“Each lyric she sings seems to take flight, like a balloon that slips out of a child’s hand.”-Poughkeepsie Journal
When Amy Laber picks up her guitar and begins to sing, you sense a yearning soul with the courage to tell her story. Her milk-and-honey voice and confident guitar picking blend to deliver songs that are honest and real. Amy’s music has “an intoxicating, underlying darkness,” says Chronogram Magazine. She weaves a musical tapestry of personal struggle, love, loss, and ultimately of redemption.
A Connecticut native, Amy moved to New York State to study Music Therapy at SUNY New Paltz. She felt an immediate spiritual bond with the Hudson River Valley, which inspired her journey of songwriting and performing. Amy has performed in many venues throughout the region, including Café Vivaldi in NYC, the Colony Café in Woodstock, NY, Bodles Opera House in Chester, NY and the Towne Crier Café in Pawling, NY where she has opened for Annie Haslam of Renaissance and Sean Kelly of the Samples. Amy’s music has received airplay on WELV, WKZE and WVKR where she has appeared as a featured artist on radio shows ‘Regional Frequency’ and ‘Thin Air’.
In early 2008, Amy released her debut studio recording “Cold, Cold Year”. The self-released CD includes 7 original songs and 2 cover songs, one of which is a haunting version of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Matamoros Banks’. “Cold, Cold Year” has been described as “… a post 9/11 time capsule for healing. Amy Laber’s music invites you into a winter’s novel, warming your soul, awakening your heart.”
Amy is looking forward to playing more live shows and building her fan base throughout the Northeast and beyond.