Behind The Blues

The Stories Behind The Scenes


Getting a close-up of Sammy Eubanks making that guitar sing while he roamed the crowd at the Snohomish Taste of Music.

Hanging with Janiva Magness at Seattle’s Jazz Alley after her superb performance.

Getting to sing with some of my favorite guys at The Madison a few years ago.

Announcing KNKX DJ John Kessler and Janiva Magness at Jazz Alley in Seattle.

Hanging with my tribe after Neal Fallen played with Walter Trout at Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival

Meeting (in spirit) my idol and patron saint at the Patsy Cline Museum in Nashville.

Howdy. My name is Amy and I’m a writer and music lover. I started writing, singing and taking photographs when I was a kid and I just never stopped (or  grew up!) Though I pretty much limit my singing to the shower and the car these days, I channel my passion into writing about music, artists and festivals, taking photos, and helping to organize and produce events as the Music Director for a Blues Society.

Great article, Amy… your appreciation & love of the music shows…” Andrew Nagy (for Dana Fuchs)

“Thanks a bundle for this well-researched article, Amy!” Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

“I want to sincerely thank you for your coverage of the Women in Blues Showcase and all of the artists who came to perform. I am honored to be mentioned here.” ~ Redd Velvet

“Thank You Amy for writing such an inspiring article about me and my band. I appreciate your depth of understanding and your mastery of expressing through the written word. You create through words in a way that I can only do through music! Blessings to you!” ~ James Howard

Meeting Harmonica Monster Jason Ricci after an amazing show.

Hanging with Amy Frederickson & Bob Margolin on a cold night on Beale Street at the IBC in Memphis