"Vocalist and pianist Amy Fabry debuts with an album of classic singer/songwriter piano pop delivered with a unique touch and a cool and casual approach... at its finest, Cultivated Pearl is an album of absolutely irresistible songs that transcend time and space and marks Fabry out as a voice to be reckoned with."
--Stein Haukland, Ink19
"A classically trained pianist, Fabry uses her instrument with aplomb, building solid music behind her gorgeous voice... Fabry far outshines her mainstream competition, mixing in elements of swing, pop and jazz to create an album that sounds fresh and inviting every time you listen to it."
--Brant Schulz, Indie-Music.com
"Jazz meets pop in this refreshing release from Amy Fabry, blending the soulful bite of Carole King and the subtle understatement of Norah Jones... The perfect combination of great songwriting and great singing is key to this successful sound, which so many solo projects like this usually lack."
--Mish Mash Music, January 2003
"Cultivated Pearl" is the debut album from singer/songwriter/pianist Amy Fabry. This collection of ten songs is smooth and sophisticated pop with a jazzy feel. A classically trained pianist, Amy delivers pop songs with jazzy chord structures, sultry vocals and thought-provoking lyrics. Add in some tastefully arranged guitars, bass, percussion and drums and you get a soulful, jazzy mix that grows on you more with each listen...
Produced, recorded and mixed by Kent Peterson
Recorded at Unknown Alloy Studios in St. Paul, MN
Amy Fabry - Vocals, Piano, Keys, Saxophone
Kent Peterson - Bass, Drums, Percussion, Programming
James "Lupi" Lupino - Guitar
Tim Casey - Guitar, 12-String Guitar
James Edlund - Guitar
Todd Mikkelson - Guitar, E-Bow, Keys
Dave Brewster - Drums
Mike Hinton - Drums
Amy Fabry is a singer-songwriter from Minnesota. Amy developed an obsession with music very early in childhood. At age 3, she would dance in the basement to the groovy sounds of her parents' prized jazz album collection. Her very earliest musical memories include singing along to 70's radio hits and her big brother's K-Tel records. She began playing piano at age 5 which led to 11 years of formal classical training starting at age 7. At the age of 10, she began learning the saxophone and expressing herself through songwriting.
The daughter of a neurologist and an artist, Amy was profoundly influenced both by her father's intellectual curiosity and her mother's unconventional creativity. After completing degrees in Marketing and French and spending time living and studying in France, she returned to the Twin Cities and worked as a buyer in the music industry.
Amy released her well-received first album, Cultivated Pearl, in 2003.