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Amy England Summertown: Radio & Press

A songwriter of uncommon warmth, with a dash of salty honesty and great great songs. The hickory in her voice reminds me of the great Sammi Smith.

Joe Hagan - writer for Rolling Stone, New York Magazine
"A writer and singer destined to make a major impression on the Americana scene"

It's interesting that a singer/songwriter of great talent would live on a small island. Folk singer guitarist Amy England finds a lot of great hooks around Nantucket Island. You don't have to live on an island to identify with Amy's words ... her stories are universal.

"Exceptional!"
Bil VornDick
"It is a great cd. Try it you will like it."
These are some of the wonderful radio stations playing Amy England:

CHRW, Ontario www.chrwradio.com
CJSW, Calgary www.cjsw.com
CKRL, Quebec www.ckrl.qc.ca
CJUM, Manitoba Steelbelted Radio www.umfm.com
KANM, TX kanm.tamu.edu
KBBI, AK www.kbbi.org
KCAW, AK www.ravenradio.org
KCOU, MO kcou.mu.org
KCRW, CA www.kcrw.com
KCSN, CA www.kcsn.org
KFAI, MN www.kfai.org Urban Folk & Stone Soup
KGNU, CO www.kgnu.org
KMXT, AK www.kmxt.org
KNMB, NM www.backfortybunkhouse.com
KPSU,OR www.kpsu.org
KRCL, UT www.kcrl.org
KRFC, CO krfcfm.org
KQRV, MT www.ontheradio.net/RadioStation
KSD, MO www.ksd.com
KTEP, TX www.ktep.org
KTRA, NM www.102ktra.com/main.html
KTXT, TX www.ktxt.net
KWMW, NM www.backfortybunkhouse.com

KUT, TX www.kut.org
KYNR, WA www.1490koty.com
KZMU, UT www.kzmu.org
KZSU, CA kzsu.stanford.edu
NSEO, Paris www.nseo.com
UMFM, RG www.umfm.com
WBCR, MA www.berkshireradio.org
WBRS, MA www.wbrs.org
WCBN, MI www.wcbn.org
WCOL, OH www.wcol.com
WCRS, SC www.1450wcrs.com
WCUW, MA www.wcuw.com
WCVF, NY www.fredoniaradio.org
WDVR, NJ www.wdvrfm.org
WEFT, IL www.weft.org
WERU, ME www.weru.org
WFCS, CT http://hometown.aol.com/timewarpofwfcs
WFMU, NJ www.wfmu.org
WGAO, MA www.mikeschuster.com/Power88
WGKY, KY www.96classiccountry.com
WICN, MA www.wicn.org
WJJC, GA www.americanamediapro.com/Stations/WJJC
WMGT, MN www.othersideofcountry.com
WMPG, ME www.wmpg.org
WMVY, MA www.mvyradio.com
WNTI, NJ www.wnti.org
WNCK, MA www.wgbh.org
WOMR, MA www.womr.org
WPKN, CT www.wpkn.org
WQBR, PA www.bear999.com
WRBC, ME abacus.bates.edu/wrbc
WRIR, VA Lost Music Saloon www.wrir.org
WUMB, MA www.wumb.org
WVGN, VI www.wvgn.org
WVMR, WV www.well.com/user/dmsml/wvmr
WXXE, NY www.wxxe.org
101 FM Australia www.101fm.asn.au/about
2RRR 88.5 FM The Cosmic Cowboy Cafe, Sydney, Australia
365 Live www.live365.com/index.live
Highway 61, Italy www.highway61.it/home
La Otra Musica, Spain
MP3.com Syndicated Radio
MP3.com Dawning
MP3.com Red Dirt Kids
NTV, MA
Nu Country FM, Australia
Plum TV www.plumtv.com
Radio ATL, Belgium
Radio Milo
Radio RheinWelle 92,5, Hillbilly Jukebox www.cashville.de
Radio Winschoten, Alt-County Cooking www.radiowinschoten.nl
Real Roots Cafe www.realrootscafe.com
Semi-Twang, CA www.angelfire.com/indie/semitwang
Three Chord Barbecue www.jsonline.com/weblogs
Tossm Radio www.tossmmusic.com
Twangcast www.twangcast.com
TV17, MA www.genotv.com/abouttv17.html
Whole Wheat Radio www.wholewheatradio.org
VARA Radio 1 & 2, Holland www.radio.nl/2003/home
XM Satellite Radio www.xmradio.com
The Village XM 15 make requests here!
http://www.xmradio.com/programming/channel_guide.jsp?ch=15
ZuSa Radio, Germany
Many of these stations have live internet broadcasts, Tune in!
Amy England from Nantucket to Nashville

It's a story that reads like a ballad - a working mom on a little island off the east coast packs a bag to cut an album in Nashville...

