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Amy Steinberg | Raw Material from the Ethereal

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Raw Material from the Ethereal

by Amy Steinberg

Expressive female vocals over tracks that blend funk, pop, soul, and rock with a dash of spoken word.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Praylude
1:17 $0.99
2. Simplistic Logistics of Existence
3:45 $0.99
3. My Pain
2:37 $0.99
4. Jackie She Found it in Jesus
3:34 $0.99
5. Passage
1:47 $0.99
6. Convertible Moon
4:08 $0.99
7. Just One Kiss
2:29 $0.99
8. One Woman Party
4:47 $0.99
9. St. Anthony
3:25 $0.99
10. Halfway Heart
1:25 $0.99
11. Tragic Trick
3:22 $0.99
12. Boys and Bombs
3:59 $0.99
13. Perfect Goodbye
2:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Get ready to get raw and exposed. This cd is a journey through the process of ripping the spirit and the mind apart and then slowly gathering the pieces and rebuilding. Packed with prayers, pleas, and punch this disc is sure to open your mind and your heart. The soul of Janis, the belt of Alanis, the attitude of Ani, and the humor of Bette... yet a true original. Buy it if you're ready to get raw.

Recent Steinberg Interview:

Amy Steinberg makes me tired. Not because she is boring. No sir, quite the contrary. This is an individual that could put a group to shame. The lyrical mastermind is delivering her third independent CD, coming out with a live album, teaching music, participating in an Orlando's first poetry SLAM team, writing a novel and preparing for a move to LA. Hhhmmm…

This is nothing new. Amy has been this full of activity since the tender age of four when she began to play the piano. At nine she was creating poetry. Through college, Amy was diligent in writing songs and joining bands. She then attended Marymount Manhatten, earning a degree in theater and also studying at Boston Conservatory of Music and American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. Amy then decided to head south to Orlando five years ago and grace us with her creativity and sultry stage presence.

Needless to say, all of this training molded Amy into one expressive, audacious, awe-inspiring individual.

aXis: What goal(s) are you trying to accomplish right now?

Amy: I want to find inner ecstacy, stay surrendered to a higher idea, experience truth, see the world, move through space with grace, write a novel, climb to the top of myself, and have a kick ass cd release party.

aXis: What part of Amy Steinberg do you enjoy most, the lyrical Amy Steinberg or the musical Amy Steinberg? Does either side try and outdo the other?

Amy: Most of the time the 'word' comes first. Then rhythm. Finally, music. Although, when I picked up the guitar the opposite started happening. Patterns are always subject to change. Do I try to out do myself? I suppose I'm always trying to write, record, or perform better than the last time, but it's all a process of blossom.

aXis: You are usually compared to Ani Difranco. Blessing? Curse? Both?

Amy: Ani is an incredible, inspiring goddess. I am flattered when I'm compared to her, however, I see only smatterings of influence from her. If I were to compare myself to anyone it would be an amalgamation of the humor and brass of Bette Midler, the bluesy balls of Janis Joplin, the lyrical gymnastics of Ani DiFranco, and the wail and intensity of Alanis Morisette. I've thought about that for a lonnnnnnnng time. People ALWAYS ask, WHO DO YOU SOUND LIKE? And it's ridiculous to think you are your own island. I recognize my influences and am grateful to them.

aXis: Tell us about your new cd's.

Amy: Raw Material from the Ethereal is the new full-length. I'm very proud of it. It was produced by Justin Beckler, a genius from Atlanta who I was blessed to meet at a performance in Atlanta. We've become soulmatebestfriends and he is the reason this album exists. It is an album about ripping yourself apart and then slowly piecing yourself back together, saying goodbye to the excess shit you've accumulated inside. I'm especially proud of this cd. "Emphatic at the Attic" is a live show, and really captures the sense of a Steinberg experience.

aXis: You have ALOT going on – a novel, a move to LA? What's wrong with O-Town?

