JANUARY 30th, 2016
I just entered NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest! Here's my video:
JANUARY 13th, 2016
Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you're staying warm. I've got a couple things to tell you about. First, OPALINE is out now on limited edition vinyl, released by Rocket Heart Records out of my home town of Seattle. ORDER HERE! A small run of 300 black vinyl includes an insert with photo and lyrics and digital download code. These turned out beautifully.
Last but not least, I want to tell you that we're back in the studio, working on a new record called 'Breaking The Blues'. I'm so happy to be workng with Brian Whelan and Mark Rains once again, and it's going great. Stay tuned for information about my forthcoming album, 'Breaking The Blues'.
Taker easy. Lots of love.
OPALINE is one month old today! To celebrate we are launching a pre-order for limited edition vinyl, released by Rocket Heart Records out of my home town of Seattle. This is my first vinyl release, and I'm thrilled.
A limited run of 300 black vinyl includes a full insert with lyrics and a free digital download of the entire album. Records will ship in late 2015, assuming there are no production issues.
Order your copy HERE!
In the meantime you can help by
requesting OPALINE on your
local radio stations. Thank you for your support and thank you for
OPALINE album release show with a full band! November 14th at the Alchemy Castle!
I will have the best band in town--the fellas that played on the record will help bring OPALINE to life.
RSVP to email@example.com for the address. Show details below.
Doors open to the
public at 7:30pm.
AMY BLASCHKE will show off songs from her lovely new record at 8:30.
LUKE SWEENEY and his merry band visiting from SF will play around 9:20.
BIG SEARCH headlines, taking the stage and your hearts around 10:10.
gOSPELBEACh shares their super groovy music around 11pm.
The Peach Cobbler Gang provides homemade dessert and refreshing beverages. No alcohol will be served, but feel free to byo.
OCTOBER 26th, 2015
Hey folks. OPALINE is out now, available to order on limited edition CD from Bandcamp and digitally on iTunes. Please request OPALINE on your local radio stations. Thank you for your support and thank you for listening!
Hey folks. Lots of good news for you these days! OPALINE is now available to pre-order on limited edition CD from Bandcamp (above), including an immediate download of the album's single, "Come See About Loving Me", as well as a digital download of the full album on October 9th, 2015.
OPALINE is also available via iTunes pre-sale and preview is HERE.
OPALINE is out October 9th, and you can help by requesting this album at your local radio stations. Thank you for listening.
I'm also happy to announce that I have a new track, "Silvery Dreams In Blue" on the 41st edition of Seattle's Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly. Thanks to Levi Fuller for his dedication to compiling these amazing compilations since 2005. This time around, I share the wax with loads of great Seattle artists, including Tomo Nakayama, whom I'll be playing a show with on September 29th (see below). You can download my song and order the full compilation HERE, or pick up a copy from me and Tomo at the show.
SEPTEMBER 1st, 2015
Exclusively stream "Come See About Loving Me" and read the full piece here.
"This luscious track is bright and uplifting, with Blaschke’s gentle vocals floating on top." - Elmore Magazine 9/1/15
AUGUST 31st, 2015
friends. I'm excited to announce that "Come See About Loving Me" will
be featured nationally on the Starbucks in-store playlist for
the month of September! My new record, OPALINE,
produced by Brian
Whelan, comes out 10/9/15. An iTunes presale begins 9/12,
including an immediate download of "Come See About Loving Me".
Thanks to all the good folks helping me with this new album!
OPALINE coming soon!
AUGUST 5th, 2015
Hello friends. I am thrilled to announce the official release date for OPALINE, coming to you this October 9th, 2015, available on CD and digitally on iTunes and Amazon. OPALINE, produced by the one and only Brian Whelan, will be my first album to get a vinyl pressing. I'm ecstatic. Yes, vinyl records of OPALINE will be available early winter, thanks to Rocket Heart Records out of my hometown of Seattle!
I'm also excited to announce that the folks at Team Clermont will be helping us get the word out about OPALINE. You can help too by calling your local college radio stations and requesting OPALINE by Amy Blaschke. Thanks for your support and thank you for listening!
