This Saint Valentine's Day was the second night of a residency at New York City's best music listening room, The Rockwood Music Hall.
Amy Lyn Vachal
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
This Saint Valentine's Day was the second night of a residency at New York City's best music listening room, The Rockwood Music Hall. The hall is pided into 3 different areas or stages each with a different and distinct flavor. Stage 3 is an intimate room holding perhaps 50 people and is quickly becoming my favorite place to see live music. In concert this particular night was singer/ songwriter Amy Lyn Vachal debuting tunes from her first full length effort entitled "Strawberry Moon". Some of you might remember Amy from her appearances during the 2016 season of the "The Voice" on television. Still I'm not quite sure why she didn't walk away with the grand prize on this competition because she is an absolutely amazing performer. This night she appeared as a solo performer singing and playing acoustic and electric guitar accompanied on a few tunes by cellist Susan Mandel. One of the highlights of the evening for this old radio DJ was hearing Amy performing her original tune "Honey" with her cellist playing the melody to the old standard, "Stand By Me" along with her. It was an absolutely perfect juxtaposition of tunes and was a delight to the ears.
The evening , of course, was given over to songs from her newest release and an excellent collection of tunes it is to be sure. The album can best be described as falling within the singer/ songwriter genre but just a notch or two above the rest of the pack. On stage Amy comes off as a totally professional artist with a distinct air of shyness about her. I left the hall that night with the distinct feeling that this young woman deserves and needs to be heard by an audience not only locally but world wide. For more information on Amy check out her web site: www.amyvachal.com
Chris MacIntosh aka Grandfather Rock