My Music



AMY NELSON RELEASES NEW SONG, VIDEO AND ALBUM
EDUCATED WOMAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Educated Woman is a song, an album and an accompanying music video set to be released in April of 2019. The song itself is a crossroads of memory, location and the pursuit of individuality. The words lean into an anthem for those who are misunderstood, tired of it and demanding to be free to live as they wish to. 

The debut album follows suit with a collection of 10 live off the floor recordings, all written by Nelson with the exception of two public domain songs. Educated Woman exists to represent Amy’s everyday experiences as a woman alongside her memories of longing, love and the often desperate and brooding feelings one may go through living in today's world. 

With a folk-root sensibility and the ghostly drone of Nelson's archtop guitar meeting bowed bass, washboards, banjos and lapsteels, Educated Woman makes firm connections to songs in the rural folk music canon, while also having an identity of its very own. Nelson's fantastically expressive voice and quivering vibrato are present throughout each song - 

The "Educated Woman” music video was made in collaboration with Albertan filmmaker Gillian McKercher, who also worked on Amy's 2017 music video How Long Blues. The idea was to create a technically and visually accomplished piece of video art to support Amy’s debut album of the same name. 

ABOUT AMY NELSON 

Calgary’s Amy Nelson is a conduit of voices from the past, reverentially channeling the sounds of depression-era blues and Appalachian mountain music through the raw reality of an Albertan feminist. Haunting and honest, gritty and passionate, Amy finger-picks her way through guitar and banjo tunes that bind together wit, beauty and truth. 







Notable performances:
Artist in Calgary Collection documentary
1st place win in Ship & Anchor songwriter competition March 2016
Wide Cut Weekend festival October 2016 & October 2017
Femme Wave festival November 2016 & November 2017
Interview with SoundScape on Shaw TV 2017 
Won 10k storyhive grant for How Long Blues music video.
Finished an Alberta + British Columbia twenty day tour with shows every night. 
Played with the Kensington Sinfonia.
Opened for Colin Linden 2018
Opened for Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) 2018



"Highlights include traditional-banjo songstress Amy Nelson, whose turn-of-the-century (the 20th for clarity) styling is second to none." - beatroute magazine

To listen:
- DEBUT ALBUM "EDUCATED WOMAN" COMING OUT APRIL 12TH 2019 


For bookings contact:
amyflyingakite@gmail.com