Short Biography

Chicago singer-songwriter Amy Dixon-Kolar incorporates Celtic, traditional, blues and folk influences into her contemporary acoustic style.  Recognized enthusiastically by reviewers, listeners and organizations globally, her honest lyrics, distinctive vocals and fluid guitar stylings come together in a fresh expressive mix.  Amy’s inspiration for songwriting comes from her work as a performer, teacher, social activist, ASL interpreter and mother.  Her award-winning single, Rosa Sat, which came out as a single in January, 2009, has had over 300,000 views on YouTube, has been scored for choruses, and is being sung all over the world.  Amy also has two solo CDs, Now It’s Time (2008), and her new release, Dancing Through the Storm (2014), as well as a live album with SongSisters - SongSisters Live! (2013).  In December of 2014, Amy started a long term project of recording new versions of holiday songs, two of which, Angels We Have Heard on High and Auld Lang Syne (with Joe Jencks of Brother Sun), are available as singles on CDBaby.

“With her new release, Dancing Through the StormChicago-based singer-songwriter, Amy Dixon-Kolar, goes beyond the expected well-crafted, beautiful songs, accompanied by her lovely voice and dexterous guitar, and with material that offers timely messages and insights about everyday life, love, and humanity. Here, Amy doesn't stay inside a musical comfort zone, but instead successfully explores a wider range of styles and instruments…  The result: a mesmerizing album that is a true stand-out and enthusiastically recommended!”  
     --Lilli Kuzma, host of "Folk Festival" on WDCB Public Radio (Glen Ellyn/Chicago)

“Amy Dixon-Kolar is one of the great female singer-songwriters among us.”
     --Vicki Ingle, Plank Road Folk Music Society

“Amy’s music touches us and quietly calls us to celebrate living; to reflect again on our humanity and our community.”
      --Mark Dvorak, Singer-Songwriter

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