Amy Andrews may have abandoned her path to professional classical vocalist, but not her dream of a life in music.
The Baltimore-native left the mid-Atlantic with her eyes fixed on carving a spot for herself in Atlanta’s dynamic folk scene, as a singer-songwriter.
Since then, she has received numerous awards, honors, and accolades. She has shared some of folk music's most respected stages and venues with musicians from Rose Cousins to Gregory Alan Isakov, and Nervous But Excited to Joseph Arthur.
Amy's sound has been described as “beautifully melancholy,” “heartbreakingly honest,” “the perfect marriage of Alison Krauss purity and Patty Griffin soul.”
Ever the traveling musician, Amy’s schedule is full of performances outside of the south, as well. Recent tours include the Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Alaska, with concerts and festivals in big cities, and long-forgotten gold rush towns.
As of fall 2012, Amy is heading on a tour of the self-identifying feminist bookstores of North America, performing concerts in support of the work of these booksellers and community centers.
(See mention of Amy, and her feminist bookstore tour, in Ms. Magazine's 40th anniversary issue!)
Amy currently lives in Decatur, GA, where she longs for Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic.