WUMB Presents Amy Kucharik
Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] energizes swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Drawing from blues, folk and Vaudeville traditions and with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston, Amy transports her audience to a place both timeless and familiar, but nevertheless innovative. She tours and performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with her bands, featuring some of Boston's finest musical talent. For this show, Amy features Michael Valdez on keys and Greg Toro on upright bass. Combining poignant, witty lyricism and an infectious, danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell. Amy was a formal showcase artist at SWRFA in 2015, WFMT Folk DJ Rich Warren’s pick for the DJ showcase at NERFA in 2016, and was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist for 2018. Her second full-length album of original music, "Until the Words Are Gone," was released in 2018..
"Combining a gorgeous voice with skilled ukulele playing and witty, finely crafted songs, Kucharik offers music and entertainment of the highest quality. It has been a pleasure including her on my radio show." - Lilli Kuzma, host/producer of "Folk Festival" (WDCB Chicago and radiowayne)
"Whether solo or with band, the superb musicianship and songwriting combined with stage presence that can only be earned is an experience not to miss." - Tom Bianchi, host of the Burren Backroom Concert Series