About Amy Petty
Born of the DNA of Rock and Roll and heavily influenced by classical music, Amy Petty’s sound and songwriting is a compelling, complex and original soundscape that weaves a lush tapestry of folk, pop, rock and blues ballad.
As the daughter of the soundman for the popular Detroit-area cover band “Stonebridge,” and surrounded by people who loved the music of Yes, Boston, Queen and The Scorpions, Amy’s ear developed both an appreciation for and an ability to create complex harmonies and layered vocals.
Classically trained, Amy graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from Oakland University in Rochester MI, where she received numerous awards and honors, sang lead roles in several operas, and sang with the Michigan Opera Theater, Meadowbrook Theater, the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Art, mystery, and spirituality influence and infuse her poignant songs. These sonic canvases showcase the heartfelt emotion behind her lyrics and provide a foundation over which her voice and choral harmonies soar. Often compared to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morrisette and Jonatha Brooke, Amy Petty has a signature voice and style both familiar and oh-so-new.
Amy has performed at many prestigious venues, including Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry NH, The Stone Church in Newmarket NH, The Maple Room in Lewiston ME, The Sheldon in St. Louis MO, Uncommon Ground in Chicago IL, Clark University, Berklee College of Music and Boston University, among others. She has opened for Peter Mayer, Greg Greenway and Mark Harris and has shared the main stage with Melissa Ferrick, Suzanne Vega, Christopher Williams, Maeve, Sarah Bettens and Catie Curtis.
Amy’s debut CD, “Mystery Keeps You,” produced and engineered by musical powerhouse Jacob Detering (Bonnie Raitt), and featuring spectacular performances by R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow, Peter Mayer), Eric Grossman (K’s Choice), and others, was released in July of 2008 on the Red Pill label.