Amy Rigby “Girl To City: A Memoir” Book (2019)
Details: Artist Amy Rigby’s book “GIRL TO CITY: A Memoir,” (2019, Southern Domestic). Autographed. New stock. Paperback.
Description: “GIRL TO CITY: A Memoir follows one young woman's progression from Elton John fan in the Pittsburgh suburbs to Manhattan art student; from punk show habitué to fledgling musician to cult singer-songwriter who caused a sensation with 1996 debut solo album Diary Of A Mod Housewife. Set in a ramshackle twentieth century New York world of homemade clubs and bands, through love affairs, temp jobs and motherhood, Girl To City: describes the screw-ups and charmed moments it took for a girl in the crowd at CBGB to pick up a guitar and sing her truth on stage, creating an identity as an artist back when female musician role models were rare. The challenge of balancing art with real life is one of the themes that define Rigby's work as a songwriter, and those struggles are the basis of this story. For anyone who ever imagined trying to make a life out of what they love.“
Press: “It’s a big season for music memoirs. But will they be as good as Amy Rigby’s?” Philadelphia Inquirer
"...an instant classic." Big Takeover
“You can feel the distortion, smell the damp, see the clothes, hear the guitars." Goldmine
Author: “Amy Rigby has been writing, performing and recording her transcendent songs about everyday life for over thirty years. A teenage denizen of CBGB who fell in love with country songwriting, she started bands Last Roundup and the Shams in NYC’s East Village before launching a solo career with album Diary Of A Mod Housewife. Her song "Don't Break The Heart" was recorded by Laura Cantrell, and “All I Want” was recorded by Ronnie Spector and included on The Very Best Of Ronnie Spector. Amy continues to tour and release new music including 2018 album The Old Guys, single “The President Can’t Read,” and “Vote That Fucker Out” (2020, with husband and sometime duo partner Wreckless Eric). Her first book, Girl To City: A Memoir was published in 2019.“