A talented young singer-songwriter from Clitheroe is performing at the opening night of this year’s Grassington Festival.
Amy Barton (25) has spent the past few years writing, recording and performing her own songs. Over those years, she has also had the privilege of supporting some very successful bands such as the Animals and Friends (with original Animals members John Steel and Micky Ghallager), Spencer Davis, Steve Cropper, Dr Hook (Ray Sawyer), Toyah Willcox and Ray Jackson (Lindisfarne).
Since the age of 17 Amy has been writing strong, heartfelt tracks and her performance illustrates the array of techniques and skills she has gained as her abilities have grown.
She is now working on her debut album, which will include tracks from her teenage years right up to the present day, ones she describes as “something to cry to, smile to, but most importantly relate to”.
Amy added: “I have written my way through from a confused teenager to an independent woman. These few years are probably the most challenging years of your life, discovering and accepting the person you are growing to be.”
For the opening night of this year’s festival, Amy will be supporting the Troggs (“Wild Thing” and “Love is All Around”) and the FM Party Band at the opening nightparty. The festival (www.grassington festival.org.uk) runs from June 13-28th.