Amy has shared the stage with such artists as Grammy Award Winner Marc Cohn, Jefferson Starship, Norton Buffalo, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Mason, Jesse Colin Young, The Waybacks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Pablo Cruise, Tommy Castro, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Roger McGuinn and John Stewart.

A native of Oberlin, Ohio, home to Oberlin College which is famous for its music conservatory as well as its unique history and liberal atmosphere. Oberlin provided a culturally rich environment with exposure to all kinds of world class music, theater, dance and art.
Amy’s musical influences are very diverse. She grew up listening to the popular Detroit radio station CKLW which was home and birthplace of Motown. She also enjoyed listening to Peter, Paul and Mary as well as her older brother’s Doors, Chicago and Jimi Hendrix albums. At 14 she began teaching herself to play guitar and was influenced by such artists as Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. From funk to folk Amy’s musical influences inject themselves into her music.

At 19 she left home and ventured to the San Francisco Bay Area and began playing in the local coffee houses. She later traveled to France and Italy and played as a street musician. When she returned to the states she began recording with producer, engineer, partner and now husband, Manny LaCarrubba at the Plant Recording Studios where she spent many years honing her chops as a recording artist.

In the early 90’s she signed an artist deal with Moltoforte Music and worked with seasoned pros Robin Sylvester (Beach Boys, Ry Cooder) on Bass, John Mader (Uptones, Booker T. Jones, Mariah Carey) and Latin/Jazz guitarist Tom (Edwards) Duarte. Their first performance together was at the prestigious “BMI New Music Showcase” in San Francisco. After parting ways with Moltoforte, Amy continued as an independent artist and is currently working with drummer Dave Tavel, bassist Robin Hildebrant and guitarist Peter Axtell.

When Amy had her son in 1997 she began performing and teaching music at preschools and showcases her children’s shows around the SF Bay Area at libraries and public events. Amy remains an active volunteer for Bread & Roses as well as other non-profit organizations to share music with both adults and children.