Pittsburgh Event

Amy Rigby book tour appearance Tues Oct 29th Pittsburgh at City Books, 7 – 9 pm

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