Amy Holland | The Journey To Miracle River

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The Journey To Miracle River

by Amy Holland

Amy Holland's songs of a personal life journey with universal appeal and interesting musical contributions from well known Nashvillians.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Don’t Lose Your Faith in Me
4:47 $0.99
2. Backdown
3:18 $0.99
3. Miracle River
4:04 $0.99
4. Hate Love a Little
4:52 $0.99
5. A Few Short Hours
4:42 $0.99
6. Witness
4:29 $0.99
7. You Move Me That Way
4:05 $0.99
8. Everybody Wants to Be Your Friend
3:42 $0.99
9. Surrender
4:01 $0.99
10. Nothin’ Left to Believe In
5:10 $0.99
11. Little Rebel
4:23 $0.99
12. Honest Emotion
4:53 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Amy Holland’s career began at 15 years old when she migrated to LA to sign with Brother records a label started by the Beach Boys. Though no album was to materialize, it was a ticket out of palisades NY straight into the music business of the 70’s in that mecca known as Hollywood California.
Amy Boersma came to LA as a singer songwriter in 1970 and during the typical string of artist development deals that for some reason, don’t quite pan out, she met and captured the interest of more than a few distinguished record producers. Among these were Jack Daugherty (the Carpenters. Paul Williams) and Rick Jarrard (Jefferson Airplane, Nillson, Jose Feliciano). However it was a randomly brief but fortuitous rehearsal encounter with a relatively unknown composer, and for the moment, piano accompanist Michael McDonald, during these early years that would lead ultimately to Amy Hollands success at radio years later, winning her a best new artist nomination at the Grammy Awards of 1980. McDonald who, years later, remembering the allure of her vocal style, would join forces with keyboardist/composer/producer, Patrick Henderson to produce her first Capitol LP from which the top 20 hit “How do I Survive,” (composed by Paul Bliss), emerged on to the charts, taking Amy Holland around the world as an American 80’s ingénue. This period of Amy’s career is documented by TV appearances in Japan and the US that can still be found on You Tube.
A second Capitol LP titled “On Your Every Word” and musical contributions to films such as “Scar Face” and “Teen Wolf” (Some of those tracks produced and written by the infamous Georgio Maroder) along with her contributions to the projects of other artist’s such as Kenny Loggins, Joni Mitchell, Tim Weisburg, Doobie Brother Patrick Simmons and McDonald’s solo projects, would mark her career path for the next few years.
During this time her music business relationship with producer McDonald had developed into something much more and with their marriage and the subsequent birth of their two children, Amy found herself embracing the role of wife and mother. discovering along the way that she had to somewhat relax her grip on her lifelong dream of being a recording artist.
After a much longer than intended hiatus due to a battle to survive breast cancer, Amy has found a renewed inspiration in the making and release of her most recent CD “The Journey To Miracle River”. Produced by Bernie Chiaravalle, this Album is very much the autobiography of a personal sojourn she was destined to return from at this point in her life, It’s her first solo CD release in over 20 years.
With songs co-written by Amy with friends Jon Vesner, John Goodwin, Michael McDonald and Bernie Chiaravalle. The much anticipated album is slated for an early fall release and features contributions from Vince Gill, Michael McDonald, Shannon Forrest, Bernie Chiaravalle, Stuart Duncan, Tim Akers, and her son, Dylan McDonald to name a few.
Most recently, Amy’s voice can be heard on Willie Nelson’s release of “Whatever Happened To Peace On Earth”. A poignant call to conscience featuring other artists such as Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Michael McDonald, and Pat Simmons with all proceeds going to benefit the National Veterans Foundation.



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The Journey.....
I had no idea "The Journey..." would be so eye opening and beautiful. I was unfamiliar with your music though a fan of Michael's for many years--I was amazed that there was such talent I had missed!! You are creative and real. I am of Dutch decent on both sides of my family and that gives this music you have created even more meaning for me. Stay as wonderful and full of life's understanding as you have been and I am sure we will be blessed with many more years of your sensational music. Just love; Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend and Nothing Left To Believe In---but all are constantly in my head---always humming them throughout the day. Thanks, T.Jones


oh Amy, to hear your beautiful voice again was amazing--- gives me chills! " Don't lose your faith in me" is so moving--the music, the vocals, the lyrics. I could listen to it over and over. I love the cd. Please do another!!!!


Journey to Miracle River
I\'d been waiting for awhile for Amy\'s CD to come out and it was well worth the wait. The contribution of all the people that had a hand in this CD made every song wonderful to listen to. I knew it would be good, but all the songs are great. The attention to detail, Amy\'s pure voice, the violins, the harmonica, Bernie\'s arrangements and all his other musical talents, made it a gem to listen to. At this time, my favorite songs are Hate Love a Little, My Little Rebel and Witness. Who knows when that might change. Amy, you are fantastic! I also believe it could become a classic.!

kathy white

WOW !!!! What a cd. Love it. Glad to finally have the cd and hear it. Can\'t get enough of it right now.


Holland votes for Holland
Awesome album. Wonderfull songs, wondefull music and what a voice. Great five stars easily. Tremendous album. Great we have CD baby so in the dutch homeland we can enjoy this music also.

Mary Lamken

Welcome Back Amy
This CD is just beautiful. I have been familiar with Amy Holland's work for years and this work is definitely that of a mature woman who is at a certain point in life.

My favorite track so far is For A Few Short Hours. Anyone who feels strongly that they don't have time for themselves needs to listen to this one. It reminds you of how important that time really is.

Bravo Amy, bravo!

Mary Clark

Welcome Back Amy
Your distinctive voice and style was well worth the wait. "My Little Rebel" and "Everybody Wants To Be Your Friend" really hit the mark. I have shipped copies to 2 of my friends and will be sending more. Always a joy to listen to you. It plays everyday in my car and we use some of the music in the studio. Thank you again.

tom vreeland

The Journey to Miracle River
Thank you for such an awesome c.d.hopefully,we will not have to wait so long for your next one.The spirtual Miracle River was very poignant,particularly the lyrics 'but it is less about arriving than the journey to miracle river'I loved all of the songs,particularly Hate Love Little,You Move Me That Way 7 You Move That Way.As a fellow Palisadeian,I have taken a particular interest in your career,you are an exceptional talent.

Patricia Stadnik

Journey to Miracle River
A thoughtful and expressive work...I find myself thinking about the lyrics of Amy's songs while I go about my everyday stuff of life...that's the sign of a great CD for me. Thank You.

Patrick Berger

exceeding rich and romantic
lush and beautiful, profound and uplifting. Super fine!
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