At the same time overwhelmingly powerful and impossibly delicate, Amy Petty’s voice is haunting and unforgettable.
Her signature sound is on full display in her latest album, The Darkness of Birds. Sailing between lullaby and seduction, pleading and rebuke, her songs play out like short films, thoughtful and unconventional yet somehow familiar. Co-produced by Petty and multi-instrumentalist and engineer Andy Reed, The Darkness of Birds is sonically lush and expansive, ornamented with warm guitar tones, eclectic percussion, and hazy ethereal background vocals. The record’s broad palette offers new discoveries on repeat listens, but never takes focus away from the bones of the songs. The result is a mesmerizing, compelling and original sonic experience.
A veteran performer, Amy has appeared at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Club Passim in Cambridge MA, The Bitter End in NYC, Uncommon Ground in Chicago IL and Berklee College of Music, among others. She has shared the main stage with artists like Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Suzanne Vega and Steve Van Zandt.
“Amy is a TREMENDOUS singer. Makes the listener feel intensely right away, and in every line. ” – Susan Werner
“Amy Petty is a sold guitar player and a dynamic vocalist. I look forward to hearing more of her music.” – John Gorka
“Amy has a voice has stops you dead in your tracks. A voice that illuminates the magic of our humanity. I watched her leave the audience stunned and wanting more” – Seth Glier
“In all my years of concert attendance…I’d never witnessed a standing ovation at the end of the first set. The stellar vocal performances, the expert accompaniment were all wrapped in a commitment to the energy to fill the space, to blow up the walls in a tsunami of angst and joy, story and song.
To quote Inspector Gadget, “Wowzers!” – Paul Pattom, Founder of Trinity House Theater
Jennifer Naegele’s music weaves soul-searching musings with free-spirited whimsy. She spent the last 19 years songwriting and performing between two bay areas: The San Francisco Bay Area and Great Lakes Bay Region, the latter her hometown and current place of residence. In addition to playing regional music venues, she is frequently a musician for community and non-profit events. In June 2017 she released “Chickadee with a Little Jet Lag”, recorded at Reed Recording Company in Bay City, MI.