\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **APRIL 21ST, 2014** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
Hello friends. Exciting news! I am happy to announce the making of my new album, O P A L I N E. Recorded February and March of 2014 in Echo Park at Station House Studio, O P A L I N E is produced by Brian Whelan, engineered by Mark Rains and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering. This is my best work yet, and I can't wait to share it with you. Here are some pictures from the studio...
Next I'd like to share my new partnership with Andrea Matos, owner at Castle Peak Music. We will be working together to place my music.
More news soon. Happy Spring!
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
Hello friends. I am happy to announce that I am hitting the road for the second half of September in support of my album, Desert Varnish. This will be an expedition to remember, traveling under the desert sun with old buds, Low Hums (Seattle) and Mike Coykendall (Portland), and new friends to be made along the way. I'll join the caravan as we pass through California, Arizona and Utah. Come and listen, tell a friend, spread the sound and take good care.
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
9/14 - Davis CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **June 1st, 2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON KALX BERKELEY 90.7
JUNE 4TH 2013 7PM
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **March 13th, 2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
ANNOUNCING FULL-BAND PERFORMANCE AT THE GRAND OLE ECHO IN MAY!
Please join me for my first full-band performance of Desert Varnish at the Grand Ole Echo on May 12th, 2013 at the Echo in Echo Park. I am so excited to share the stage with Ian Walker on bass, Jebin Bruni on keys, Cheryl Lynn Caddick on drums and backup vocals, and Ryan Richter on lead guitar. Ian and Jebin played on the record!
This is sooo exciting, what an amazing crew!
See you there.
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **February 19th,
2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS ///
Desert Varnish out today!!! CDs available via Luckyhorse Industries and
Amoeba Records Hollywood. Thank you for your support. Yippee!
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **February 10th,
2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS ///
First ink! Check out the first review of Desert Varnish on BuzzBands.LA
Includes a free download of "What I'm Asking Of"
by Kevin Bronson February 10th, 2013
of Amy Blaschke’s Americana is in the details — her
fragile voice at once exuding strength and vulnerability, lyrical
moments that work like weathered photographs, spare arrangements
that let her songs breathe. Blaschke, a Seattle native who last
released an album in 2007 (under the name Night Canopy), returns
this month with “Desert Varnish,” recorded two years ago with
collaborators Joshua Grange (guitar), Jebin Bruni (keyboards), Ian
Walker (bass) and Steve Nistor (drums), all of whom boast
impressive resumés, none of which stand in the way of Blaschke’s
unspoken mantra that frequently understatement is the strongest
statement of all. The album is out Feb. 19 via Bird on a Lyre
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **February 6th, 2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
Hello dear listeners,
If you reside in the greater Los Angeles area your presence is requested! Please join us for...
DESERT VARNISH - CD RELEASE SHOW
February 20th at the Standard in Hollywood
FREE 7:30-10:00 pm in the Cactus lounge
After many Desert Nights at The Standard, many many moons, and all the changing space of air and life between...
Presenting DESERT VARNISH, the fourth album by Amy Blaschke, produced by Joshua Grange.
Join us for the CD release show at The Standard in Hollywood with Brian Whelan and Joe Bourdet. No cheap tricks, just great tunes by the best of 'em. Come early, cause you can't stay late.
BRIAN WHELAN - tuff troubadour extraordinaire - new album Decider out now!
JOE BOURDET - searing guitarist and songwriter in the Whispering Pines.
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **January 23rd,
2013** \\\*** \\\ NEWS ///
DESERT VARNISH IS HERE!
Released digitally January 18th, 2013.
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **December 15th, 2012** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
Hello dear listeners. Well, a few things have changed since I wrote you last. Change, the one thing we can count on... I am very excited to announce that the album I recorded in January 2011, Desert Varnish, produced and engineered by Joshua Grange, featuring Grange on guitar, Ian Walker on bass, Steve Nistor on drums and Jebin Bruni on keys, is mastered and ready to be released. I will self-release a small run of CDs, available on my site and from CD Baby. Digital downloads will be available as well. Stay tuned.
I still can't wait for you to hear the tracks I recorded with Mark Rains and Rob Douglas in October, "All of One Love" and "Walking with the Rise". These songs will still be coming soon in early 2013! Thank you to these incredible players for making the songs more beautiful than I could have imagined: Rob Douglas on bass, Brian Whelan on keys and oohs and ahs, Lemar Carter on drums, Joachim Cooder on drums and percussion and Eric Heywood on guitar and pedal steel. Wow!
Happy New Year!
May 2013 be the best year yet!
\\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***/// **September 10th, 2012** \\\*** \\\ NEWS /// ***///
Hello dear listeners. I'm heading into the studio early this fall to record a 7" with Mark Rains at Station House Studio in Echo Park. With Rob Douglas producing, we will lay down two tracks: "Walking with the Rise" and "All of One Love". More details coming soon.
Mark Rains and Station House Studio in Echo