MP3 Amy Peterson - Issues
Amy Peterson''s mix of catchy pop and rock songs will capture your attention in a heart beat.
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For as long as I can remember, I have been singing. Singing was always something that came naturally. As a child and through my teenage years, I was quite the loner when it came to doing just that. In my bedroom is where I honed my craft singing along with greats like Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, Sheryl Crow and Melissa Etheridge. Although performing in front of people never went farther than my mother or brother, one day, I was given the opportunity to sing in front of an audience. Nervous doesn''t even describe what I felt that night. Then the song was over, the applause came, and I liked it. A lot.
Soon, I started taking guitar lessons and that enabled me to write my own songs. The first song I ever wrote entitled "Sometimes" was written in less than 15 minutes, and remains one of my favorite songs to date. Playing in cover bands from 1997 through 2000 gave me the opportunity to perform with a band all around the Chicagoland area and was a great learning experience in the music business.
At the end of 2001, I had written enough material to start recording my first album. This I did along side my husband, Thomas Janicki, who produced and engineered the recording in our home studio. At the beginning of 2002, we started recording the album and it was completed that fall. The album, entitled "Issues", is full of simple, catchy, and truthful songs. There''s nothing quite like a bad relationship to bring out really good songs. The extraordinary talents of Michael Murphy, Larry Galvan, Beth Gray, and Tim Wilsey added wonderful flavors to the album. The current line-up of the band is Michael Murphy-guitars, Larry Galvan-bass, Thomas Janicki-rhythm guitar and myself-rhythm acoustic guitar and vocals. Based in Chicago, this band includes a dedicated core of veteran musicians with the optimism and drives to make it in the music business.