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|With the release of her CD Mr. Heart in 2002, Amy Fairchild came into her
own. Critical acclaim gathered fast for this self-released effort. According to
Steve Morse of the Boston Globe, Fairchild is on the verge of big things. In
the words of rock critic Dave Marsh, "If there still was a recording industry,
this would come out on a major labeand would be such a big hit that you'd be
sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good. Album Network
says, "Reminiscent of Sheryl Crow, Fairchild effortlessly delivers natural lyrics
and organic vocals while her band keeps it rocking. This stuff is really cool.".
‘Renee’ (from Mr. Heart) won the Grand Prize in the coveted Pop Category of
the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Last year, her song ‘Falling
Down’, also from Mr. Heart, not only won the Pop Category in the same
contest but also went on to win the overall Maxell Song of the Year ($20 K
prize). ‘Tuesday’ a song about Sept 11th won Grand Prize in the Billboard
Songwriting Competition in the Country/Folk Category. Song placements
include ‘Humble Pie’, which was used in an episode of Dawson’s Creek and
‘Beautiful Secret’, placed in the national touring company production of
Spiderman Live in addition to being heard recently on Joan of Arcadia (CBS).
She was also nominated for two Boston Music Awards in 2003; Best Female
Vocalist and Best Female Singer/Songwriter. A live cd, 'Amy Fairchild Live'
was released on February 9th, 2004.
Fairchild’s musical career began in Northampton, MA with the release of her
first CD “She’s Not Herself” which was voted “Album of the Year” by several
local papers. She moved to New York City in 1997and immediately began
performing and filling clubs throughout the city. In May of 2001, she won the
prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Songwriting Competition, joining a
list of winners that includes Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith and Shawn
Colvin. She was also the NYC 1999 Lilith Fair Talent Search Winner, and
performed at the Jones Beach stop of the tour. In addition to the Lilith Fair
headliners, she has shared the stage with such diverse artists as Hall and
Oates, The Bacon Brothers, Ben Folds and Joan Osborne. Sensitive
introspection, a sharp melodic radar, rock and roll's rebellious energy, and
an intuitive feel for the understated power of an acoustic guitar and a good
lyric all inform her music and distinguish Amy as a dynamic performer. Seth
Rogovoy of The Berkshire Eagle says, “Fairchild combines the literate
intimacy of a new-folk singer-songwriter, the unerring pop-rock instincts of a
Sheryl Crow, and the moves of a rock goddess.”
Visit Amy Fairchild's Web Site: here.