Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] energizes swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative. She tours and performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her Boston-based bands Friends With Benefits and Tiger Moan. Combining poignant, witty lyricism and an infectious, danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell. Amy was a formal showcase artist at SWRFA in 2015, and WFMT Folk DJ Rich Warren’s pick for the DJ showcase at NERFA in 2016.
«Whether solo or with band, the superb musicianship and songwriting combined with stage presence that can only be earned is an experience not to miss.» — Tom Bianchi, host of the Burren Backroom Concert Series
Michael Valdez Trio opens, and Tiger Moan (Amy's blues band) provides a dance party chaser!