alley - July 24, 2006

Recording in Nashville! - June 21, 2006

Happy Summer everyone!
I’ll be playing a few gigs later in the summer on & off Nantucket that I’ll let you about know soon.
Right now I’m taking some time to write and work on new songs. I’ll be recording in Nashville this Fall with Grammy winning producer/engineer Bil VornDick, http://www.bilvorndick.com who has worked with Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Ralph Stanley & Bob Dylan among others. Pretty thrilling for this small-town girl. I hope to have a new cd available in 2007.

Amy takes part in Country music video "Soldier's Song" - June 1, 2006

Memorial Day weekend Amy took part in her brother Andrew T. Hunt's video for his song "Soldier's Song". Listen to it here:
http://www.rusticdigital.com/music/artist/index.shtml?id=31 The video was directed by Gabriel Judet-Weinshel http://waxwingfilms.com It was filmed at the 1700's house where Amy grew up and at the Pound Ridge Reservation.
Gabriel recently completed a video for country singer Adrienne Young and received an award from Paste Magazine for his short film "Facechasers".
See photos http://www.amyengland.net/photos.html

Recording in Brooklyn - May 3, 2006

I've been laying down some tracks with the very talented John Simpson at his studio in Brooklyn, NY- working with him on songs for a new demo cd. It's wonderful to hear guitars & harmonies all come together!

Samantha, Andy & Amy on WFMU - March 17, 2006

Author of novel, The Seas, Samantha Hunt, visits WFMU studios to talk writing, music, and mermaids on Speakeasy with Dorian. Check out the interview with sister Samantha, plus tunes by Amy & brother Andrew Hunt.
http://wfmu.org/playlists/SE

Back in the Studio - March 1, 2006

Working on new songs with Nicky & Victor Ferrentella
http://www.nantucketgardenrock.com/lastcall_009.htm Wonderful to have guitarist Dave Provost http://www.daveprovost.com/index2.html ,
Eel Grass banjo player Ben Murphy & bass player George Gardos laying down some tracks on "Sweet Sea Clover"

Amy Sang Country at the Broken Spoke! Austin, Texas - February 14, 2006

Thanks to Debra Peters & Earl Poole Ball for letting me sit in! See photos:
http://www.amyengland.net/photos.html
http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.com http://www.hitshack.com/debweb

Folk Alliance Conference - February 10, 2006

In Austin, Feb. 9-15! Amy will be at the National Folk Alliance Conference.
see calendar
http://www.folkalliance.net

Bill Morrissey on Nantucket! - January 9, 2006

Bill Morrissey will be playing on Nantucket at Bennett Hall, Friday January 13. The Chuck Colley Trio opening. Call 508 325 7741 to reserve.

The top 30 list at WFCS - January 3, 2006

Heart Like Mine is # 3 on the top 30 list at WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain-Hartford "Dark Side of the Highway"
http://hometown.aol.com/timewarpofwfcs/

England in New York - December 30, 2005

Tonight! Friday 12/30, 8pm at Parkside Lounge,
317 Houston St, NYC
featuring special appearances by Andrew T. Hunt & Nancy Dean Hunt. Hope to see you!

In the Studio - December 19, 2005

Working on some new some songs with Nicky & Victor Ferrentella
http://www.nantucketgardenrock.com/lastcall_009.htm

Beautiful harmonies of Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez - December 18, 2005

We got out to see a wonderful show last night at the Town Crier in Pawling, NY (where I'll be on Wed.) This awesome duo from Austin wowed & then soothed the crowd with a couple of Chip's older hits, "Wild Thing" & an exquisite "Angel of the Morning" amid many great new songs from "Red Dog Tracks". The title track was one of the most stirring, next to “Oh Set a Light” when they had the audience singing along like a gospel choir. We had seen them before in Austin & it’s a real treat to have them visit up here. They were joined by a great band including Andy Cotton, bassist from Brooklyn, and guitarist Johnny Platania of Van Morrison fame. We got to shake hands & thank them after the show & hope to bump into them again in Texas soon! http://www.trainwreckrecords.com

Last Minute Gift Ideas! - December 11, 2005

-The gift of music! Heart Like Mine Cd or any cd at www.cdbaby.com Get Amy England gear at http://www.cafepress.com/amyengland
-Suggested reading: The Seas, by Samantha Hunt, out in paperback 12/27
-New CD "Broken Wheel" by Andrew Hunt of Brooklyn, NY on Rustic Records
-Red Truck Wine -as seen in Wine Spectator this month- delicious & reasonable, http://www.clinecellars.com -Fine hand-loomed New England sweaters http://peterenglandnantucket.com/ See links for details on these great gifts! http://www.amyengland.net/links.html

Top 30 roots music albums on WFCS - November 18, 2005

Heart Like Mine is # 1 on the top 30 list at WFCS 107.7 FM New Britain-Hartford "Dark Side of the Highway"
http://hometown.aol.com/timewarpofwfcs/ where Amy will playing live on Sunday November 20 from 2-4pm. Tune in!

Hands Across the Water - October 26, 2005

Benefit Concert raised $4000+ going to Shreveport, LA & a good time was had by all! Photos coming soon.

Cdbaby raised $205,060 in cd sales going to Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund!
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