Dancing Through the Storm

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Dancing Through the Storm (2014), the long-awaited second solo CD from Amy Dixon-Kolar tackles the difficulties that we all face in life, and how to do so while ‘dancing through the storms.’  Enthusiastically received by audiences, critics and radio DJs, this album features the best of the Chicago folk music scene: John Abbey, Bill Brickey, Steve Dawson, Sue Demel, Gerald Dowd, Mark Dvorak, Sue Fink, Deb Lader, Patti Shaffner, Scott Stevenson and Don Stiernberg.

“Be still, sad heart, and cease repining,
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

What we choose to do with those dark and dreary days has become a reoccurring theme in my songwriting these past few years.  We can let them drag us down, or we can stay ever hopeful and continue to dance through the storms. - Amy DK

"With her new release, "Dancing Through the Storm," Chicago-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, in working with highly regarded producer and multi-instrumentalist, John Abbey, and with some of Chicago's most talented artists adding vocals or instruments to tracks. 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)

All songs written by Amy Dixon-Kolar (c)2014 Asharta Music (ASCAP) except:
*Now is the Cool of the Day - Jean Ritchie (c)Geordie Music Publishing Co.
*Swimming to the Other Side - Pat Humphries (c)
*Wash My Eyes - Greg Brown (c)1988 Hacklebarney Music (ASCAP)

Contact: info@amydixonkolar.com  © Amy Dixon-Kolar 2016