Brighter Than Fireflies
National award-winning singer/songwriter/storyteller, Amy Lowe, has captivated audiences from concert halls to schools around the world. She is the recipient of two Educational Press Distinguished Achievement Awards, the Parents' Choice- Best 25 of 25 Years Award, the Parents Choice Gold Award, and Two Parents' Choice Silver Awards. Her critically acclaimed songs have been heard on radio and television and her recordings have been recommended by Booklist, Library Journal, and School Library Journals. These days, she performs and tours a variety of original shows throughout the country. Brighter Than Fireflies Ages: All Ages Producer: Emphasis Entertainment Group/Emphasis Kids Review: Lowe's strong, melodic voice narrates her songs of vignettes and slices of everyday life. She tells tales of a very rhythmic rabbit in the jazzy "Miles BeBoppin Hoppin," while she employs some lovely marimba on the light, island reggae of "If I Were I Bird." Lowe offers consistently intelligently themed songs, which will capture and charm children's imaginations. Amy Lowe's contemporary folk-style music will remind many adults of songs by artists such as Amy Rigby, The Indigo Girls, and Dar Williams. Lahri Bond Parents' Choice Amy performs a variety of touring shows that spark the imagination, inspire, entertain and teach. A Sampling of Her Composition Credits & Commisioned Works Include: * Critically acclaimed music for the theater * Four National Award-Winning CD's * Several touring shows * An original Christmas album, with universal themes in a wide range of styles entitled In The Spirit * Math Music-1 & 2- CD/ CD-ROM's for students and teachers * All Aboard-Story & Song w/ Megan Wells (commissioned by the Chicago Historical Society) *Voices of Arizona- The Journey of Estevanico (a touring show commissioned by Arizona Theater Works) * Movin-In Building A Town/The Story of Naperville- (CD & Live performance Series) * Musical Museum Audio Tour- Naper Settlement Museum These days, she is busy writing and recording new works, touring, performing and conducting workshops and residencies throughout the country. She is comfortable performing for and presenting to all ages. Artist Statement All my life I've been filled with a passion to harness sound and use it as a vehicle for expression. I hear music in the beating of a heart, in the ticking of a clock, in the crash of thunder. Sound is all around us, and music is an integral part of our lives. Over the years, I've written hundreds of songs and have guided others through the same process. I believe that each of us has our own innate ability to create and express ourselves. My medium is music. In ancient Egypt, music was known as "the soul's medicine." My goal is to inspire others to explore the magic of sound, to find the rhythm in rhyme, and use music as a collaborative medium of communication, sharing, and learning.