Amy Campbell | Architecture: Live at the Opera House

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Architecture: Live at the Opera House

by Amy Campbell

Defiant and vulnerable, lyric-driven acoustic folk. 95% guaranteed to break your heart.
Genre: Folk: like Ani
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2. Fade
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3. Satellite
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4. This Day Would Come
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5. Five in the Morning
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6. Falling Goes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"...Listening to Amy Campbell's emotionally naked compositions is like reading someone's diary, full of open confessions of unrequited love, fierce longing and the ache of old regrets....."
-Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle-Herald

"...A tight seven song package, Architecture does transport you. Anyone who's ever been to a Campbell concert... will instantly recognize the awkwardly comfortable dialogue, melodically and rhythmically intriguing vocals and confident, finger-picked guitar playing...." -Chuck Teed, The Coast

"...Though she is a classically-trained pianist, Campbell accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, using a variety of alternate tunings. She's a beautiful singer, with a rich and musical voice, with echoes of artists like Ani DiFranco and Joni Mitchell......" -Sandy MacDonald, HFX (Daily News Entertainment Supplement)

Official Biography

In Amy Campbell's music, there is defiance and vulnerability. Her songs are pulled from a broken heart, her words and melodies reach and arc through the room as she performs. Her voice is strong and conversational, and her lyrics allow listeners to relive their own losses through the cushion of distance.

Campbell's recent songs have explored an inability to string together a sentence when faced with a pretty smile. It's hard to reconcile that image of her, having attended a live show and experienced a fierce woman standing on stage strumming
forcefully on an acoustic guitar and displaying inarguable courage as she makes her audience a witness to her melancholy songs of pining and hurt.

With a strong following that recently voted her best local female solo artist in Halifax's Reverb Magazine, Campbell has been playing regularly across Nova Scotia for several years, from the smoky basement of Hell's Kitchen, to the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. Throughout her career she has played with a list of established musicians including Jann Arden, Ember Swift, Bruce Cockburn, and Valdy.

Campbell's influences include Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, and Patti Griffin, all of whom share her devotion to the craft of songwriting.


Career Highlights:

Opening act for Emm Gryner at Ladyfest Halifax.

Featured performer at Rock City Women's Festival, with Tegan & Sara.

Featured performer at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival.

Opening act for The Ember Swift Band's Halifax CD Release Party.

Featured on CBC shows Definitely Not the Opera, and as a session artist on Radio Sonic.

Featured on the Q104 radio show "Route 104" with an in studio live session.

Featured on the on-line radio show "Radio Atlantica" with an in studio live session.

Performed with Jann Arden & Bruce Cockburn at the FishAid Festival.

Performed with Valdy, Lennie Gallant and J. P. Cormier in a songwriters circle.


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cervyn

wow. please, more like this.
this is an amazing album. I would drive to Canada to see this woman play live until then I'll just have to play this over and over.

Leanne

Soulful amazing voice.
Can't wait until she records another CD. Her way with words combined with her amazing voice leave me speechless. One of the best cd's I've ever heard. Keep up the great work Amy - You ROCK!

Katie

I'm addicted to this CD!
Definately one of the best I have added to my collection in a very long time. Can't wait until Amy records another! I highly reccomend this CD to anyone who understands how powerful words can be!

rob

excellent
Amy is incredible, Satellite and That Letter are the real thing. Great songwriter and emotional content.
Saw her live at Passim's and she blew the crowd away. Can't wait for her new cd. An undiscivered gem!

Giancarlo (Roma, Italy)

Musical gems which interpret the most intimate and fragile part of yourself
Known from the glorious site mp3.com, and from one beautiful song in particular ("You Don't Get It"), alongside others by the now defunct group "Stumble", Amy Campbell is a singer that you always want to listen to, and from whom you always expect new songs to accompany and interpret your own story.
The subjects of the lyrics are those of life and of the ever difficult and tense relations between a man and a woman. Nostalgia, desires and memories, sensations of emptiness and memories of joy, each thing from the town, the home and daily life bring back to you past emotions still alive and burning in the present. There is no despair, no hatred, no absolute sadness but rather a light sense of inevitability, of acceptance as if there was no absolute certainty in life, everlasting loves, and all-encompassing joy. Maybe, what counts the most, or can be experienced in human relations, is memory and nostalgia and that is enough for our daily life.
Her melancholic music, her warm and authentic voice, the simple acoustic accompaniment add up to small musical gems that circulate through the listener's body tuning him/her into the singer's world.
The very nature of "CD Live" enables such communication, this almost immediate dialogue with the listener just as it would be in front of a live audience.
Knowing the creative and enterprising spirit of Amy Campbell with her busy if not frantic schedule, you realise that through her songs you get to know another Amy, you realise that she is revealing her inner self. But at the same time she also interprets and tells you about the most intimate and fragile part of yourself. And that is why, you will have trouble taking her CD out of your player!

byn

the album leaves me speechless and achy everytime, and is great to sing along wi
i would have given it a higher rating if i had been allowed. amy sings from the soul and has a way with her words that alternately tears out your heart or lifts your spirit to a higher plane. Definitely an album for anyone who has a love of singer-songwriter driven music, especially that in the vein of patty griffen, deb talen and many others.

music fan

beautiful music, for fans of indigo girls, tegan and sara, ani difranco
its just amazing. i have not even recieved this cd yet from cd baby (just shipped out today) but i know im going to love it, ive been listening to the samples for days. i cant get enough.

kg

Alright, I'm hooked. When's the next cd coming out?
Truly timeless, beautiful stuff.