Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] energizes swing dances, festivals and listening rooms alike. Amy performs as a one-woman band with ukulele, tenor guitar, foot percussion, mouth trumpet and harmonica, or with bands featuring top New England musicians. Combining poignant lyrics and a danceable swing, Amy’s music has drawn comparisons to Maria Muldaur, Lake Street Dive, and Anais Mitchell. She draws from blues and Vaudeville traditions, musical theatre, 80s pop and contemporary folk music with a street-smart stagecraft honed in the subways of Boston. Amy was a winner of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition and a formal showcase artist at SWRFA in 2015, WFMT Folk DJ Rich Warren’s pick for the NERFA DJ showcase in 2016, and a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist for 2018. Her second full-length album of original music, "Until the Words Are Gone," was released in 2018. She has headlined, performed and taught at ukulele festivals including Flower City in Rochester, NY and the Gaithersburg Ukefest in MD. She is a Mi-Si Electronics performing artist.
"(Until the Words Are Gone) is my new favorite album... I love the eclectic instrumentation and wide range of styles. Surprise is a sure way to hook me and I was surprised on every cut."
- Ronny Cox, actor, singer-songwriter, and storyteller
"Combining a gorgeous voice with skilled ukulele playing and witty, finely crafted songs, Kucharik offers music and entertainment of the highest quality. It has been a pleasure including her on my radio show." - Lilli Kuzma, host/producer of "Folk Festival" (WDCB Chicago and radiowayne)
"Whether solo or with band, the superb musicianship and songwriting combined with stage presence that can only be earned is an experience not to miss." - Tom Bianchi, host of the Burren Backroom Concert Series
"Somerville MA‘s Amy Kucharik and her ukulele kinda stole the show... with the light, upbeat sounds of her instrument and voice against the dark humor of her lyrics, giving the crowd a good chuckle." - Texas Outside
Cunning Folk is "...an energetic and delightful CD." - The Noise
"(Kucharik) has a truly beautiful voice that is at the forefront on this record and her writing is clever, fun and intelligent." - Red Line Roots Music Blog
"Cunning Folk is packed with original songs more akin to front-porch blues... I’m still kind of amazed that this CD exists. And if I didn’t know better, I’d fight anyone who suggested it was an independent production." - Tales From the Ragged Edge
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