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Amy Dixon-Kolar CD Release at Two Way Street

Two Way Street Coffee House welcomes Chicago singer/songwriterAmy Dixon-Kolar for a special CD release concert on Friday January 17, 2014, 8:15pm $7 Two Way Street Coffee House is located at 1047 Curtiss Ave, Downers Grove. IL 60515  More information atwww.twowaystreet.org  630-969-9720 Dancing Through the Storm is Amy Dixon-Kolar’s newest solo project.  Produced by Amy and John Abbey of Kingsize Sound Lab, this CD features some of the best musicians in Chicago, including Mark Dvorak, Don Stiernberg, Sue Demel ,Deb Lader, Bill Brickey, Steve Dawson and many more. Several of the musicians who accompanied Amy on the new release will join her for the special CD release concert. “The theme of this album is how we choose to face the challenges of life.  We can let them drag us down, or we can stay ever hopeful and continue to dance through the storms.” – Amy Dixon-Kolar Celtic, traditional, blues and folk influences are incorporated into her contemporary acoustic style.  Amy’s experiences as a sign language interpreter, teacher, political activist and mother have enabled her to observe life from diverse perspectives.  They imbue her lyrics and performance with honesty and wisdom. Amy's first CD, Now It's Time, was released in 2008 and is a celebration of finding one's voice, of coming back to what gives the soul joy and purpose.   Since its release, Now It’s Time has received national and international airplay.  Rosa Sat, Amy Dixon-Kolar’s award-winning single, was honored as first runner up in Paul Stookey’s Music2Life competition in 2010. The song has received close to 300,000 views on YouTube and is being sung by professional choruses, schoolchildren and political activists around the world. More Information at www.amydixonkolar.com 

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