JUNE 20th, 2015
Hey folks. Happy Summer Soltice Eve. I'm writing you now to share a few updates. I recently had the pleasure of talking with Mike Dawson, the producer and host of a stereo music podcast called Front of House. Please find our interview with live performances HERE.
New shows added!
Catch me live in support of my
forthcoming album, OPALINE
2015 (full band)
at The Grand Ole
w/ Leslie Stevens, Austin McCutchen, CB Brand and more.
come out to Palm Springs and hang by the
July 29, 2015
Ace Hotel and Swim
Two sets from 7-9pm on the Morrocan
MAY 20th, 2015
"Well hello there. My, it's been a long, long time..." Yeah, well time keeps on slippin'! What can we do?! I hope the spring of 2015 finds you and yours happy and healthy.
writing you now to share some exciting new content, brought to you
by Joe Armstrong over
We had a good ole time taping an interview and live performances of
several songs from my forthcoming album, OPALINE. That was just a few weeks
back, and all the listening treasures are ready for you NOW at
indepday.com. To your right you
can hear "All Of
One Love", recorded with
over a beautiful new picture by Ixchel
A special thanks to Brian Whelan for lots of stuff, not least of which is this interview! He also produced said album, OPALINE. Brian, you're the best. Be sniffin' around for his forthcoming release of freight trainin', heart breakin', tuff struttin' rock 'n' roll... sooner than later.
I've also got some local shows coming up, and
I'd love to see you there, if you find yourself living in LA. First
in line is Friday, May 29th at Taix French
Restaurant. It's FREE in the lounge, and I go on
OCTOBER 13th, 2014
Hello friends! More good news thanks to Castle Peak Music. Listen for my new single, "Come See About Loving Me" on this Wednesday's episode of Nashville on ABC. Airing, Wednesday, 10/15/14 at 10pm. Yippee!
Please spread the word... tweet the news... and tune in!
SEPTEMBER 30th, 2014
Hello friends! I am writing to announce
my first major music placement, thanks to Castle Peak
"Sing Me To Sleep", from the 2007 Night Canopy release will be featured
on this week's episode of Resurrection on ABC!!! This is very
Tune in this Sunday, October 5th at 9pm PST.
Until next time! Happy
Hello friends! I have
wonderful announcements! Please check out my new single,
"Come See About Loving Me"
from the forthcoming album,
OPALINE. Exclusive listening on SoundCloud link to the right. For more info check out my earlier posts for details about OPALINE.
Second, I am so pleased to announce that I am under new management with dear old Seattle pals, Erin Tate (Minus the Bear, Hand of the Hills) and Nate Turpen (Sharks Keep Moving, State Route 522). Besides being seasoned musicians themselves, these fellas are off to a fast and furious start with their new management company Phone Home Management. Check out their facebook page and follow them on twitter @phonehomemgmt
While you're at it. Follow
me on twitter! @Amy_Blaschke
That's all for now, but there will be more soon... I promise!
APRIL 21st, 2014
Hello friends. Exciting news! I am happy to announce the making of my new album, OPALINE. Recorded February and March of 2014 in Echo Park at Station House Studio, OPALINE 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!
SEPTEMBER 9th, 2013
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
SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
9/14 - Davis CA @ Sophia's Thai Kitchen
June 1st, 2013
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND INTERVIEW ON KALX BERKELEY 90.7
JUNE 4TH 2013 7PM
March 13th, 2013
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.
Desert Varnish out today!!! CDs available via Luckyhorse Industries and
Amoeba Records Hollywood. Thank you for your support. Yippee!
February 10th, 2013
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
February 6th, 2013
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.
January 23rd, 2013
DESERT VARNISH IS HERE!
Released digitally January 18th, 2013.
December 15th, 2012
Hello dear listeners. 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!
O P A L I N E out October 9th, 2015! Order on iTunes HERE!
Order limited edition vinyl from Rocket Heart Records HERE!
RECENT INTERVIEWS WITH AMY
Photos from O P A L I N E recording sessions at Station House Studio in Echo Park. February and March 2014.
AMY BLASCHKE DESERT VARNISH OUT NOW!!!