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Since moving to Manhattan in June of 2002, Amy has released three CD's, Things To Say", "Amy Hills LIVE",
and her most recent full length studio album "Heroine" (June 15 2004).
In March of 2003 she founded an open mic for songwriters where she continues to serve as host to a standing room only crowd and over 30 performers every Wednesday at DTUT (Downtown Uptown Cafe Lounge, Upper West Side, Manhattan www.dtut.com).
She is currently planning a national tour for the spring of 2005, and can be seen weekly in Manhattan and the surrounding areas.
Hailing from the friendly town of Charleston, South Carolina, Amy's music brings just a touch of her southern charm. Her writing has been compared to Patty Griffin and Bonnie Raitt, although she would say that her musical influences are more rock than folk or country. Most live performances feature her power ballads and a healthy mix of subtle protest songs and songs about her love life, or lack thereof depending on the month. She is regarded for ability to play requests on cue including songs on piano and her rarely seen children's accordian.
Her musical comrades and cohorts are among the best in the business so don't be too surprised if you recognize faces in the crowd.
Why She's Antifolk: In August of this year Amy was one of the headlining acts at the 20th Anniversary Antifolk Festival with shows in Central Park, Tompkins Square Park and the Sidewalk Caf. From January through August 2004 she held the prestigious job of host for the "Antihootennany" at the Sidewalk CafÉManhattan's largest and longest running Open Mic with over 80 acts every Monday night.
"It's about time we had some good female lyricists in the business."-Christopher Cross
"Amy Hills is a urban folk version of Emmy Lou Harris crossed with a little Stevie Knicks. Her music has sad pretty eyes. And her voice makes me feel warm and tingly inside." Major Matt Mason USA, www.olivejuicemusic.com
"Éa command for the profession that is awesome." and "Émagnificent, I like it a lot." - The Post and Courrier, Charleston SC.
"...my favorite new discovery. A new york transplant from the carolina's, amy's lyrics really hit home for me. totally brilliant. she's driven. definitely someone to watch." -Earl Patrick www.earlpatrick.com
"Amy's lyrics are strong like Sylvester Stallone's Rocky, with a rare honesty that would give Abe Lincoln a nervous breakdown (see "Chicken")." Toby Goodshank, www.unicornsounds.com
"Salty, perverse, daring, and heartfelt. She rocks me." -Charlie Cheney, www.indiebandmanager.com
More info at Amy Hills.