Read the article here:
Next month, Nantucket singer-songwriter Amy England will follow in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Alison Krauss, as she sits down to record a new album in Nashville, Tenn., with renowned producer Bil VornDick.
Along with Krauss and Dylan, VornDick has done studio work with country music legend Ralph Stanley and banjo impresario Bela Fleck.

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Keep up the writing. You are quite talented!
Gene
Nantucketer Amy England mixes sassy vocals, folksy warmth and bluesy swagger on her first album, Heart Like Mine. The singer/songwriter is a magnetic presence and inviting storyteller, with a conversational style that kicks around tales of small town life that transcend their secluded island origins. Her voice is rich and expressive, conjuring Patsy Cline or Bonnie Raitt with an acoustic guitar and a folk side. Additional fretwork by Josh Stacy and Rudy Dauth is fiery and tastefully placed, supporting this fresh and feisty debut effort.
- Miles of Music (Mar 13, 2004)
England reaches out across America

"Amy England has been pedaling her sultry, insightful songs at a fast pace recently, seeking more exposure and winning admiration from audiences nationwide. . ."
- Catherine Fahey
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- Inquirer & Mirror (Sep 8, 2005)
England is Americana

"England has been heard on over 200 college and public radio stations. Her album was listed as one of the top in the Americana industry and her song “Twenty-Twenty Vision” is on a 2005 compilation disc, “The United States of Americana.” . . . - Laura Raskin
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- Nantucket Independent (Aug 10, 2005)

Praise for Heart Like Mine

My fav for Best in the Industry: Catamount
VA- Amy England / Heart Like Mine / HUAC II / Catamount
Heart Like Mine is extremely addictive, 'stick in your head'-catchy.
Song of the Week: Gas Station Blues

It’s music roadtrip weekend time. According to MapQuest, I’ve got a 385-point-something mile drive ahead of me at anywhere from $2.75 to $3.00 per gallon. That’s one way and doesn’t include the price of coffee or sports sections. The price of gas has almost made it so I can’t afford to do what I couldn’t afford to do before.

As such, this week’s song of the week comes courtesy of Massachusetts songwriter Amy England ( www.amyengland.net) with “Gas Station Blues” off her CD, “Heart Like Mine.” The title track actually is my favorite, but I couldn’t figure out how “Heart Like Mine” had anything to do with 14 highway hours behind the wheel of a minivan. At 50 bucks per fill-up, “Gas Station Blues” makes perfect sense to me.
Heart Like Mine: Shoulder-shrug charm driven into action by heartbeat drum (and jean clad bum).
"Outstanding!"
- Whole Wheat Radio (Mar 10, 2005)
Nantucketer Amy England wove together a refreshing mix of country meets blues then runs off with a folk-rock sound. In her debut album, “Heart Like Mine”, this small islander releases a big voice that can be heard universally in her heart-on-her-sleeve songs. She digs deep into her roots and combines into her songwriting everything from love, relationships, nature and a ferry ticket with a message in the song, “void if detached”. She’s raw, edgy and one amazing artist definitely worth giving a listen to. Her creative songwriting skills are bound to lure you into her spellbound lyrics and sensual voice. If you’re looking for a remarkable blend of uplifting tunes, charismatic showcase of words as well as pensive soliloquies, you've come to the right place.

Hit Picks: "Void If Detached" and "Drifter"
Heart Like Mine transforms the pastoral American sound into beautiful textures that draw on nostalgia and evoke a warm sense of province. From the malevolent meter of Heart Like Mine to the bluesy lament of All Over You, England serves up a most palatable portfolio of heart break, confession and of course waiting on tables. While every song is worthy of praise, I thoroughly enjoyed Twenty-twenty Vision. With its breezy stride and rustic tone, this little shanty is authentic Americana reverie - I love it! Heart Like Mine is a treat for any roots music fan.
I'm playing music from the very fine "Heart Like Mine".
The Second Annual Women’s Gathering was held Saturday, March 19 at the Egan Institute in honor and celebration of National Women’s History Month. In the spirit of new motherhood, Nantucket’s own singer, songwriter and recording artist, Amy England, captured hearts with her lullabies and songs.
Gennifer Costanzo, Sarah Wright and Sandy Walsh
Nantucket Independent (Mar 30, 2005)
More than a beautiful release, she's damn good...
A great debut from an artist to watch!
Charley Walters, Owner - Musicall (Oct 23, 2002)
I enjoy "Heart Like Mine" a lot. Good songs. And Amy has a fine voice, that reminds me of Natalie Merchant.
New Coffeehouse Taking Stage at the Unitarian Church

"Any way you can encourage a cultural experience on the island is a good thing,” England said.
Austin said “This will give musicians a voice,” he said. “A lot of great music happens behind the scenes.”
Austin said he hopes to provide a sounding board to encourage local players to put their music out there. Like bluegrass on the back porches of Appalachia, and blues on the front porches of the Mississippi Delta, Austin hopes to bring the collective music culture to Nantucket. - Joel Silverstein
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- Inquirer & Mirror (Apr 28, 2005)