Amy Rigby Performing Songs and Reading from her new Memoir



SUNDAY 3.15.19

$12 ADV / $15 DOS

DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM


Singer/songwriter Amy Rigby returns to the Colony to read stories and play songs from her brand-new memoir. GIRL TO CITY follows one young woman’s progression from Elton John fan in the suburbs to Manhattan art student; from punk show habitué to fledgling musician with bands Last Roundup and the Shams, to cult singer-songwriter who caused a sensation with 1996 debut solo album Diary Of A Mod Housewife.

Set in a ramshackle twentieth century New York world of homemade clubs and bands, through love affairs, temp jobs and motherhood, GIRL TO CITY describes the screw-ups and charmed moments it took for a girl in the crowd at CBGB to pick up a guitar and sing her truth on stage, creating an identity as an artist back when female musician role models were still rare. For anyone who ever imagined trying to make a life out of what they love.


“Amy Rigby writes the way she performs and sings, laced with insight, humor, self awareness, and above all, heart.” Lenny Kaye, musician, producer, author

“The best rock memoir I read all year.” Ken Tucker, NPR/Fresh Air

“Amy Rigby writes about her life with disarming honesty. Her graphic descriptions of people and places in NYC and London, while struggling to ‘make it’ during a crucial period for music, all go to make this a ‘must-read’ memoir.” Will Birch, author of Cruel To Be Kind – The Life and Music of Nick Lowe

“You can feel the distortion, smell the damp, see the clothes, hear the guitars.” Dave Thompson, Goldmine

“…an instant classic.” Big Takeover

“Like the best memoirs, it’s her story but we find ourselves in it.” The Daily Beast

AMY RIGBY is a songwriter, musician and performer. Her most recent album The Old Guys was voted one of the top 100 albums of 2018 in the Pazz & Jop US music critics’ poll, and her single “The President Can’t Read” was #1 in Rolling Stone’s Real Life Top Ten, March 2019. She plays her songs all over the world and lives with her husband and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in New York’s Hudson Valley.

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Mar 15 2020


8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Colony Woodstock NY
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