This is a video short (2 min) about my extraordinary experience meeting master luthier Steve Klein and playing some of the most unique guitars ever made. One was a large bodied guitar similar to the one he made for Joni Mitchell, which was very meaningful for me, and another rare guitar called a “Transperformance Performer” a SELF-TUNING ACOUSTIC GUITAR!
I created this video using Final Cut Pro which I have been learning. The footage is from an iphone lending to it’s organic feel. Making video’s and short movies is a new creative passion of mine. This was my first attempt at narrating and I found it quite a challenge! Believe me singing is much easier but I’m learning as I go! Hope you enjoy!
Just completed a promotional video that features snippets of some of the songs featured our “MOSTLY JONI” show. Check it out!
Presenting “Mostly Joni,” the songs of Joni Mitchell. Performing with Amy is bassist Robin Hildebrant, whose virtuosic fretless playing recalls the legendary Jaco Pastorius. Together they capture the timeless beauty, heartfelt passion and musical mastery of one of the most poetic and influential singer/songwriters of her generation.
A really nice review from last weeks performance on KSVY Sonoma Sun 93.1 FM. ~ thank you Ken and it was wonderful to perform on your show!
“Recently Amy Wigton appeared on Mornings in Sonoma and sang ‘Little Green’ as I requested. I love this song and Amy delivered in super fine fashion. It brought tears to my eyes and a fullness to my heart. I wholeheartedly support and honor ‘Mostly Joni’ and certainly all Amy Wigton.” Ken Brown – Mayor of Sonoma
When we performed at Murphy’s – The “Snug” this past March, the Mayor of Sonoma came up to me at our break and invited me on his morning program. I’ve never done a “live” radio show before so I’m excited. Since it was a “Mostly Joni” show that we were playing, he had a special request that I perform Joni’s “Little Green” and I’m happy to oblige.
So if you’re in the greater Sonoma area and tooling about the house or on your way to work you can check it out!
Recorded live on a beautiful spring morning April 12th, on Mt. Burdell in Novato, CA. This song and showcase the wildflowers and green hills that are abundant during this time of year.
With the help of my husband the goal was to capture a “live” performance along with all that goes with it whether it’s flying bugs, birds, crickets chirping and yes perhaps those little imperfections. Just as long as it conveys the heart of the song with a well executed performance. As an experiment we recorded it with simply a zoom H2 digital recorder and our 2 iphones. Manny mastered the audio to make it pleasing to the ear by dialing out things like car noise in the distance, while keeping the birds entact.
The next morning I journeyed back the hills with my phone in my pocket and found all sorts of wildflowers. Is amazing how many you can see if you get close to the ground and really “look.” Some of these are smaller than a pea. I also stumbled upon a whole hillside full of them that I’d never seen before and they only seemed to grow in one spot. The other hikers wondered what the heck I was doing on that steep hillside. It was a nice creative adventure.
I hope I was able to bottle a little of this up for you. I hope you enjoy the song, the performance and the beautiful scenary.
Here’s is a brand new video just produced from my living room that I endearingly call, “live from the cozy.” This is a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “You Turn Me On (I’m a radio),” which is one of the tunes we perform in the “Mostly Joni” show. Robin Hildebrant plays the fretless to add that beautiful Jaco Pastorius flavor. We’re ironing out the particulars with doing these recordings and I’m learning as I go. This is definitely a punchy version of the song since I wasn’t able to really hear myself in the room.
“Mostly Joni” is perfect for classy affairs at wineries, art galleries, house concerts and intimate venues. It works well in larger venues as well. The vibe is personal and intimate and will engage an audience of any size. Joni’s music can add a special vibe to any occasion, including weddings.