How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat

by Amy Speace

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Amy Speace's new album, How To Sleep On A Stormy Boat is a beautiful song cycle Produced by Nielson Hubbard that includes guest performances by John Fullbright ("The Sea And The Shore", Ben Sollee ("Lullaby Under The Willow"), & Mary Gauthier ("Left Me Hanging").

Though she began her career as an actress/director/playwright, Speace proved a late-blooming musical artist, picking up guitar at age 25 and composing her first song at age 28. She was discovered on the New York acoustic scene by GRAMMY winner Judy Collins, who has since recorded Speace's songs and toured with her. In 2002 Speace released her debut album, Fable, which Billboard described as "undeniably earnest and commercially accessible." Her sophomore effort, Songs For Bright Street, was released in 2006, with the album's 13 tracks earning favorable comparisons to GRAMMY winners such as Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss and Gretchen Wilson. Speace followed with 2009's The Killer In Me and 2011's Land Like A Bird.

Speace recorded How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat in Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard. Featuring 11 songs, the album reflects themes of lost love throughout, with Speace drawing inspiration from the classic works of William Shakespeare. In addition to Fullbright, special guests include singer/songwriter Mary Gauthier and cellist Ben Sollee. The project was funded via a successful Kickstarter campaign

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released May 1, 2013

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