ABOUT AMY

“Sometimes you’re wearing your image.  Sometimes you’re baring your soul. Carrying always this message:  Make sure the light is your own.” 

Amy Obenski is known for her haunting emotional vocals.  But she's one of those artists who does everything. In the musical realm she's a skilled vocalist, writes her own songs, is a classically trained pianist and also plays an array of other instruments. As if that weren't enough, she also composed, arranged, produced and mixed her last six (out of seven) albums. Much of these recordings were done in her home studio with herself as the recording engineer.

 Her biggest breakthrough so far was when her song, Carousel, was featured on the hit TV show, Grey's Anatomy.  

She also spent several years diving into live-looping, a process in which she instantly recorded herself on a loop and created layers upon layers of instruments and dreamy vocals and you can hear this on the album, An Emptiness to Fill.

Obenski spent her childhood in San Diego studying classical and jazz while also hiding in her room writing poetry no one would hear.  Once she began songwriting, all that time writing poems in solitude morphed into a talent for lyrics.  She’s toured the U.S. and Europe, plus recorded and toured with her own French band (The Carbone Band), along with an Artist in Residence in Saint Herblain, France.  You can currently find Amy Obenski in San Francisco, where she's lived since 2012.

Obenski has a passion for environmental consciousness and equal rights.  Through music and organizing she collectively raised six thousand dollars for the Sempervirens Fund in Santa Cruz to protect redwood forests. In 2012, her Carbon Conscious global tour raised awareness about the burning of rainforest in South America and the affects on climate change. She has successfully completed fundraisers for RAICES (legal aid for immigrants) and also for the Equal Justice Initiative.