Amy: I love Orlando! It's my home and I'm not moving anywhere. I'm going on a spiritual and professional journey. My sister just got pregnant and will be giving birth in February, so I'll be back. Basically from November to February I'm heading west to check it out and drop my music in some hands. I signed a management deal with a great guy from NYC, Indigo Mazelin, he's out in L.A. now too, so I have to be near him. The novel is a dream, I'm a few chapters in, and I'm having a blast writing it. Never thought I could do it, but I believe now that I can. I will never really leave Orlando, a scoop of my soul is embedded in the gravel on Orange Avenue.



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if you can't have her live, at least you can have her cd.
i made the mistake of trying to listen to this cd on the same night i saw amy live. i mean no insult, it just that hearing her voice coming out of my tinny car speakers wasn't the same as having her right in front of me on stage beltin' shit out live! so, i put it away for a while and let the memory of the live show fade a bit, and now i *love* it.

amy has a killer voice -- the kind that makes you wish you could sing along (and you'll try). her lyrics are original (i'm tempted to use the word "refreshing", would that be lame?). her music makes you want to take a road trip with your best girlfriend.

stop listening to me: go find amy live. watch her show. buy her cd. after she's left your town, and when the memory of the show starts to fade, unwrap your cd and she'll be back.


Exceptional, best yet, great stuff
Raw Material - Not raw, exceptional listening - Lyrics that take you with them, Music that makes you feel good all over. This cd captures the real Amy which is difficult from the studio. When you close your eyes you can actually see her performing!


A lyrical journey that leaves your heart pumping and your nose bleeding
The album is a fantastic voyage through the human heart. It leaves me breathless and wanting more. It's a rush of emotions, like all of Amy's CD's. I love it, plain and simple.

Stephanie Angel

Break the monotony of bubble gum rock!
Amy Steinberg lifts you up and takes you for one hell of a ride. It's about time that someone had the balls to sing what every one else is thinking. Her lyrics are raw and from the heart. They break the monotony of this bubble gum rock that is sadly flooding the radio.

Jennifer Kuvin

Buy it, don't miss it, best yet!
With this cd, Amy has finally done it! It's the best yet, don't miss it! Buy it now! It will touch you and make you think. "Just One Kiss" is a perfect blend of pop and personality. "Perfect Goodbye" is an unexpected jazzy treat. "My Pain" is radio bound.


Uplifting, spiritual, moving
Amy Steinberg's CD is absolutely amazing, and the title truly speaks for itself...it is raw material...amy is raw, open and honest with herself and seems to challenge her listeners to be the same with the very expressive lyrics. she leaves nothing unsaid or untouched. Some songs move you to dance and feel completely free, while others will move you to tears and to reflect on love and life. i had seen amy live in tampa in december '03, and the cd just adds to the extreme delight i experienced seeing her play live...now i can listen any time i want! :)

Chanda Briggs

What have I been missing? Amy!
A friend of mine in FL told me she had a CD I just had to hear and imagine my delight when I heard what Amy has been up to! It's been some years (we won't discuss how many...) since I have been graced by her talent and this work is incredible though not at all surprising coming from one of the most powerful people I have ever known. I suggest that anyone with a libido that still works with their mind and soul make this CD their mantra. The comedy, insightfulness and raw sexuality make it an original coupled with her undeniable genius. Brava!

Wagner Bucci, Swirl Recordings

Catchy giving you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
I like it but I'm a little short of loving it. Yet I want to love it because it makes me feel good listening to it. I think it's almost there and needs the blend of something really different to break the curse of any negative comparisons she may face. Amy, keep belting and composing.

Cazzy Love

One Ass Kicking Powerhouse Lady!
This CD is really outa-site, has both rockin' tunes and deep,meaningful,soul-searching tunes with lyrics that make you laugh,and at times, just think. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who is tired of the same ole stuff...


A seam bursting dream thirsting divine gift from the goddess
I gave this c.d. 5 stars. Not because the c.d. itself is incredible, but because Amy herself is true poetry. To see Amy live is to see a woman giving birth with all the beauty, wonderment, RAW nasty honesty and life that comes along. Her live performance is 2758265926695728663857 better than any album she could put out. What a presence, however, this c.d. is the next best thing. Soul fused with jazz, tossed with funk and spliced with loooove. She is an inspiration with a knack for songwriting and the voice of god herself. Get it just so you can support this fabulous chick I've come to love!
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