Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 7, 2013

Amy Speace concert Saturday

Performance planned at Goshen's Ignition Garage


GOSHEN — Musician Amy Speace is scheduled to perform Saturday at Ignition Garage, 120 E. Washington St., Goshen. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Speace’s latest collection is titled “How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat.” In the album’s liner notes, noted rock critic Dave March writes that Speace’s songs “hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicaments.”

“It’s a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it’s wide open,” Marsh writes. “...It is the most daring, confident ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording.”

Speace began her career in theater, acting with The National Shakespeare Company and other repertory theaters before pursuing a musical career full-time. Speace was discovered by Judy Collins and was signed to Collins’ Wildflower Records. Collins recorded Speace’s song “The Weight of the World,” describing it as one of the best political folk songs she’d ever heard.

Speace has picked up other accolades, too, including this from a New York Times writer: “For those who think poetry is a dying genre, I would suggest listening to Amy Speace.” The Tennessean enthused, “What Speace says — what she sings — she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity.”

For more information about the show, visit the website ignitionmusic.net. To order tickets by phone, call 574-971-8282.