June 2013: Letters Home gets a little love from overseas in Maverick Magazine.
April 2013: Letters Home is featured in the StoneWall Society New Artist / New Music Welcome Sampler
January 2013: DJ Paul Corby features "A Month Of Sundays" on his blog: "Multiple amazing artists and song-mongers are massing on Queen Street West on Sunday afternoons in the coming month... Expect collabos, photo ops and historically unprecedented jams."
"...an ongoing all-star mini-festival of original song, curated by Amy Campbell and starring a galaxy of the best and brightest local song-crafters..." Rootsmusic.ca
Our little series at The Mascot is featured in a really cool, Toronto-music-scene blog: The View From The Corner Stool
Praise for Letters Home
"Letters Home is not only as good as her previous album, it is better. It is smooth and beautiful in just the right places and it sets moods. It rends the heart and shuffles and at times almost cries. It sets the bar higher, too. These songs are also personal and they too have heart and soul. "(Frank Gutch Jr.) read the full review (and sweet story) at Folk and Acoustic Music Review
"Amy is a masterful lyricist, fully adept at using techniques and tools to create vivid imagery, crafty euphemisms and witty metaphors."(Anne-Marie Brugger, Earshot) read the full review on earshot-online.com
"it's a precise and meticulous work, with well-crafted songs and well-chosen words... Strong and intimate, this is the music of relationships and bare hearts, stripped down to its essentials. Distance plays a big part, being away from the "one thing that can make me feel right". Don Kerr's subtle production keeps the focus on the lyrics and melodies, with just the gentlest touches of acoustic bass, brushed drums, sweet strings and real piano joining Campbell's acoustic. It's modern folk with classic touches." (Bob Mersereau, CBC) read the full review on CBC.ca
"Amy Campbell's latest effort Letters Home is like a breath of fresh air... The songs are well crafted; each an intensely personal look at those situations that life throws at us all." (Steve Clarke "Acoustic Planet", CHES 101.5 FM)
"Amy Campbell’s sophomore record is a tightly produced adventure in Canadiana. The results on Letters Home are sprawling and intimate; song-by-song Campbell very explicitly lays out her longing for the East Coast, weaving personal tales as well as her indisputable influence, Joni Mitchell." (Noah Siegel, NewCanadianMusic.com)
"...one of the sweetest voices on the Canadian music scene." (Michael Rowan, Amherst Island Public Radio)
"If you want something very cool (Go ahead! Treat yourself!), this will do nicely." (Frank Gutch Jr. heralds the arrival of Letters Home on vinyl in his column Music For a Rainy Day)
Tara Thorne at The Coast gets me to say all sorts of things I wouldn't usually in her lovely little article.
Bradley Turcotte's thoughtful and thorough artist profile in Xtra.
Angela Scappatura writes a lovely, varied profile in The St. Catharines Standard.
"Amy Campbell's tunes just might inspire you to start writing in cursive again." (Lori Mastronardi waxes poetic in the London Free Press)
Thanks to IN Toronto magazine for featuring the release party in their calendar!
Sept 28, '09 - My song 32 Years is featured on the North by East West Mixtape Podcast #22. This is a great blog, definitely worth checking out!
Sept 2009 - My song This Poetry is named to "New Century's Top 40 Heatseeker Tracks".
Sept 2009 - Mark Boutros's review of Indie Music Night in Princeton, New Jersey
"... an unexpected, pleasant surprise... subtle but captivating..."
Amy Campbell's Oh Heart, Oh Highway, (#1 this month) serves up a multi-media delight... a collection of excellent songs, warm, moving and poetic.
April 2009 - Thursday Blend
February 2009 - Feature Interview: The Movements.com
Read the full text here.
January 2009 - Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange review
"It is intense, it is beautiful, it is heartrending and uplifting... my pick for Album of the Year..."
We ♥ Music Podcast-
Feature interview - hear it here
December 17, 2008 - NOW Magazine
"Campbell’s voice is warm and inviting, her guitar-playing deft and her lyrics emotionally naked."
November 2008 - Xtra profile and review of Oh Heart, Oh Highway
"... a delicately woven tapestry..."
October 23, 2008 - The Coast
"...a complex cross-country journey."
August 2008 - Capitol Xtra
"... Yellow Door demonstrates that if Campbell’s style has changed at all, it’s only evolved to become more decisive with bolder guitar compositions and unapologetic lyrics..."
January 2005 - Empowerment4Women Magazine.
