I’ve been writing songs and playing in bands and solo for almost (cough) thirty years. I grew up in Pittsburgh and, inspired by That Girl and “Take A Walk On The Wild Side”, left for art school in New York City the year the first Ramones album came out.
Everyday life as subject matter for lyrics has interested me since I heard Dionne Warwick sing “The moment I wake up, before I put on my makeup,” and I guess I’ve made a career of it. I started writing diary entries for my website about the realities of touring while working temp jobs and raising a daughter. Several years ago, living in rural France, I discovered they’d invented this thing called blogging, and that and the culture shock got me writing a lot more regularly. Now I’m back in the US, working on a new solo album, sometimes playing in a two-piece rock and roll group with my husband Wreckless Eric (Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby), finishing up a memoir and writing, recording and performing.
My website www.amyrigby.com has more music-related stuff.