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Amy Speace
01. Down the Trail
02. There Used To Be Horses Here
03. Hallelujah Train
04. Father's Day
05. Grief Is A lonely Land
06. One Year
07. Give Me Love
08. River Rise
09. Shotgun Hearts
10. Mother Is A Country
11. Don't Let Us Get Sick

Beautifully uplifting and deeply personal, Amy Speace has made the most revealing album of her career with There Used to Be Horses Here. Recorded in Nashville in just four days, the award-winning songwriter pulls directly from her own childhood memories, coming of age in New York City, and losing a parent while learning to become one.

In its most powerful moments, the album sets Speace's majestic voice to symphonic arrangements, yet her songwriting remains intimate and emotional. As a fan and friend of the Nashville band The Orphan Brigade, she invited its three members to collaborate as songwriters and co-producers, inspired by their persistent rhythms and sweeping sonic palette. Remembering her vocal sessions, she says simply, "While I was singing over what those guys were playing, it made me feel like I was flying."

While many of the subjects are heavy, There Used to Be Horses Here isn't a sad record. Instead it's a direct reflection of the 12 months between her son's first birthday and the loss of her dad, propelled by a playwright's eye for detail and a performer's gift of vocal delivery.

Speace's many champions from the folk world have included Judy CollinsMary Gauthier, and Kathy Mattea, to name only a few. She's cultivated a significant audience in the UK and Europe as well. The title track of her prior album, Me And The Ghost Of Charlemagne, was named International Song of the Year by the Americana Music Association UK in 2020.

Released 30 April 2021 available to pre order now.


March 2021



Amy Speace & The Orphan Brigade - There Used To Horses Here

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