"...Architecture is evidence of an artist greatly attuned to her thoughts, feelings, and experiences, and incredibly astute at translating herself into her music...”
"...Campbell seems poised to breathe through and, as one reviewer has boldly predicted, "inherit Joni Mitchell's place as Canada's quintessential female singer-songwriter." She is currently compiling songs for her first full-length studio album... undoubtably it will be as insightful and emotionally forceful as Live, moving Campbell one step closer to proving that reviewer correct..."
December 2004/January 2005 - Exclaim! review of The Halifax Pop Explosion.
"...One of Halifax's most prominent folkies at the moment, Amy Campbell certainly has a beautiful way with a guitar. She needn't have sung a note, as her graceful Joni Mitchell-esque playing absolutely hypnotizes ... Campbell sings a collection of sad relationship tunes in a voice one could fall in love with..."
March 29, 2005 - Rocketgirls.net
Feature Interview - Amy Campbell Takes Over The World
January 28, 2005 - The Coast
Songs for a Winter's Night is a "Sure Thing"
December 2004 - Amy Campbell, Rose Cousins and BattleAxe Folk are profiled on CBC Moncton's Mainstreet.
"...Amy and Rose have realized that the pure creation of song is priceless, and have refused to place a corporate price tag on their work. They've found a way around it that sort of redefines how money and music work together, mostly through the promotion of their music along with raising awareness of social issues..."
September 2004 - "Architecture" is reviewed in Herizons
“...Simply put, Campbell is well poised to one day inherit Joni Mitchell’s place as Canada’s quintessential female singer-songwriter...”
September 2004 - "Architecture" is reviewed in Exclaim!
"...the result demonstrates the real presence a solo performer can provide... Like a purging for the emotionally distraught...”
March 10, 2004 - Amy Campbell is Estrogen Nation's artist of the month
"...She writes about the regrets and hopes that we experience in all our relationships, using great metaphors and even greater insight. You can’t help but see the good, the bad, and sometimes embarrassing, about yourself in this music..."
January 12 , 2004 - RisMixLive - Whitby, ON
...every song is vividly painted and unrelentingly poignant in execution...
January 8 , 2004 - Eye Weekly - Toronto
From John Sakamoto's Anti-Hit List
6. AMY CAMPBELL, "The Architecture": ...A founding member of the BattleAxe Folk collective, this Newfoundland native may sound like a cross between Ani DiFranco and The Indigo Girls, but there's a sly dynamic at work here - namely a forthright admission of emotional detachment - that makes this bout of quiet deliberation something more than the sum of its influences.
November 27 , 2003 - HFX (Daily News Entertainment Supplement)
HFX hops on board for Architecture's release.
"...Though she is a classically-trained pianist, Campbell accompanies herself on acoustic guitar, using a variety of alternate tunings. She's a beautiful singer, with a rich and musical voice, with echoes of artists like Ani DiFranco and Joni Mitchell......"
November 27 , 2003 - The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)
More praise for Architecture.
"...Listening to Amy Campbell's emotionally naked compositions is like reading someone's diary, full of open confessions of unrequited love, fierce longing and the ache of old regrets....."
November 20, 2003 - The Coast (Halifax)
Amy Campbell's impending release Architecture is profiled.
"...A tight seven song package, Architecture does transport you. Anyone who's ever been to a Campbell concert... will instantly recognize the awkwardly comfortable dialogue, melodically and rhythmically intriguing vocals and confident, finger-picked guitar playing...."
September 4, 2003 - The Coast (Halifax)
Amy Campbell (along with some pals) get props in The Coast's annual Back To School Special
"...If you like acoustic singer-songwriters like Ron Sexsmith and Ani Difranco... names to watch for [are] Amelia Curran, Al Tuck, Rose Cousins and Amy Campbell..."
March 7, 2003 - The Daily News (Halifax)
Amy Campbell and BattleAxe Folk are profiled in Halifax's Daily News
"...Amy Campbell... the driving force behind the idea to bring together like-minded women artists into a loose collective..."
March 6, 2003 - The Coast (Halifax)
Amy Campbell is named Favorite Solo Performer (female) in the Reverb Readers Poll
"...she's a skillful dispenser of the finest raw, emotional, guitar-led songs..."
March 3, 2003 - Atlantic Zone
Amy Campbell visits Carla's Corner for an interview
"...She's funny, articulate and informed. But best of all, she puts her words into action..."
February 20, 2003 - The Chronicle-Herald (Halifax)
"...music that reaches into human experience and comes back with stories written from the soul..."