Amy Correia

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Amy Correia
Amy Correia.jpg
Correia in 2010
Background information
Birth name Amy Correia
Genres Folk, alternative country
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels Capitol, Nettwerk

Amy Correia (born September 12, 1968) is an American singer and songwriter who grew up in Lakeville, Ma.[1]

Correia lived in New York's Chinatown after graduating from Barnard College. She worked in advertising, writing copy by day, while at night honing her songwriting and performing in clubs like Sin-é Cafe on the lower east side. A chance meeting with Blind Melon guitarist, Christopher Thorn, who'd stopped by the small club while on tour, led the two to make several recordings which helped Correia eventually sign with Virgin Records.

While signed to Virgin Records, Correia recorded an album of songs at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studios in New Orleans with Christopher Thorn producing, but the album went unfinished. Correia left Virgin with her master recordings and signed with Capitol/EMI, which released her debut "Carnival Love" in 2000. Correia recorded the album "Lakeville" with her own money. It was produced by Mark Howard, who also has produced Willie Nelson and Lucinda Williams. The Canadian label, Nettwerk, licensed and released it in 2004.

Her third album, "You Go Your Way", recorded in 2009 with producer/arranger/bassist Paul Bryan, was funded by her fans. The story was picked up by Anthony Mason for CBS News, who featured Correia as one of a growing number of artists who are looking to their fans rather than a label to fund their albums.[1]

Correia is the recipient of three 2012 Independent Music Awards.[2] "You Go Your Way" was named best folk/singer-songwriter album by a panel of influential artists and industry professionals. "You Go Your Way" also won the Vox Pop award, determined by fan voting, for best folk/singer-songwriter album. The single, "Love Changes Everything" won the Vox Pop award for best love song.

Correia tours throughout the U.S. and has performed with artists including Marc Cohn, Richard Thompson, John Hiatt, Freedy Johnston, Emmylou Harris, Jason Crigler, Rebecca Martin, Josh Rouse, Duncan Sheik, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Julian, Jesse Harris, Ollabelle, Aimee Mann, Kenny White, Jonathon Spottiswoode, Everclear, The Dandy Warhols, Allison Moorer, Tara McLean, Kendall Payne, Shannon McNally, Charlie Musselwhite, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips, Dredd Scott, Julia Fordham, Jess Klein, Kerri Powers.

External links[edit]

About Her Music[edit]

  • "No Depression", Russell Hall, 2004: "Lakeville is a beautifully Spartan affair."
  • "New York Times", Jon Pareles, 2004: "Amy Correia doesn't pretty up her voice on 'Lakeville'. It's shaky and scratchy; it misses notes and sometimes catches or cracks. At first her songwriting can sound just as unpolished, with melodies that are reveries on old blues, folk or gospel. But like Michelle Shocked and Tom Waits, Ms. Correia turns imperfections into intimacies."
  • "Paste Magazine", Holly George Warren, 2004: "Four years removed from the release of her acclaimed major label debut, 'Carnival Love', singer/songwriter Amy Correia returns with 'Lakeville'. The album is a quiet little gem co-produced by Correia with Mark Howard on her own dime. Her melodies stick in your gourd, while her fanciful word play keeps you guessing."
  • "CD Shakedown", Randy Krbechek, 2001: "Amy's delivery is all her own; her voice is honey, and the beat infectious and syncopated."

Discography[edit]

  • 2010 You Go Your Way (Independent release)
  • 2004 Lakeville (Nettwerk 2004)
  • 2000 Carnival Love (Capitol 2000)

Compilations/Collaborations[edit]

  • 2011 Cynic "Carbon-Based Anatomy" (Seasons of Mist, 2011)
  • 2008 "Join the Parade- Live" Marc Cohn (Featured vocalist on "Giving up the Ghost")
  • 2008 "The Music of Jason Crigler" (Lead vocalist, "Bush and a Tree")
  • 2008 Cynic "Traced in Air" (Seasons of Mist, 2008)
  • 2005 "She Do, She Don't" (Composer/Arranger/Co-producer "Lakeville")
  • 2005 "Public Displays of Affection"(Composer/Arranger/Co-producer "Hold On")
  • 2005 Jonathon Rice "Trouble is Real”
  • 2002 "The Metropolitan Museum of Art: American Folk Music” (Composer/Arranger/Co-producer “Blind River Boy”)
  • 2001 “I-10 Chronicles Vol. 2: One More for the Road” (Lead Vocalist, “Gasoline Alley/It’s All Over Now”)
  • 1997 Richard Julian "Richard Julian”

Radio[edit]

  • NPR "Mountain Stage" (2007, 2004, 2000)
  • NPR "All Songs Considered" (2004)
  • NPR/WXPN "World Café " with David Dye (2004, 2000)
  • NPR/WNYC "Soundcheck " (2004)
  • NPR/WUMB "Wood Songs Old Time Radio Hour" (2004)
  • WFUV Vin Scelsa's "Idiot's Delight" (2004, 2000)
  • KCRW "Morning Becomes Eclectic" (2000)

Television[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • 2000 "79 Degrees in July" (Independent) – Writer/Arranger/Co-producer, "Angels Collide" and "Glorious Bluebirds”

Further reading[edit]

  • Washington Post, Amy Correia's Unique Voice at the Iota (Concert Review) July 20, 2006
  • The New York Times, Critic's Choice: New CDs by Jon Pareles, January 11, 2004
  • The New York Times, Defying Types to Undermine Assumptions by Ann Powers, January 23, 2001
  • Boston Herald, Just Push PLAY: Our Critics Pick Best CDs of 2004
  • Paste Magazine, Singer/songwriter Foots Bill for Outstanding New Album (Album Review) Dec 2004
  • American Songwriter, Vulnerable & Fierce (Album Review) November 2004
  • No Depression, No More Carnival Rides (Feature) by Russel Hall, November 2004
  • Entertainment Weekly, Puts the Sweet in Bittersweet (Short Takes, Review) October 2004
  • Harp Magazine, Rants and Faves (Album review) November 2004
  • Timeout New York, Music (Concert Preview) October 3, 2004

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CBS News
  2. ^ "11th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners Announced!" Independent Music Awards, May 2, 2012. Retrieved on September 4, 2013.