Amy Speace is giving fans an early taste of her forthcoming album, How To Sleep in a Stormy Boat".
The album isn't set to be released until April 16th but Speace has premiered the title track online. You can listen here.
The album was inspired by her early work as an actress with the National Shakespeare Company. Each song of the release is coupled with a Shakespearean quote.
"I went back to read [Shakespeare's] plays and found this very modern lamenting of love, lust, longing, denial, betrayal, rage, sorrow - everything I was wrestling with myself, feeling isolated and lost: the madness of the dream," she says.
Amy launched a North American tour earlier this week. She will be on the road with various tours until late May when she takes part in the Kerrville Folk Festival.
2/15 - Sharon, MA @ Sharon House Concert *
2/16 - Cambridge, MA @ Ryals House Concert *
2/17 - Montclair, NJ @ The Art Garage *
2/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Rose-Marchall House Concert *
2/20-23 - Toronto, ON @ Folk Alliance
3/13-16 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20 - Nashville, TN @ The Bluebird Café
3/27 - Anedaw, SC @ Sewee Outpost/Barn Jam
3/28 - Greenwood, SC @ Music On Maxwell
4/04 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Door +
4/05 - Dallas, TX @ Uncle Calvins Coffeehouse +
4/06 - Austin, TX @ The Cactus Café +
4/07 - Houston, TX @ Mucky Duck's +
4/11 - Cambridge, MA @ Passim (cobill w/Chuck Brodsky)
4/12 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Caffe Lena
4/13 - Park Ridge, NJ @ Our Lady of Mercy School
4/14 - Honesdale, PA @ The Cooperage %
4/16 - New York, NY @ Joe's Pub [CD Release Show]
4/19 - Newtown Square, PA @ Burlap & Bean %
4/20 - Roanoke, VA @ Kirk Avenue Music Hall %
4/21 - Morgantown, WV @ WVU Creative Arts Center (Mountain Stage)
4/24 - Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark %
4/26 - Spring Lake, MI @ Seven Steps Up Center %
4/27 - Chicago, IL @ Old Town School of Folk Music %
4/28 - Goshen, IN @ Ignition
5/01 - Nashville, TN @ Music City Roots
5/08 - Knoxville, TN @ The Preservation Pub
5/09 - Nashville, TN @ The Bluebird Café (CD release show)
5/18 - Richardson, TX @ Wildflower Art and Music Festival
5/27-30 - Kerrville, TX @ Kerrville Folk Festival
* w/ Angel Snow
+ w/ Rod Picott
% w/ The Sea The Sea