A stunning debut. Songs are evocative, all-American stories about heartbreak, gas stations, waiting on life and waiting on tables. Tunes that make you cry, then laugh, then come back for more.
Heart Like Mine was recorded at Eclipse Studios in Vermont & at Electric Reels Audio in New York. The musicians are Josh Stacy on lead, slide & electric guitar, Rudy Dauth on guitar & bass, Daemmon Hughes on drums & percussion, Andy Hunt on harmonica, Nancy Dean Hunt & Mike Rich on harmonies. Amy writes & plays on acoustic guitar.
Darrell Harkins, Roots Music Report
"FOUR STARS...a singer/songwriter of great talent...An excellent first time out, look for big things from Amy England."
Miles of Music
"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."
"Great voice, great songs, beautiful lyrics...Wow!"
"Heart Like Mine is extremely addictive, as in 'stick in your head'-catchy. Nice!"
"A great debut from an artist to watch!"
J.C. Shepard, Americana Programmer, KRFC
"My fav for Best in the Industry:Catamount
Amy England/Heart Like Mine/HUAC II/Catamount Record"
Ryan Hoffer, A&R, Shut Eye Records
"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."
Music Director, Raymond Swennen, Roots Revival Radio
"More than a beautiful release, she's damn good..."
Heather Corcoran, GoGirlsMusic.com
"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"