Photograph by Al Goldberg
With her crystal-clear soprano voice and songs ranging from the humorous to the heartbreaking, Amy Collins has long been a popular mainstay on the Nippertown music scene.
But recently the long-time solo singer-songwriter put together her first band, the Whomevers – also featuring Mike Messitt, Bill Flynn and John Cromie – and now she’s finally gearing up to record her first full-length album using a Kickstarter Project to help fund the recording.
In addition to her band, Collins will join engineer Ted Malia at Black Dog Studio in Stillwater with a few special guest musicians – bassist Lorraine Waughn, fiddler Eileen Markand and multi-instrumentalist Mark Fredrick (of the Fighting 86s) – as well as vocalists Rosanne Raneri and Tom Flynn. The track listing for the album will be a combination of gorgeous Celtic traditional songs, modern folk and Amy’s original tunes.
With nine days of fundraising to go, the project is already 3/4 of the way to her goal of $2,000. Way to go, Amy. We’re rooting for ya!
You can also catch Amy & the Whomevers at Moon & River Cafe on the second Thursday of every month.