Live Show Schedule currently being updated…
Below is live clip of Amy Clarke on the Yamaha #makewaves stage at NAMM 2019 in Anaheim in January
Live Show Schedule currently being updated…
Below is live clip of Amy Clarke on the Yamaha #makewaves stage at NAMM 2019 in Anaheim in January
LISTEN TO AMY’s MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/amyclarke/
Album Review From Alex Ramon of Boycotting Trends in the UK:
Though composed and developed over a number of years, the thirteen carefully crafted songs that make up Amy Clarke’s debut album A New Way form a compelling and cohesive whole. As its title suggests, this is a record that’s concerned with transition and change – its difficulties, challenges, opportunities – and Clarke approaches the theme from a variety of perspectives, offering character portraits, relationship confessionals and spiritual ruminations while sustaining an intimate, confiding tone throughout.
A single, stark piano note ushers in the arresting opener “Rain Come Round”: the song then picks up pace with rolling percussion and an urgent vocal as Clarke anticipates a tempest to come: “Tornados, I have lived where they land/ But this time I am not frightened/I have built a better border/and I’m safe here from your storm.”
A New Way is indeed heavily piano-based: the classically trained Clarke is a versatile and creative player who combines jazz, rock, pop and classical elements in her arrangements. Liner note thanks expressed to Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan (with whom Clarke has collaborated) feel apt; in fact, at times the album seems to set up a warm sisterly dialogue with Amos’s just-released latest record, Native Invader [review], in its potent exploration of feminist and ecological themes. The connection is especially evident on the beautiful centrepiece “Between the Ice and the Ocean”, with its “Reindeer King”-evoking imagery, and on “We Are the Web,” an ardent plea for unity between humans and the natural world: “we must listen to each other/listen to our Mother/to heal her and to make her whole.”
A New Way on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/a-new-way/id1275973364
All music by Amy Clarke on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/amy-clarke/id159679346
“A New Way” by Amy Clarke was just sent to distributors with an official release date of Sep 28, 2017, with a special iTunes pre-release on Sep 21, 2017! It is time – thrilled to share this 13-song album with the world this fall!
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Amy Clarke – A New Way album
13 song track listing:
MAAT Music / Scorpfaery Productions
2017 has been a busy year of active resistance, relentless persistence, and divine timing – am excited to share that I just received the final mastered copy of my long-awaited “A New Way” studio album and will release it to the world by the end of this year!
After the powerful #womensmarch in January, the first half of 2017 was focused on activism, leadership in spiritual retreats such as Cross Pollinate in LA & Gaia Grove in Baja, Mexico, and partnering with new colleagues at The Hollywood Bowl, all the while writing music & performing. However, my heart still ached for the lost files from my studio sessions over the last decade, trying again to recover files from crashed hard drives to no avail… (or so it first seemed…)
In June, I was honored to be invited both to share my own music and give a speech on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall at the #MarchForTruth LA alongside Congressman Brad Sherman, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and numerous other inspiring activists, community leaders, and artists. I shared my experience as a musician running for local office and winning, eventually becoming Co-Chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, and reminding everyone to get involved on the issues that matter to them, while making sure to take time for self-care and recharging. It was a powerful day of action and activism with sister marches around the country and world, and I look forward to more to come!
Then, at July’s new moon, I refocused efforts on finishing my studio album, & thanks to excellent partners at 4th St Recording in Santa Monica, we finally revived all the sessions I have been recording since 2009! Combining newer songs along with the larger project suspended in time has resulted in “A New Way” coming to life, albeit in quite a dramatic and unexpected manner, and I look forward to a worldwide release this fall.
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Thank you and gratitude to all who have supported my music and activism all these years! More info on the pre-release and album ordering later in August!
Love Is The Way,
Thanks to thousands who have streamed #Goddess so far, from election through the #womensmarch; it is now available through online distributors such as iTunes or Amazon, or through my fave distributor – CDBaby: https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/amyclarke. Please make sure to get your own copy of the #empowering #women single from iTunes or CDBaby along with Amy’s #political #resistance-flavored “After The Fall” EP from 2006, which is experiencing a revival of interest in the face of the current administration, especially “After The Fall”, “Fight or Flight”, “Wolf” & “Not Your Landscape”… #keeprising #rise #resist #reclaim #music #magic #riseup
#keeprising #goddess #pledge #intention #imbolc #magic
For all interested in meeting up in advance of the Women’s March Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 to co-create and grow a rhythm section during the march, please bring drums, instruments, rhythm makers, voices, songs, chants, and more and plan to be in Pershing Square by 8:30AM. More details to come next week. […]
“I am a #goddess of infinite bliss
I am #beginning to #remember this
#Rising #awakening opening eyes
calling my #sisters it’s time to #arise
(c) 2016 MAAT Music, ScorpFaery Productions (ASCAP)
I enthusiastically support the immensely #qualified, #capable, prepared and #dedicated public servant @HillaryClinton for #President of the #UnitedStates, and heartily endorse her for #POTUS.*
Here are just a FEW of the reasons I find her prepared for this difficult and complex role as leader of our nation. 50 days until the election, and as Hillary said herself this morning in Philadelphia (9/19/16), “the next fifty days will shape the next fifty years”! #RocktheVote
Silver Lake, Los Angeles
*This endorsement is my own personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the official position of any group or organization with which I am affiliated.
