ABOUT AMY OBENSKI
ABOUT AMY OBENSKI
SINGER. SONGWRITER. VOCALS. KEYS.
Amy’s songs are timeless. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting with pretty much anyone on a deeply personal level. She’s compared frequently to classics like Joni Mitchell and Carol King. And to describe her voice, it’s common to hear words like “Clear”, “Pure”, “Haunting” and “Mesmerizing”.
You can hear Amy perform in a variety of formats. Her multi-layered dreamscapes, gripping vocals and lyrics, are often enhanced with Live Looping technology at her feet. You'll hear drop-dead harmonies with multiple instruments atop her own songs.
Amy’s a California native. After growing up in San Diego, she moved to Santa Cruz for college (go slugs!) and after a fifteen year love affair with the town, moved on to San Francisco where she’s lived since 2012. 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 also may have heard her song, Carousel, on the hit TV Show, Grey’s Anatomy.
Amy’s musical history stretches back to age five, when she began singing in her school choir. She took up piano at age six and has been studying music ever since. She finally picked up the guitar when she began songwriting at twenty-two.
She is currently active in the civil rights and equality movement, raising money for RAICES (Legal Support for Detained Immigrants) and for Equal Justice Initiative. In the past she has supported environmental organizations through two benefit concerts called Take Back Your Forest. Collectively they raised six thousand dollars for the Sempervirens Fund, an organization that purchases and protects redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. In 2012, her Carbon Conscious global tour raised awareness about the burning of rainforest in South America and the affects on climate change.