"A big-hearted, question-askin', genre-jumpin' songsmith who's real-life Americana tunes are as fun as a country drive, a bluegrass romp, a soulful blues, or a swing around the dancefloor!"
Audiences enjoy upbeat shows that include Americana, Standards, Swing, and other themes. Before the pandemic, Amy Dee played the 58th Philadelphia Folk Festival in a lineup including David Crosby, Margot Price, Joan Osborne, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and showcased original music during South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, and Nashville, Folk Alliance Southeast and Northeast conferences.
"Amy Dee gets toes-tappin' and hands clappin' with Americana tunes - old and new."
Raised by teachers who were music-lovers with wanderlust and a Volkswagen pop-top bus, after college, a marketing career, and a life-changing trip, she made a Big Left Turn to pursue music full-time. Friends call her Amy Dee and sharing music that improves lives is her mission. Kerrville’s Songwriter’s Week, SXSW, Ashokan’s Western-Swing, Louisiana’s Blackpot have influenced her all-original albums: “Southern Routes,” (country/swing w/members of The Revelers); “Come With Me,” (newgrass produced by Nashville multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Heffernan), and 2020 debuts her intriguing project “Ask New Orleans,” (produced by NOLA Jazz great Bill Malchow, with Aurora Nealand and a French Quarter Jazz Trio).
A member of the invitation-only Philly Music Co-op, created by the group responsible for the legendary Philadelphia Folk Festival, she organized a Benefit Concert for ALDEA Children's Legal Fund featuring Carolann Solebello (Red Molly), Dave Fry (Godfrey Daniels Folk Club), Amy Duckett Wagner (Amy Dee), Alix Paul & Jeffrey Fadden (New Hope), Chris Chadwick (Greenwich Village).
Her title track graced the "Christmastime Has Come to Town" compilation that raised over $1,800 for the Bucks County Homeless Shelter. That song also appears on the 2019 "P.E.A.C.E." holiday compilation CD available digitally at: http://peace2019.bandcamp.com
CD Release Show at the Philadelphia Folksong Society's heralded venue...
“Come With Me” with its 13 original newgrass tunes by Americana musician and singer/songwriter Amy Duckett Wagner, is about Travelin’, Comin’ Home, Love. Oh, and a few tunes about Love that's Travelin' and Ain’t Comin’ Home! And, there’s that tribute song about one surprising encounter with Dr. Ralph Stanley before that Saturday night bluegrass show down by Cowtown in Jersey.
For "Come With Me", Amy worked with the award-winning chops of multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Heffernan (dobro, guitar, bass, etc). Based in Nashville, Jimmy toured in Joe Diffie’s band for a decade, then with Brad Paisley, Lucinda Williams, playing venues from The Grand Ole Opry to Lincoln Center.
Before that, Amy Dee released the travel-inspired original tunes on “Southern Routes,” recorded in Louisiana with members of Grammy nominated The Revelers Band (The Red Stick Ramblers).
Another CD of her tunes, the NOLA-inspired jazzy “Ask New Orleans” was laid down with Bill Malchow and Aurora Nealand in New Orleans with the piano, upright and horns of a hot French Quarter Jazz Trio.