LIVE: Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric @ the River Street Beat Shop, 4/19/14

April 25th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric

Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric

Photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

Last Saturday (April 19) was Record Store Day, and Jimmy Barrett and the rest of the fine folks at the River Street Beat Shop in Troy did it up right, hosting a free, indoor/outdoor doubleheader concert, in addition to offering a big batch of Record Store Day exclusive merch – including the “Bubbles in the Think Tank” colored-vinyl EP and cool seven-inchers by Velvet Underground and Jimi Hendrix from the fine folks at Coxsackie’s Sundazed Music.

The live music was flowing, too, with Nippertown garage-rockers the Mysteios kicking off the afternoon’s festivities with a sneak peek at their upcoming new CD, Planet Action, during an outdoor performance on the sidewalk in front of the store. The celebration moved inside for a fine set by the fab couple Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric that included Rigby’s rockin’ “Dancing With Joey Ramone” and, of course, Eric’s vintage Stiff Records classic, “Whole Wide World.”

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Five Firsts: Amy Rigby

April 27th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric

Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric

NAME: Amy Rigby
BAND AFFILIATION: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
INSTRUMENT: acoustic and electric guitar, piano and organ, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … “11-17-70” by Elton John

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Win FREE TIX to Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ Valentine’s on Saturday

April 26th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg

They may look like an odd couple, but they make some really wonderful music together.

Wreckless Eric was the loosest of the loose cannons back in the early glory days of Stiff Records, blurring the line between pub rock and punk.

Amy Rigby was a member of NYC trio the Shams, and she later launched a string of fabulous solo records with her sublime 1996 album, “Diary of a Mod Housewife.”

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Live: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 11/9/10

November 15th, 2010, 3:00 pm by Greg
Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric (photo by Al Goldberg)

Amy Rigby and Wreckless Eric (photo by Al Goldberg)

Utterly charming.

Two delightfully idiosyncratic singer-songwriters from opposite sides of the globe have joined forces to make music that’s even a bit more left of center than what they do individually.

Having flown over from their home in France, the husband and wife duo of Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby stepped up to the microphones at Valentine’s Music Hall on Tuesday night to kick off their U.S. tour. There were no more than two dozen people in the audience.

As they sang later in the evening during “Here Comes My Ship”: “It’s such a shame.”

And it probably would have been enough to make any sane folks jump right back on a plane and go home. Not these two, however…

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CD: Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby’s “Two-Way Family Favourites”

November 8th, 2010, 11:01 am by Greg

Two Way Family Favourites(Southern Domestic Recordings, 2010):

It might be tempting to think that after just one collaborative album, the unlikely couple of Wreckless Eric and Amy Rigby have run dry creatively. I mean, why else would they record an entire album of cover tunes for their sophomore outing?

Well, because they obviously love these songs, that’s why. And that comes through loud and clear on this charming, heartfelt disc.

If there’s any doubt that these are a pair of quirky music fans, just look at their selections:

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