Thursday | July 19 | 7:00-10:00pm
Historic Trempealeau Hotel
Rochester native Amy Abts is a musician, writer, actor and artist who from the age of 7 has been performing consistently over 34 years. In 1994 she graduated from the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Minneapolis and moved to Duluth to study acting at the University of MN. During this time she began to perform her own songs (previously played only in her bedroom) in front of actual people, spurred by a chance opportunity to play live on Duluth’s pirate radio station Random Radio.
In 2006 Amy began to have some unusual medical symptoms and in 2007 was diagnosed with a degenerative cranial nerve disorder at the Mayo Clinic. This ultimately led to 2 brain surgeries in ’09 and ’10. Amy is currently booking new shows, working on new music and writing a memoir based on her unusual medical journey.
She was the first performer ever at Duluth’s Homegrown Music Festival, now in its’ 20th year. She graduated with a BFA in acting and her focus shifted to writing and performing music full time. Amy has performed with such acts as Charlie Parr, Trampled By Turtles, Haley Bonar (now HALEY), Low, the Black Eyed Snakes, the Keep Aways, Both and many others. Her new album, Fifty-Fifty, was released in February of 2018.
Amanda is a regular on the Winona music circuit and a big fan of the Cranberries. Music that is. Her signature voice and flawless strumming make her a must-see-act. Powerful vocals accompanied by solid guitar – your Thursday couldn’t be in a much a much better place.
Amanda Grace is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit: riverartsalliance.org/JOIN.