A New Way by Amy Clarke

LISTEN TO AMY’s MUSIC ON SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/amyclarke/ 

Album Review  From Alex Ramon of Boycotting Trends in the UK:

http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/2017/09/cd-review-new-way-by-amy-clarke-2017.html

CD Review: A New Way, by Amy Clarke (2017)

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.”

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More here at link: http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.com/2017/09/cd-review-new-way-by-amy-clarke-2017.html

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

 

 

 

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A New Way by Amy Clarke

new moon wishes, hopes & dreams ~ music, magic & more

dreaming of finally making the album, playing more music, and touring again, look up and see the crescent new moon for the first time, and catch a picture of it, capturing my wishes as well ~ and then, a few minutes later, one of my inspirations, local alternative legends and music world friend whom I played a pre-Grammy show opening for a few years ago in Hollywood – the amazingly talented Poe (singer) – likes the very same photo on instagram 😉 synchronicity is strong and the universe is wiser than we know ~ may all of our dreams take flight this moon, this spring, this year…and beyond… https://instagram.com/p/1uOQhzq0gG/

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new moon wishes, hopes & dreams ~ music, magic & more

Music and More in Silver Lake ~ The Hunt at the SIJCC

A beautiful day making music in Silver Lake ~ award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Clarke played at the family FUNdraiser The Hunt at the Silver Lake Independent JCC along with kids music favorite Peanut, brother-sister duo Micah & Mazie, JCC alumni band the amazing Finn Brothers, and all sorts of arts & crafts led by Judith Jenkins, a scavenger hunt, book signing by author award-winning author Deanna Neil, and more. Plus, a sneak peak at the Projection LA art installation at the old Sunset Pacific Motel (aka Bates Motel) across the street. Spring has sprung ~ look for more music performances by Amy in LA soon…and more Gaia Grove collective collaborations 🙂 Request to join the FB Group: Gaia Grove

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Music and More in Silver Lake ~ The Hunt at the SIJCC

Full Moon Music at the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – next gathering & concert TUE MAR 31 2015

LA: Tues eve Silver Lake Farmer’s market closest to the #fullmoon

TUE MAR 3: What a night of ‪#‎music‬ ‪#‎magic‬ ‪#‎connection‬ and ‪#‎community‬ in ‪#‎silverlake‬ – new ‪#‎friends‬ and ‪#‎musical‬ ‪#‎collaborators‬ PLUS a 12-year SL resident who had never been to the ‪#‎farmersmarket‬ came for the first time! Thank you, Runson, Laura, Mari Luna, Rene Collins (all the way from Culver City!), Pascha, Heather Lyn, Gregory, the ‪#‎Flipped‬ ‪#‎book‬ ‪#‎tour‬, Sofia & Lily, Matty, Julie and ‪#‎morningsandnights‬ Vivian and ‪#‎pineandcrane‬, and so many more! Looking forward to next ‪#‎fullmoonmusic‬ – which will be on TUE MAR 31, 2015, and will be hosting 3 acts to play sets – please contact gaiagrove@gmail.com with a link to your music for consideration!

xoxo, Amy

http://www.amyclarke.com

 

“Beautiful, magical, original”
Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

“Magnificent singer/songwriter/keyboardist”
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

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Full Moon Music at the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market – next gathering & concert TUE MAR 31 2015

Cross Pollinate LA Sun Sep 8, 2013 at Fais Do Do!

http://www.crosspollinate.me

GAIA GROVE music social evening at Cross Pollinate LA, Fais Do Do Sun Sep 8, 2013!

Divine music & fantastic food will be delivered in the evening social, with a chance for even more networking open to both men & women from 5PM until 8PM.

All who attend the workshop receive entrance into the evening portion. However, if you would like to come for music & socializing, but not the networking portion, those tickets are available for $10 via our ticket page. The evening will feature the sublime musical talents of Amy Clarke, Courtney Freed,  Ben Gould, & Steven Wynbrandt, with guest artists sprinkled throughout.

 

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Amy Clarke, Gaia Grove & Guests ~ Swan Ryder, Brittany Rose, Ben Gould & Charles-Herman-Wurmfeld ~ more TBA  Soulful songstress Amy Clarke crafts eclectic music with lyrical depth & planetary consciousness. An award-winning songwriter who mixes classical training with global rhythms, she is a dynamic stage presence – from solo voice, grand piano, & percussion, to jamming with guest artists, or experimenting on her synth keyboard. She has toured around the country from the House of Blues, SXSW, Viper Room, The White House & The Bitter End to Burning Man & The Alchemy Conference & shared stages with diverse & inspirational artists such as Starhawk, Poe, Occupy Love, Amrita Sen, Brothers’ Brothers,  Miranda Rondeau, Dave Greene (Joe Walsh, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers), Stonefeather, Temple of Visions & Sacred Spaces Village at Burning Man 2010. Amy played an impromptu set at Lilith 2010 & was appointed Social Media Ambassador by Terry McBride of Nettwerk for the penultimate Lilith show in her hometown Washington, DC, interviewing Sarah McLachlan, the Indigo Girls, Butterfly Boucher, Courtyard Hounds, Lissie & more backstage. She is finishing her full-length album project  in Silver Lake, CA for a 2013 release.   “Beautiful, magical, original” – Mary Ishimoto Morris, The Washington Post

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AmyClarkeMusic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amyclarke  ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/amyclarke YouTube: http://www.yotube.com/scorpfaery

Gaia Grove Founded by Amy Clarke, after countless underground events in Washington, DC, then moving humble roots from a Williamsburg, Brooklyn backyard to its current Silver Lake center (located in Los Angeles, CA), Gaia Grove is a living web dedicated to helping heal the earth, living in greater harmony with nature, and educating on sustainability, balance, equality, and justice for all. Gaia Grove produces events advancing the ideas, practice, and development of socially responsible artistry and living. Gaia Grove’s members include artists, musicians, DJs, entrepreneurs, photographers, writers, directors, shamans, gardeners, activists, dancers, farmers, visionaries, teachers, poets, healers, dreamers & more.  Gaia Grove is vibrant, evolving and ripe with possibility.

1149655_694167171827_880627655_oCourtney Freed Strong, passionate, vivacious and daring, Courtney Freed is a dynamic vocalist in a class all her own. She committed to sharing her talents with the world through song and story.  http://www.courtneyfreed.com  Facebook Page: Courtney Freed Music    Twitter: @courtneyfreed    Instagram: courtneyjoyfreed    http://www.reverbnation.com/courtneyfreedmusic

Steven Wynbrandt ~ coming soon Steven Wynbrandt BioDynamic Farm ~ http://www.flickr.com/photos/swynbrandt/sets/72157629733978418/

Olivia Walder & Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary  http://www.etsy.com/shop/RamblinRoseShop Olivia Walder is a Los Angeles based midwestern transplant who does way too many things, including work as a graphic designer, stylist, painter, jewelry maker and a forager and herbalist in training. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary is collection of herbal concoctions created by Olivia Walder. All of the herbs used in the products are either organic, wild harvested, or grown by Olivia herself. Ramblin’ Rose Apothecary was born of Olivia’s interest in herbs as source of knowledge and understanding of our history, as source of empowerment, and for the purpose of celebrating the wonders of herbs!  http://www.oliviawalder.com

Sparky the Dragon Oven ~ Dinner for sale on site by Ray Cirino & His Dragon Oven, Sparky!   Live art, crafts & vending as well ~

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Cross Pollinate LA Sun Sep 8, 2013 at Fais Do Do!