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ig-news-digest        tuesday, october 19 2010        volume 12 : number 034

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  [ig-news] article about amy solo tour/live album  [sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pi]


date: tue, 19 oct 2010 10:22:55 +1100
from: sherlyn koo <>
subject: [ig-news] article about amy solo tour/live album

hi folks,

here's an article from musicremedy about amy's upcoming solo tour and live
album.  you can read it online at:


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amy ray to release mvp live

by jermy leeuwis, editor at musicremedy on october 18, 2010.

songwriter, activist and erstwhile indigo girl amy ray, fresh off months
of touring as part of the iconic folk duo, trades in her acoustic guitar
for a gibson 335 for a special series of east coast solo dates in november
for her recent release, didn't it feel kinder. while amy is known for her
folk harmonies, the consummate rock fan's solo material reflects similar
artists who've come out of a punk mindset, such as the clash, the
replacements, the pretenders and patti smith.

this tour will include a benefit for urban ministries of durham and a
special show at university of massachusetts celebrating the 25th
anniversary of the stonewall center. ray will also be participating in a
panel discussion on lgbt issues on the show day at umass, amherst.

joining the tour as support will be durham, nc's mount moriah. fronted by
the arresting new singer heather mcentire from punk band bellefea, mount
moriah has been called "non-traditionalists americana." they have a unique
style that blends the sounds from left of the dial, the guitar tones of
country americana and neil young's crazy horse days, and a dynamic vocal
presence that covers territory ranging from bjork to dolly parton.

in late november, ray will be releasing a new live cd, amy ray mvp live
and is currently arranging and recording with her band for her fourth solo
studio project, due out in the summer of 2011. she will be trying out some
new material as well performing songs from didn't it feel kinder and her
solo catalog. ray's band will include former butchies melissa york (drums)
and kaia wilson (guitar) along with the album's producer, greg griffith
(bass). multi-instrumentalist julie wolf, who's been touring with the
indigo girls, will be playing keyboards.

didn't it feel kinder is a thoughtful, timely batch of songs that not only
show ray's depth as a songwriter and vocalist but work as a plea for
understanding and compassion. she's the rare artist who's intertwined
activism and social consciousness into her music and remained fresh and
relevant over a career spanning two decades. ray has a knack for tapping
into the universal human experience and bringing an empathy and call for
understanding to even her most confrontational material. her honest,
fearless songwriting and riveting live shows have drawn comparisons to
patti smith (new york times) and prompted paste magazine to describe her
"a female joe strummer."

ray says it best: "what ties the record together for me is this human
yearning to be understood and the yearning to become empathetic with other
people - how to love each other and be kind even when we're brutally

dates and cities for amy ray / mount moriah tour:
fr 11.12 carrboro, nc @ cat's cradle, *co sponsored by and benefiting
durham urban ministries
sa 11.13 arlington, va @ iota club and cafe
su 11.14 cafc) state college, pa @ 210 west
tu 11.16 cambridge, ma @ lizard lounge
we 11.17 amherst, ma @ the student union ballroom at umass celebrating the
25thanniversary of the stonewall center @umass
fr 11.19 new york, ny @ le poisson rouge
sa 11.20 baltimore, md @ sonar club stage

artist: amy ray
title: mvp live
release date: 11/30/10
record label: -------
official website: amy ray
buy at: amazon

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sherlyn koo - - sydney, australia

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