THE AMY FAIRCHILD BAND with special guest MIKEY SWEET
Friday 9/18 -
THE AMY FAIRCHILD BAND
with special guest MIKEY SWEET
$7 advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Amy Fairchild at 9:00 Mikey Sweet at 11)
Mike Greenblatt from Goldmine says, "If this stone cold roots-pop beauty doesn't catch on, it's everyone else's fault, not hers." See what all the talk is about tonight at The Lizard as songstress Amy Fairchild takes to the carpets with her full band at 9:00. Mikey Sweet, original singer/songwriter guitarist, brings his brand of Americana straight from the road. He's a story-teller with a tight, 4-piece band that can deliver intimate ballads and thunderous grooves with unparalleled musicianship. He hits at 11:00.
Northampton, MA, 1994, marks the beginning of Fairchild's musical career with the release of her first record, "She's Not Herself' which quickly garnered high honors from local papers and revealed Amy to be a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. Dirty Linen Magazine said, "Fairchild touches with a subtle power"...and Seth Rogovoy of The Berkshire Eagle, "Fairchild combines the literate intimacy of a new-folk singer-songwriter, the unerring pop-rock instincts of a Sheryl Crow and the moves of a rock goddess."
Mikey Sweet, original singer/songwriter guitarist, brings his brand of Americana straight from the road. He's a story-teller with a tight, 4-piece band that can deliver intimate ballads and thunderous grooves with unparalleled musicianship. The Mikey Sweet Band includes: Riley Godleski (drums), Kenny Lynch (lead guitar), Jeff Lynch (bass/vocals) and front man Mikey Sweet (rhythm guitar, lead vocals). With years of training/performance experience, they can take on any stage and make it happen. Mikey has performed at top-notch venues such as the Iron Horse Music Hall and The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds in Northampton, Massachusetts. With scheduled appearances in NYC and Philadelphia, Mikey is rapidly expanding his fan base. He draws his original songs from real life experiences living in the streets, loving fast and falling hard. His new album, The North King, is a stellar sound scape and rich experience from start to finish. It leaves you wanting more from this memorable and talented troubadour.
Expect to leave feeling like you've heard true confessions, hard-scrabble attitude and a damn good band.
MORE ON AMY...
In 1997, Amy took off for New York where she won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999, and in 2001, took a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize, putting her in the company of past winners Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith. Fairchild truly came into her own when she teamed up with songwriter/producer/multi-instumentalist Adam Steinberg and in 2002 released, "Mr Heart." Songs from this record went on to receive high honors in multiple songwriting contests, including first place in several categories in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Maxell Song of the Year ("Falling Down") and Billboard World Song Competition. Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone said, "If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit you'd be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good."
Now living in Boston, with 12 years between records, she has released her third album, the eponymous, "Amy Fairchild" once again produced by Steinberg, with guest appearances by Jim Weider on guitar (The Band) and Jon Graboff on pedal steel (The Cardinals, Ron Sexsmith, Norah Jones). The records have gotten numerous rave reviews and Mike Greenblatt from Goldmine says, If this stone cold roots-pop beauty doesn't catch on, it's everyone else's fault, not hers." She will be doing short, mini-tours this fall in support of the record with her full band, including a series of shows with Simon Kirke of Bad Company.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|