This Little Illusion
Lori Amey evokes common experiences and emotions, deeming her music approachable and a cavalcade of sincerity and sensibility. Her stage presence is effusive and sprite in the folkful way songs, stories and thoughts are conveyed but with a sneering grin. Lori's song material speaks to an audience that has moments of helplessness and hurt, scoffs at modern day events, and yet looks forward with hope. Most impressive is the way in which she is able to weave a wide assortment of influences, ranging from Radiohead to Diana Krall, into a simple and mystical tapestry of sound. Highlights of her high-rising career thus far include: playing locally in Lilith Fair along side Sarah McLachlan, Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Sinead O'Connor and others; opening for multiple national acts such as Patty Griffin, Jonatha Brooke, Jeffrey Gaines, Over the Rhine, Joe Henry; and being chosen as one of 2 regional Northeast finalists (1 of 10 finalists nationally!) in the 'Soul City Cafe' talent search to be the opening act for Jewel's 2003 tour. More recently, Lori was chosen out of 2000 entries in the Northeast as one of the NEMO Boston songwriting competition finalists in Providence RI. She has released 4 CDs independently thus far (NOTHING TO SAY - 1998; RESIGNATION - 1999; ALWAYS - 2001; THIS LITTLE ILLUSION - 2005) and continues creating and performing regionally as well as nationally!