Born in Dallas, TX and longtime bassist for one of that city’s very first Americana bands, Amy Coffman followed her dreams further west and now calls Amarillo, Texas home. A fan of stringed things, she alternates on bass & guitar in the notable Amarillo songwriting combo, The DustJackets, and plays banjo for veteran Amarillo entertainer, Andy Chase. She annually learns the same five chords on mandolin before hanging it back up each year.
After years as a sideman, in 2012 she began performing solo shows, and in 2013 released the full-length album, THE MORE THINGS CHANGE. The album, recorded in Nashville and produced by Celeste Krenz, has been described by reviewer Ross Barber as 'an organic, authentic record...a strong selection of songs/stories by a talented singer-songwriter' and by Krenz as 'a great album.' High Plains Public Radio Music Director Mike Fuller had this to say: “Really strong songs--personal, insightful lyrics that make me want to know more about the characters...a nice addition to our playlist!” The CD was spotlighted recently by Panhandle PBS, and has received national airplay on NPR’s The Folk Sampler. A dedicated songsmith, she has twice had songs place in the prestigious Walnut Valley Festival ("Winfield") NewSongs competition, and has earned Honorable Mention the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival songwriting competition. Amy's music can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, and youtube.
She is currently at work on her second album, but still doesn’t play mandolin.