has been a part of Amy's life since she was very small - she started
picking out tunes on the piano when she was 4 years old, and mom and dad
got her in music lessons right away(?!) Amy studied classical piano
for 16 years, and majored in piano pedagogy at Baylor University in Waco,
Texas. She also picked up the guitar at age 12 and taught herself to
play, and studied voice in high school and college, as well as ballet.
Amy performed in "Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown" as Peppermint
Patty, "The Fantasticks" as the Mute, and "The Sound of
Music" as a dancer and chorus member at local community theatre.
Amy was born with a passion for writing songs - her first was written when
she was 9 years old - a piano piece written for the Rio Grande River.
She has written over 50 tunes and lyrics, including "Unicorn",
and continues to write Texas folk, Celtic, rock, classical and sacred
From 1980 to 1990, Amy pursued a full-time music career, playing
professionally around Texas and Louisiana, playing everything from piano
bar to ensembles, rock to jazz and pop, and Celtic music. She wrote,
arranged, produced and recorded an album of Texas folk, rock and Celtic
music using 24-track recording and engineering, working with January
Studios, Acorn Studios, and Real to Reel Studios in Dallas, as well as
MotherDubbers duplication services. She took time out to finish
raising her son in the 90's, and has bravely ventured back into the music
business to pursue her first love, Celtic music.
Amy was music director at St. Luke Catholic Church in Irving, Texas, from
1994 to 1999, and continues to write and perform sacred music, as well.
Performing in the 100 degree
heat at Hawkwood Fantasy Faire in August and September of 2000 as a roving
troubadour was Amy's debut back into the music world, where she met and
performed with many wonderful Celtic musicians, including Casey "Bearhugger"
Sledge and Shaddow Walter of October Country. Joining October
Country band and Faol
Ba'n band in November of 2000, Amy now performs with these bands, and
continues to write and perform original music written in Celtic style.
Amy's web site where you can purchase this
music and listen to a full track right here in MP3 format of her Unicorn