“We are delighted to have Marty and Amy join the growing list of performers here at Rivermill,” commented partner Kirt Schuman. “We are building a reputation as a room that guarantees great music, whether it be local talent, emerging artists or established national acts.”
Marty England’s music is in the American troubadour tradition: Americana, folk, roots rock, and occasional old- school country. It’s the common language he shares with contemporaries like Ray Lamontagne and founding legends like Johnny Cash.
For 17 years England was part of the Northeast regional powerhouse Pondering Judd, writing and recording six records, rocking a national tour in 2006, and receiving a stream of nominations and awards in return. Having his musical experience so deeply entrenched in being one of four in a band, it was a massive switch to become a solo artist. In his solo work, England has found another new road to welcome listeners down. Liberated as a songwriter with just one voice to write for and one opinion to satisfy, he is free to get at every song that waits inside him. “I want people to engage with the messages and melodies in my songs. If someone can hum a melody or recall a lyric from one of my songs three hours after a performance, it’s nirvana. If one person feels like they’ve truly connected with my songs, I feel like it’s an unmitigated success.”
Amy Petty’s sound and songwriting is a compelling and original mix, weaving folk, pop, rock and blues ballad. Art, mystery, and spirituality influence her poignant, evocative and sensual songs, showcasing heartfelt emotion behind her lyrics and provide a foundation over which her voice and choral harmonies soar. Often compared to Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morrisette and Jonatha Brooke, Amy Petty has a signature voice and style both familiar and stunningly rare.
Two of Amy’s songs are part of the award-winning documentary, Ride the Divide soundtrack, released in 2010. A commissioned work by Amy, “Do What I Can” can be found on “The Life In the Years Project,” an AARP compilation to benefit Alzheimer’s research.
Amy has performed at Carnegie Hall (December 2010), Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry NH, The Bitter End in NYC, The Maple Room in Lewiston ME, The Sheldon in St. Louis MO, Uncommon Ground in Chicago IL, Clark University, Berklee College of Music and Boston University, among others. She has shared the main stage with artists like Suzanne Vega, Catie Curtis, Christopher Williams, Sarah Bettens, Pamela Means, and Melissa Ferrick.
For more information please visit www.martinengland.com, www.amypetty.com and www.rivermillnh.com
About Rivermill at Dover Landing
Located at Two Washington Street in Dover, Rivermill at Dover Landing is the newest event space on the Seacoast. This artfully restored mill features high ceilings, exposed brick and panoramic views. Rivermill at Dover Landing is available for weddings, functions, corporate events and charity fundraisers. Parking is available on-street and within the Washington Street Mills complex. Follow the signs from Washington Street. For more information, please visit rivermillnh.com. For more information on upcoming concerts and events please follow @rivermillnh_
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Rivermill at Dover Landing is the newest event space on the Seacoast. This artfully restored mill features high ceilings, exposed brick and panoramic views. Rivermill at Dover Landing is available for weddings, corporate events and charity fundraisers.