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Amy Correia

Amy Correia


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

I find Amy's music hard to categorize (not a bad thing) but I'll say it's a mix between contemporary folk and alternative pop. (RocketsTail@aol.com)

Status:

Most recent release, You Go Your Way (2010)

See also:

Amy Correia's site

Comparisons:

I've never heard anyone like her! (RocketsTail@aol.com)

Her style can be compared to Victoria Williams, Kate Campbell, and perhaps a little Patty Griffin at times. (charles.goldberg@hotbot.com)

A comparison to Sheryl Crow sounds fair, except I'm pretty lukewarm on Sheryl Crow, and I liked this better. Despite that, it didn't seem like a bad reference point. (neal)

Covers/own material:

Original material

General comments:

Saw Amy live...she blew me away! Her voice, her songs...everything! (RocketsTail@aol.com)

i enthusiastically endorse both the ep, transportation songs and the full-length carnival love. (the ep only has two songs that aren't on the album, although most of the versions are different. the ep also has what i think is the album's best song, 'the bike' but the record is pretty consistent as a whole.) sheryl crow is probably not a terrible reference point stylistically/vocally. i've even learned to tolerate the song with 'angels' in the lyric, a bit of a personal bugaboo. (dmw@mwmw.com)

Comments about live performance:

I got the pleasure of catching Amy on The Girls Room Tour—and I'm so glad I did!!! She was backed simply with her guitar and her baritone ukelele plus her amazing cello player Gerri Sutyak. Amy charmed the crowd and I'm sure won over MANY new listeners that night. Her voice sounds much stronger live than on the EP, much lighter too...but when Amy took the stage and started the encore "It's a Man's World", that is when she proved herself a rock star! I can't wait to see her live again! (RocketsTail@aol.com)

Recordings:


Transportation Songs EP

Release info:

2000—Capitol Records

Availability:

Available at most online retailers and some big chain record stores in the U.S.

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Amy Correia—lead vocals, baritone ukelele, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars

Guest artists:

Bill Dobrow—drums
Gerri Sutyak—cello
Brad Smith—bass
Christopher Thorn—lap steel, electric guitar
Matt Chamberlin—drums
Jason Yates—percussion
Kenneth Wareham—trombone
Jay Work—saxophone
Elliot Cains—trumpet
Jeremy Stacey—drums, piano
Tim Smith—bass
Chris Chen—backing vocals

Produced by:

Christopher Thorn and Amy Correia and Jeremy Stacey

Comments:

I picked up this EP right after I saw Amy's set with The Girls Room tour. I fell in love immediately with every song on the EP. I have to admit it's just a BIG tease because you want more...I guess that's the whole point of the EP though. I can definitely say I'll be buying Carnival Love the day it comes out! Her songwriting is simply brilliant in terms of people like Aimee Mann and Ani DiFranco but once again, it's like nothing I've ever heard before. "Angels Collide" is heart-breaking while "Starfishin" is simple yet catchy. My favorite track is a toss up between "The Bike" (a killer in concert) and "DayDream Car" both of which should earn Amy MUCH respect from anyone who hears her. I can't say enough...she is one of the greatest new artists to emerge and I can't wait for more!!!! (RocketsTail@aol.com)

Carnival Love

Release info:

2000—Capitol Records

Availability:

Moderate in chain stores but wide online!

Ecto priority:

Highly recommended

Group members:

Amy Correia—lead vocals, baritone ukelele, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitars

Guest artists:

Bill Dobrow—drums
Gerri Sutyak—cello
Brad Smith—bass
Christopher Thorn—lap steel, electric guitar
Matt Chamberlin—drums
Jason Yates—percussion
Kenneth Wareham—trombone
Jay Work—saxophone
Elliot Cains—trumpet
Jeremy Stacey—drums, piano
Tim Smith—bass
Chris Chen—backing vocals

Produced by:

Amy Correia, Jeremy Stacey, Greg Wells, Christopher Thorn

Comments:

FINALLY! I've been waiting for this album for months now, and I can proudly say that I am NOT disappointed. Thirteen songs—thirteen masterpieces. Amy's arrangments are simple yet poignant and just great to listen to. Her songwriting remains fun, witty, and compelling at the same time. Songs like "Fallen out of Love", "Chinatown", and "Angels Collide" can be heart-breakers while "Daydream Car" and "Life is Beautiful" are anthems that you'll find yourself singing along with after one listen! Amy is one of the brightest new artists I've heard in a long time! (RocketsTail@aol.com)

The album is very sparse; minimal production with a concentration on Amy's one-of-a-kind voice and her colorful lyrics. For those who saw her on the Girls Room tour, the album is less dynamic than her live performance but sometimes 'less' is better. (charles.goldberg@hotbot.com)


Thanks to Eric (RocketsTail@aol.com) for work on this entry.


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