Merrill Amos ’11 continues to fulfill a dream as she expresses her passions through song writing and singing her original lyrics. Recently, she performed at the Women’s Right to Rock (WR2R) Festival in the home of the Women’s Rights Movement, Seneca Falls, N.Y. The festival hosted 30 female-fronted bands over the course of three days in July.
Performing on Sunday morning, Amos started the day’s performances in People’s Park. “I really enjoyed being the kickoff artist; it’s a fun opportunity to be able to set the tone for the rest of the day and really get people excited to hear some good music,” explains Amos. “I think the performance was one of my best yet — I was really excited to get out and play. I played three new songs that I was anxious for people to hear.”
Amos, a self-taught musician, singer and song-writer, has already established her music career. She has worked with acclaimed artists such as Skylar Grey, Carolina Liar, SafetySuit and Reel Big Fish, as well as playing a variety of venues from festivals to fundraisers, in addition to producing concerts for other artists and causes up and down the East Coast.
Having visited Los Angeles in March, Amos knows that’s where she needs to go to give her career the momentum it needs. With a producer lined up and plans to start recording her second album this fall, Amos is well on her way to success. After the release of her second album, she plans to recruit a band and do some touring…”and I couldn’t be more excited,” says Amos.
Amos graduated from William Smith with a degree in women’s studies and political science, an area that deeply inspires her lyrics. During her senior year, she performed at International Women’s Day, Moving Up Day and at Reunion Weekend. For more on Merrill’s music and to listen to her work, visit her website www.merrillamos.com