New Orleans based singer, songwriter and pianist, Amy Trail mixes thoughtful compositions with the beating heart of her band and tops it off with a searing vocal that is “by turns soulful, sensual and powerful” (Ben Rogers “Where Y’at” magazine).
Songwriter// Amy Trail’s music, a roots influenced soul pop, creates a sound that’s familiar yet fresh. Amy’s songwriting is heavily grounded in 1970s and 80s influences such as Steely Dan, Bill Withers, Rickie Lee Jones and Prince. Her songwriting harkens back to the great analog era of early FM radio while at the same time carving out a niche that is uniquely her own.
Amy has recorded five albums of original material and has collaborated with many New Orleans artists/bands. Most recently, vocal group The Asylum Chorus and singer-songwriter Margie Perez.
In addition to her personal projects, Amy’s compositions have been featured on Margie Perez’ “Offbeat” album of the year nominated “Love is All” release and spots on the internationally syndicated television program, “NCIS: New Orleans”.
Session Vocalist// Amy is a seasoned session vocalist, working with a variety of artists including Tom Waits, Clint Maedgen (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and Rich Collins (Imagination Movers). Amy sings in the Mezzo, Soprano I and Soprano II ranges.
Vocal Arranger/Vocal Producer// Amy has worked extensively in creating vocal arrangements for small ensembles. Most notably for the New Orleans vocal ensemble, The Asylum Chorus. Amy also has experience as a vocal producer and studio vocal coach.
Piano Bar Entertainer// Since 2003, Amy has been a dueling piano bar entertainer at Pat O’Brien’s piano bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The nature of an all-request dueling piano show is half entertainment and half musical mastery. Over the years, Amy has amassed a thousand-song repertoire that represents many genres.