Amy Rigby will be reading from her new memoir and playing some songs solo on Tues Oct 29th Pittsburgh, PA at City Books, 7 – 9 pm
FROM THE SINGER-SONGWRITER ACCLAIMED FOR HER HONEST, INSIGHTFUL LYRICS AND ROCK & ROLL SPIRIT, A POIGNANT AND UNFLINCHING STORY ABOUT COMING OF AGE THROUGH MUSIC AND MOTHERHOOD IN 20TH CENTURY NEW YORK.
GIRL TO CITY follows one young woman’s progression from Elton John fan in the Pittsburgh suburbs to Manhattan art student; from punk show habitué to fledgling musician to cult singer-songwriter who caused a sensation with 1996 debut solo album Diary Of A Mod Housewife.
Set in a ramshackle twentieth-century New York world of homemade clubs and bands, through love affairs, temp jobs and motherhood, GIRL TO CITY describes the screw-ups and charmed moments it took for a girl in the crowd at CBGB to pick up a guitar and sing her truth on stage, creating an identity as an artist back when female musician role models were still rare. For anyone who ever imagined trying to make a life out of what they love.
“I’m beyond excited about GIRL TO CITY, a gorgeously written memoir that resounds with Rigby’s signature vulnerability and rueful wit.” — Claire Dederer, author of New York Times bestselling memoir Poser: My Life In Twenty-Three Yoga Poses
“Amy Rigby writes the way she performs and sings, laced with insight, humor, self awareness, and above all, heart.” — Lenny Kaye, musician, producer, author
AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll, and new single “The President Can’t Read” was #1 in Rolling Stone’s Real Life Top 10, March 2019. She plays her songs all over the world and writes online at diaryofamyrigby.wordpress.com. She lives with her husband and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in New York’s Hudson Valley. When she isn’t touring, she pours beer and sells books at The Spotty Dog in Hudson.
GIRL TO CITY on tour
Amy will read selections from the book & play songs from her catalog on acoustic & Danelectro 12 string guitars
Tues Oct 8 Brooklyn NY WORD
Fri Oct 11 Hudson NY Spotty Dog
Sat Oct 12 Northampton MA Parlor Room
Sun Oct 13 Cambridge MA Atwood’s
Thu Oct 17 Hoboken NJ Little City Books
Fri Oct 18 Vienna VA Jammin Java
Sat Oct 19 Wake Forest NC Listening Room
Sun Oct 20 Columbia SC Curiosity Coffee Shop
Mon Oct 21 Atlanta GA The Wrecking Bar
Tue Oct 22 Nashville TN Grimey’s
Thu Oct 24 Memphis TN Bar DKDC
Fri Oct 25 Chicago IL Book Cellar
Sat Oct 26 Madison WI Kiki’s Righteous House of Music
Tue Oct 29 Pittsburgh PA City Books
Sun Nov 3 Wayne (Phila) PA Main Point Books
Thu Nov 7 Oakland CA Starline Social Club
Sat Nov 9 Los Angeles house concert
Tue Nov 12 L.A. Stories Books
Fri Nov 15 Portland OR Turn Turn Turn
Sun Nov 17 Seattle WA Third Place Ravenna
Fri Nov 22 Rochester NY Bop Shop
Sat Nov 23 Cambridge NY Argyle Brewing at Cambridge Depot