Old Sloop Coffeehouse Presents: Amy Black Band, with Megan Burtt

Amy Black is a Boston based singer/songwriter with storytelling and Southern tradition in her blood. She burst onto the Boston scene a few short years ago and in record time, she and her band have become one of the most sought after new acts in New England, sharing the stage with Chris Isaak, The Courtyard Hounds, Rodney Crowell and Joe Ely, and playing to packed houses across the region. Black also recently made her mark down south as a featured artist on the live radio show “Music City Roots” hosted by Jim Lauderdale and as a headliner at The Basement in Nashville and Eddie’s Attic in Georgia at the Americana Music Association’s annual event.

Black’s background is as refreshingly honest as her music. “My parents are from the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama,” Amy explains. “But my dad is a preacher so we moved around a lot when I was a kid. I grew up in Missouri and Alabama and at 16, my parents moved the family to Boston. Talk about culture shock!”

Music has coursed through Megan Burtt’s veins since experimenting with melodies and rhythms on her grandmother’s piano at age 6. Her first compositions were gifts for family members’musical messages and observations infused with the innocent optimism of childhood. Over the next ten years, while her peers were making mix’tapes of grunge’rock songs, Megan was at the piano processing her experiences through song. At 15 she found her father’s old guitar in the attic and was immediately inspired to her life’s calling. She began writing songs and only a year later won the Colgate Colorado Songwriting Competition.

Tickets: $10

Day of show suggested contribution: $12
65 or over: $7, under 18: $5, family: $24