Published writer of prose, classically-trained actress, and a gifted songwriter with empathy for the small struggles of the human condition.
“The musical genius on this album is breathtaking”
-No Depression Magazine
“Once again Speace demonstrates why she’s one of the greatest artists in Americana today"
-Folk Radio U
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Amy Speace has made the most revealing album of her career with There Used to Be Horses Here. “Melancholy and gorgeous,” writes Rolling Stone Magazine and Americana-UK says, “This really is a remarkable display of songcraft, full of absorbing depth, lyrical beauty and breathtakingly gorgeous sorrow.” Beautifully uplifting and deeply personal, the album sets Speace’s majestic voice to symphonic arrangements, yet her songwriting remains intimate and emotional. Her love of language has carried her from her native Baltimore, to the iconic folk venues of New York City where she was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to her Wildflower Records label, and in 2009, to the diverse musical community in Nashville where she makes her home with her husband and almost-3 year old son. In 2020, “Me and the Ghost of Charlemagne” was named International Song of the Year by the Americana Music Association UK. Speace recorded and co-produced There Used to Be Horses Here, her ninth album, with Nashville band The Orphan Brigade. Her songs have been recorded by Judy Collins, Red Molly, Memphis Blues Hall of Famer Sid Selvidge and others. She is also a published prose writer, with essays appearing in The New York Times, American Songwriter, The Blue Rock Review. She has played festivals from Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival in England to the Philadelphia Folk Festival and Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and she has appeared on Mountain Stage 4 times. There Used To Be Horses Here comes out April 30, 2021 on Proper Records/WindBone Records and will be followed by an EP, Tucson, to be released October 1, 2021.