Born in small town New Hampshire and raised in the wintery suburbs of Detroit, New York chanteuse Amy Soucy (pronounced SOO-see) grew up in a musical family (a sax-playing father and brothers who played tuba, guitar, and bass). She began singing and performing at an early age in choirs and youth theater and became one of the first graduates of Michigan's only magnet high school for the performing arts.
She went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theater Performance, and hightailed it to New York City shortly thereafter, where she continued to multi-task as an actor/singer/dancer on tour, in regional theaters, and in the dark and dusty theaters of New York.
Though the lure of the footlights was fun, she couldn't shake the recurring vision of herself singing solo, guitar in hand. Prompted by personal stories and a gift for melody and imagery, in 2001 she heeded the whispers of her heart and began writing original songs; then workshopping and performing them. In 2008 Amy formed a partnership with Catskills' singer/songwriter James Krueger, and their musical travels took them from house concerts to listening rooms, to public radio across the Northeast.
Gifted with a versatile, powerful and fluid voice, Amy has performed, recorded, written and harmonized with a wide variety of musical groups artists, including powerhouse singer/songwriters Penny Nichols and Sloan Wainwright; NYC's favorite Japanese gypsy-folk band, Kagero; Comedy Central artist Stephen Lynch; and many more. She recently moved to Beacon, NY, after 20 years in New York City's creative cauldron.
If I had to describe this record with only one word, the word would be ENCHANTING!
— Sloan Wainwright
"Amy Soucy's beautiful debut album, "This River," is a balm for weary souls. Listen. Love. Let go.
— Carolann Solebello
"Amy's voice is as comforting as a walk in the autumn woods. Her new CD This River is a graceful dance with a lovely partner! Just gorgeous!"
— Joe Pszonek, "Radio Nowhere," WMSC
"It a knockout!"
— Dick Hageman, WMNR FM
Most photos: Tom Moore