Amy Rigby

By Outpost in the Burbs (other events)

Saturday, June 8 2019 4:30 PM 7:00 PM

****Important:  Event to be held at The Van Vleck House and Gardens****

This show will be outdoors in the garden of the Van Vleck estate.  Please bring a low folding chair or blanket - no chairs will be provided.  Doors open at 4:00pm, show starts at 4:30pm sharp.

About Amy Rigby:

Amy Rigby's first solo album in a dozen years, The Old Guys has received ecstatic reviews in the US and UK.  NPR’s Fresh Air critic Ken Tucker called it one of the top ten albums of 2018. The Old Guys measures the weight of heroes, home; family, friends and time. Philip Roth and Bob Dylan, CD/cassette players, touring, the wisdom of age and Walter White, groupies, Robert Altman, egg creams, fellow musicians and mentors are paid tribute. Twelve songs written unmistakably by Amy and recorded by Wreckless Eric in Catskill New York, The Old Guys is the sound of a good girl grown up, never giving up.

Since touring the US and UK with The Old Guys, Amy released new single and video Tom Petty Karaoke and a studio version of live favorite The President Can’t Read that Big Takeover magazine calls “scathing…a potent and relevant protest song.”

“One of America’s greatest songwriters”  Nashville Scene

“…keenly observant songs about growing up, growing older and keeping the rock and roll flame alive.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Her smart, thoughtful songwriting has been knocking the wind out of listeners since she first came on the scene as a solo artist with her 1996 debut Diary Of A Mod Housewife.” No Depression   *  *  *  *  MOJO

Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. With bands Last Roundup and the Shams in eighties NYC East Village to her solo debut Diary Of A Mod Housewife out of nineties Williamsburg; through a songwriting career in 2000s Nashville and during the past decade with duo partner Wreckless Eric, she’s released records on visionary independent labels Rounder, Matador, Signature Sounds and reborn Stiff Records as well as her and Eric’s own Southern Domestic Recordings.  Her songs have been covered by Laura Cantrell, Ronnie Spector and They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh. 

For the last twenty-three years, Amy has toured the US, Canada, UK and Europe. She lives with Wreckless Eric in upstate New York. When she’s not writing and performing, she pours beer and sells books at The Spotty Dog bookstore in Hudson.


Mailing Address

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042-3357