Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Rock, folk, folk/rock, country rock, and alternative pop
Most recent release, Two-Way Family Favourites (covers, 2010); most recent release of original material, Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby (2008)
start with the likes of syd straw, amy allison, kate jacobs and you'll be in the ballpark. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Writes own material
she rocks. a little bit country a little bit rock. people should check her out. some people will list her in the fast-growing (bargain) bin of angry woman rock (ani difranco, PJ Harvey, tori amos, and their second wave of wannabees, alanis morissette, meredith brookes, leah andreone, alana davis, etc.) but she probably fits in more with the whole no depression countryrock scene more than anything else. Her best songs aren't necessarily bitter songs about men, but rather songs about her own life experiences (having a crush on the guy at the bookstore, having to go to work at the corporate office). Similar to a good folk singer, Amy Rigby knows a good tune, and knows how to write about life. (email@example.com)
Comments about live performance:
Amy Rigby's edgy, skewed outlook was a perfect contrast to other performers I saw on the same bill. Her killer wordplay was really highlighted by the absence of her band ("You left the conversation dangling like a bare lightbulb in a cheap hotel"). She seemed a somewhat awkward performer, sort of nervous and jittery, but really brought her songs to life. (neal)
Recommended first album:
Recordings:As Amy Rigby:
Amy Rigby—vocals, guitar
John Wesley Harding—vocals
diary of a mod housewife blew me away the first time i heard it. start with the likes of syd straw, amy allison, kate jacobs and you'll be in the ballpark. production by ex-car elliot easton is far less slick than you might expect and the hooky melodies and clever lines just keep coming.... (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Amy Rigby—vocals, guitar
Treads a lot of the same territory as Diary of a Mod Housewife, and doesn't include a show-stopper like "Knapsack". But it's still a fine effort, and contains plenty of Rigby's wry wordplay and blue-collar subject matter. (email@example.com)
Formerly in the country-rock, no-depression group The Shams, and ex-wife of Will Rigby of The Replacements.
Thanks to Mark Miazga for work on this entry.
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