**Several of these points were compiled by members of #WiseWomenforClinton & #BitchesforClinton ~ #womenforclinton ~ and we are all grateful! Feel free to copy and share, reblog, repost, etc.
#GOTV #HillaryClinton #HillaryClintonforPresident #strongertogether #imwithher #loveistheway #lovetrumpshate
Quick bullet list of some of #Clinton’s accomplishments in the public sphere:
First ever student commencement speaker at Wellesley College.
Distinguished graduate of Yale Law School.
Editorial board of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action.
Co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.
Former civil litigation attorney.
Staff attorney for Children’s Defense Fund.
Faculty member in the School of Law at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Former Director of the Arkansas Legal Aid Clinic.
First female chair of the Legal Services Corporation.
First female partner at Rose Law Firm, the oldest and one of the largest law firms in Arkansas.
Twice named by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.
Former First Lady of Arkansas.
Arkansas Woman of the Year in 1983.
Chair of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession.
Created Arkansas’s Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youth.
Instrumental in passage of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
First Lady of the United States.
Promoted nationwide immunization against childhood illnesses.
Successfully sought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and childhood asthma at the National Institutes of Health.
Worked to investigate reports of an illness that affected veterans of the Gulf War (now recognized as Gulf War Syndrome).
Helped create the Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.
Initiated and shepherded the Adoption and Safe Families Act.
First FLOTUS in US History to hold a postgraduate degree.
Helped create Vital Voices, an international initiative to promote the participation of women in the political processes of their countries.
Two-term New York Senator and the first ex-FLOTUS in US History to be elected to the United States Senate.
Served on five Senate committees: Budget (2001–2002), Armed Services (2003–2009), Environment and Public Works (2001–2009), Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–2009) and the Special Committee on Aging.
Member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders.
Worked with Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York on securing $21.4 billion in funding for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
Former United States Secretary of State.
Brokered a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas in 2012.
Here is another list, compiled by yet another passionate supporter.
Helped create and guide through Congress Children’s Health Insurance Program, a key program that brought health care coverage to millions of children.
Declared human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights at the UN Fourth World Congress on Women in Beijing.
SENATOR FROM NEW YORK, 2000-2008
Clinton served on five Senate committees with nine subcommittee assignments:
Committee on the Budget (2001-2003)
Committee on Armed Services (2003-2009)
Subcommittee on Airland
Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support
Committee on Environment and Public Works (2001-2009)
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Water
Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure (2007-2008)
Subcommittee on Superfund and Environmental Health (Chairwoman, 2007-2009)
Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001-2009)
Subcommittee on Children and Families
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Special Committee on Aging
LEGISLATION: RESULTS AND ACTIVITY
Sponsored 736 bills and cosponsored 2,676 bills. Senators and representatives also influence legislative outcomes by amending bills that others sponsor, and this is especially true in the Senate because the rules in the Senate allow more and more active amending activity than in the House (so senators introduce and pass more amendments than reps in the House do). Also found piece noting that Clinton successfully amended bills 67 times during 8 years, or 8.4 per year, higher than the usual 7.4 average for Senators.
EXAMPLES OF SENATORIAL ACHIEVEMENTS
§ Instrumental in helping secure $21 billion in federal aid to help New York rebuild after 9/11. She fought to protect the first responders who rushed into danger when the towers collapsed by being pivotal in the passage of legislation that helped those first responders who got sick get the care and treatment they deserved.
§ First New Yorker to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee and made veterans a main focus.
§ She introduced the Heroes at Home Act in 2006 and 2007 to help family members care for those with Traumatic Brain Injury. She worked to increase the military survivor benefit from $12,000 to $100,000, and cosponsored the Support for Injured Service members Act to extend benefits provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act.
