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Update #24 - For backers only

Happy Holidays to my Kickstarter Family

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Update #23 - For backers only

Happy Summer

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Update #22 - For backers only

Almost to the finishing line..

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Update #21

NPR "All Things Considered"!

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Hi Kickstarter Family--

It's the winding down of the Amy Speace & The Storm Tour part 1. We played Ann Arbor, MI tonight at The Ark, one of my favorite venues in the country. We've been on the road now since April 9th, stuffed into my minivan, listening to podcasts of "This American Life", driving through rain and snow, dodging tragedies in the northeast, traffic in DC, a near miss car wreck for The Sea The Sea. But we are all safe and intact and having an amazing time.  I've met many of you along the tour route-thank you for coming up and introducing yourselves as one of my "Kickstarters"! I feel like I know all of you. We head to Grand Rapids on Friday and Chicago on Saturday and then home to Nashville for a few days before Atlanta on 5/4, Knoxville on 5/8 and Nashville on 5/9.

We taped an episode of "Mountain Stage" on Sunday and I got to share the stage alongside Billy Bragg (who hugged me), The Flatlanders (my new favorite people on the planet), Suzzy Roche (I got to harmonize with her! A Roche?? Seriously...) and Joe Pug who I adore. I'll let you know when it airs.

I wanted to share this piece in case you missed it. I had the great pleasure of spending time at the NPR studios in DC last week to interview with Jacki Lyden for "All Things Considered".  It was an incredible day, topped off by playing IOTA Cafe in Alexandria, VA with my parents and brother and cousins in the audience. So in case you missed it, here's the link:

NPR: ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

Also, check out my new website with links to the press that's coming in. AMY SPEACE.COM  It's really blowing me away how this record is being heard. After the NPR piece aired, we were at #1 on Amazon's "Movers & Shakers" Chart. NUMBER ONE!!! That's because I went from ranked 6,000 to 24 in a few hours. Do you know f*&%#( cool that is for a folk singer like me to read?? Unbelievable. We are now #4 in the Pop Singer-songwriter chart there. That's the power of good radio. But, I have to say this, it's thanks to being able to hire Shore Fire Media, my PR firm, who are doing a kickass job. I spent more than $16,000 on the campaign -- that's way more than I spent on actually recording the record. But you can see why now, right? And there's NO WAY I could have paid for them without your help.

Again, so much gratitude for your continued support. I feel like we're all in this together.

xoxo

Amy


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Ok. Really. This is the video

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