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TWO 2009 JUST PLAIN FOLKS MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS!
Best Female Singer/Songwriter Album
Best Modern Rock Song - "Like Me"
Think Lisa Loeb with a machete.
Nellie McKay meets Jim Steinman.
Randy Newman meets The Roches.
Although primarily known as 'Amy Bob,' goofy spitfire and sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal quartet, THE BOBS, Amy Engelhardt lays down her comic persona on her first solo album. NOT GONNA BE PRETTY is a collection of 14 original songs written, arranged and produced by Engelhardt, backed by a full band.
As a pop and theater writer with a host of credits beyond the comic boundaries of The Bobs, Engelhardt evokes artists like Suzanne Vega, Jonatha Brooke, Joe Jackson. and Ben Folds.
Co-produced by keyboard wizard Bob Malone. Featuring Richard Bob Greene.
AMY ENGELHARDT is the sole female member of Grammy-nominated vocal band without instruments, The Bobs. Since joining the eccentric quartet in 1998, she has won numerous ASCAP songwriting and ACA vocal performance awards. Her writing, arrangements and vocals are featured on The Bobs' CDs COASTER (2000), 20 SONGS FROM 20 YEARS: THE BEST OF THE BOBS (2003), RHAPSODY IN BOB (2005), GET YOUR MONKEY OFF MY DOG (2007), their concert DVDs LIVE AT THE 20th CENTURY (1998), THE BOBS SING! (2001) and Coldfoot Films' recent documentary about The Bobs, SIGN MY SNARLING MOVIE (2007). Amy's brainchild, "Rhapsody In Bob" (Gershwin's concerto arranged for piano - and The Bobs as a vocal orchestra), premiered at Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts in Spring 2005.
Amy's album credits include Neil Young's LIVING WITH WAR, Bob Malone's BORN TOO LATE, Carla Ulbrich's SICK HUMOR, and THE TONY JONES VOCAL PROJECT. Amy recently sang on Jill Sobule’s track for Julia Sweeney’s upcoming film, LETTING GO OF GOD, produced by Don Was.
Visit Amy at www.myspace.com/iaremusic.
Visit Coldfoot Records at www.coldfoot.net for the complete lyrics for NOT GONNA BE PRETTY.