“...someone who completely defies categorization, marginalization, imitation or cliché...”
Currently residing in Denver CO, Lori Amey has played both small, intimate venues across the country, and some of the biggest stages, shared with the most celebrated artists of all time, including Sarah McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant, to name a few. Lori takes her audience on a deeply personal, musical odyssey with each recording and live performance, most recently demonstrated by her latest LP Big and Bold (released Jan 2018). The LP reveals the many facets of the artist - the bold, beautiful rock star, the folksy campfire storyteller, the soulful barroom balladeer, and the totally relatable, accessible pop singer. As the listener, you’re completely intertwined in the tapestry of thoughts and feelings, authentic and clearly drawn from real life, to the point that you're left wondering how anyone has the capacity to actually vocalize it all, but induced by Lori’s voice, often sweet but strong, at once unbowed and then completely vulnerable - but at all times, totally captivating. Her widely assorted, constantly evolving musical style along with her down-to-earth, disarmingly honest songwriting are reminiscent of Brandi Carlile spliced with Young the Giant. Lori Amey is at once like these artists but at the same time like no other - someone who completely defies categorization, marginalization, imitation or cliché.
Aside from setting up local and regional shows, solo and with her band, Lori Amey is also working on a music video for the single Barefoot off of Big and Bold, to be released in 2019. When not playing, writing, or recording music, her additional interest in researching and discussing topics in great detail, predominantly in the realm of society and arts and culture, have propelled her to also create and co-host a podcast. Cleverly titled We Like It Deep (Lori is a big fan of wordplay), the podcast is slated to launch in early 2019 so stay tuned for details!
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2018: "Big And Bold" Released
2005: "This Little Illusion" Released
1999: "Resignation" Released
1998: "Nothing To Say" Released