§ Worked with Republicans to expand health care for National Guard members and reservists. According to McClatchy, then-Senator Clinton worked with Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to “provide full military health benefits to reservists and National Guard members.” A statement from Graham’s senate office said, “Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) today announced that the Department of Defense Authorization bill conference report finalized today includes an amendment that will improve TRICARE benefits for National Guard members and Reservists, allowing all members of the Selected Reserve and their families to enroll in TRICARE with an across the board cost-sharing of 28 percent. Today’s victory builds on the Senators’ longstanding commitment to ensuring that members of our National Guard and Reserve and their families have access to the health care benefits they need and deserve.”
§ Fought the charge on the Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Act, which is now the law of the land.
§ Fought to pass the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform, helping to cultivate awareness of the issues in Congress.
§ Worked the aisle to keep the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station open during a time when the Pentagon was shuttering bases, which saved 800 jobs in upstate New York.
§ Authored the Pediatric Research Equity Act, which requires drug companies to study their products in children. The Act is responsible for changing the drug labeling of hundreds of drugs with important information about safety and dosing of drugs for children. It has improved the health of millions of children who take medications to treat diseases ranging from HIV to epilepsy to asthma. Millions of kids are in better shape and alive because of this law Senator Clinton authored.
§ Introduced the Legal Immigrant Children’s Health Improvement Act, which would give states the option to provide federally funded Medicaid and SCHIP benefits to low-income legal immigrant children and pregnant women.
§ Wrote the Access to Employment and English Acquisition Act to meet the growing demand for English language courses and other job skills.
§ Wrote a law as Senator providing grants to state and local governments to pay for respite care services for family caregivers, which allows expanded funding for temporary breaks for caregivers of sick or disabled people.
§ One of her bills to distribute flu vaccines more efficiently inspired provisions of a law promoting the production and stockpiling of vaccines to improve our response to public health emergencies.
§ Worked on strengthening the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, introducing multiple bills allowing states to expand the program that she helped create as First Lady.
§ Co-wrote law compelling drug companies to conduct safety tests for products prescribed for children, and wrote a component of the No Child Left Behind Act, authorizing funding for recruiting and retaining better teachers.
§ Powerful advocate for women in the Senate and was one of the original cosponsors of the Prevention First Act to increase access to family planning. As Senator she was a strong defender of a woman’s right to choose.
SECRETARY OF STATE: A SAMPLE OF ACHIEVEMENTS
§ Took the reins after a Bush administration that had left America’s reputation deeply damaged and planted the seeds for the foreign policy successes we see today; had a 67% approval rating while serving in the position.
§ Was part of the decision-making for the invasion and in the Situation Room at the time of the SEALS killing of Osama Bin Laden.
§ Negotiated the cease-fire in Gaza that stopped the Hamas from firing rocket after rocket into Israel.
§ Set records for travel while leading the State Department and used every trip to empower the women of the 112 countries she visited.
§ Made gender equality a priority of U.S. foreign policy, creating the ambassador at large for global women’s issues, a post charged with integrating gender throughout the State Department. Helped secure the START treaty’s ratification, and has advanced women’s rights in countries around the globe.
§ Got China, Russia, the European Union and the civilized world on board with crippling sanctions against Iran. This is what brought Iran to the negotiating table.
§ Involved in the landmark normalization of relations with Cuba
Get involved! www.HillaryClinton.com
Happy 2016! May it be a better year than 2015.
This 9 card spread I designed (for the 9 energy of 2016) and pulled from The Heart of the Faerie Oracle last night resonates strongly with other readings for the year, and rings true…
Big #magic, #creativity, #wisdom & #song on the horizon – from #spark of #hope in the dark to #faerie of #growth – #dreams come true! #tarot #divination #happynewyear #yearaheadspread2016
After much #alchemy and #transformation in 2015, finally ready to complete #creative projects and dive fully into the sea of #music again…the path is clear ahead, and am getting the ground ready for #dreams to grow and flourish!
Off to the #piano for a date with the #Muse –
Peter Quinones, Editor, Alternative World Fanzine
“a gifted musician with a lovely voice”
The Eclectic Collection: A Celebration of Women in Music
“accomplished, amazing, and really going places”
Larry Wines, Tied to The Tracks Radio, Acoustic Americana Music Guide
“(her) strength and vulnerability are truly compelling”
Annette Conlon, Nette Radio
“full of dark, quirky and experimental sounds and complex lyrics”
Pete Harris, Indie Sounds NY / Harris Radio
“a wicked piano player and a fantastic songwriter”
Drew Brody, Baskethouse, M-Lab