Amy Featured in the Boston Globe

Excerpt from the Boston Globe:

Given that she grew up in Missouri and Alabama, Amy Black should not have had to move to Boston to fall in love with Southern roots music. But that’s how it happened.

When her father, a minister, moved the family north to take a church in Boston, the teenage Black was exposed to artists such as Massachusetts icon Bonnie Raitt, who mixes elements of blues, rock, folk, and country into her strong-woman’s vocal style.

“That really grabbed me,’’ Black recalled last week. After hearing John Hiatt’s composition “A Thing Called Love,’’ a song that Raitt made the charts with, Black asked herself, “Where has this music been?’’

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