Amy performs regularly across the country on both piano and accordion. While she mainly plays for contra dances, she also plays occasional English Country Dances and concerts. She grew up in the contra dance community, and began to perform for dances in 2010 in Boston. Since then, she has expanded her performance circuit, and has performed in over 20 states in the US. Below are some groups she plays with. See Amy's performance schedule here, and her original tunes here.
The Free Raisins(Audrey Knuth on fiddle, Jeff Kaufman on mandolin/electronic feet & Amy on piano/accordion) started playing together in 2010, and have evolved over the years to form a tight sound - sometimes silly, sometimes serious, always danceable. They have recorded two CDs together: a live CD in 2012, and a studio CD in 2014. See upcoming performances here.
Wake Up Robin (Audrey Knuth on fiddle, Andrew VanNorstrand on fiddle/guitar , Noah VanNorstrand on mandolin/feet & Amy on piano/accordion): Andrew, Audrey, and Amy began playing together as a trio in 2015 on a cross-country road trip, performing at various stops along the way. Noah joined them in 2016, adding his rhythmic playing to the mix. Wake Up Robin plays for contra dances, concerts, and festivals across the country. They delight listeners with a variety of musical styles, whether singing moving ballads or cowboy songs, busting out traditional fiddle tunes or original compositions. Wake Up Robin creates magical moments, joyful harmonies, and raw energy.
Photo by DEREK JACKSON, 2017
Saving Daylight (Brian Lindsay on fiddle, Alex Sturbaum on guitar/accordion & Amy on piano/accordion): A new configuration based out of Seattle and Bellingham WA, Saving Daylight delivers energetic traditional dance music. See upcoming performances here.