August 21, 2019
Amy Kucharik and Friends with Benefits
Swing & Blues
Since 2012, Amy Kucharik & Friends With Benefits have been energizing swing dance, folk festival and listening room audiences alike. Songwriter and vocalist Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] leads a top-notch lineup including upright bass, keys and horns. 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. 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 Kerrville New Folk winner in 2015 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 worldwide on June 1, 2018.