I ran into my friend Dave DeCastro at SXSW a couple of months ago, where he was playing bass for Amy Speace. Been meaning to check her out ever since...and finally, working on pitches for Philadelphia Weekly, had a chance to take a listen.
She's definitely a little countrier than I usually go, but very smart, very honest and with a wonderfully smoky voice... Here she is playing the title song from her new album Killer in Me in lower manhattan. You can almost smell the soup dumplings from over in chinatown.