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  • Last update: Jul 8, 2012 - 20:31
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  • Songs: 12
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  • Blog Posts: 14
  • Comments: 24

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ReportAmy KuneyAmy Kuney

  • Founded: February 2006
  • Location: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

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When I was 13 years old, my dad was ‘called’ to be a missionary in Honduras. As a family, we weren’t ‘cut out’ for the mission field – I had no idea my world was about to be kicked over on its side. One moment I was busy doing homework and planning slumber parties, the next moment I suddenly found myself in a third world country recovering from a hurricane. I went into culture shock as the poverty, disease, and the idea that human life isn’t so precious in other parts of the world… slowly seeped in.

Most children grow up in ‘phases’ – I was given no time for that. I took on the mental weight of an adult the moment I stepped out of that tiny TACA airplane… and into the rest of my life. In fact, the only evidence that I even had a childhood exists in a black 32×17 Rubbermaid trunk. I bought the trunk to protect my books, CDs, and photo albums from the Honduran heat and humidity. Today, I keep the trunk in my closet. It contains stacks of letters from my 8th grade Sunday school class… wishing me well, wishing me luck. It contains letters I wrote to myself… promising myself I would get out alive. It contains the jewelry I wore the day I was kidnapped… the photographs that were taken minutes before it happened, photographs of a dear friend who gave his life so that I could live. It contains fragments of a life that I shut away until now…

When I began writing for this album, I opened the trunk for the first time in years. The overwhelming smell of dark mahogany, coffee, and burning sugarcane (the smell of Honduras) hit me like a wall, and I knew that all the memories I’d stifled were begging to be brought to life. I also knew that I was being presented with a choice: I could let these memories, and the experiences that they represent, cuff me, paralyze me, and make me bitter… or I could turn them into something beautiful… something that other people could relate to and, hopefully, find comfort in. This is my gift.

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  • Gasoline Rainbows Gasoline Rainbows
  • Kiss Me Like You Mean It Kiss Me Like You Mea...
  • Where I Can't Follow Where I Can't Follow
  • Waiting For You Waiting For You
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Comments (24)Comments (24)

  • Left by Marshall Stokes, on Jan 4, 2012 - 12:42
    Amy you're amazing, and you just keep making fantastic music. Your latest song, Show me your fire is so good, and it's legitimately exciting that everything you do is just plain good, regardless of which direction you're moving in musically.

    Will you play a show in Austin some day? I know a lot of people who would be very stoked to see you play live in the Live Music Capital of the World! :)
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    Left by Sally, on Sep 22, 2010 - 13:12
    Hope a Little Harder has left me speechless. wow.
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  • Left by BrandonMicheal, on Jun 26, 2010 - 0:57
    wow I'm really diggin' your sound! Super relaxed. Lovin your music! :D
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    oh lady...
    Left by Jamie McKenzie, on Apr 1, 2010 - 12:33
    i just love you. fun songs, beautiful voice...and oh! that face!

    here is my music:
    http://www.uvumi.com/#pocketfullofrye

    hope you like it!

    -jamie
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    Left by Unregistered User, on Feb 26, 2010 - 23:18
    Love your music Amy :)
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  • : )
    Left by amandacottreau, on Feb 6, 2010 - 9:17
    So happy to find you here. I love your music...and oh that voice. Love it!
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    Amy!!
    Left by TommiSt, on Jan 31, 2010 - 11:11
    I missed your lovely music. Awesome that you are sharing your music here at uvumi
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    Hi Amy
    Left by Raine, on Jan 31, 2010 - 7:31
    I must say that you are one of my favorite new artists. Why? Because you are not like all the rest - you are better!
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    Left by October Skye, on Jan 30, 2010 - 18:31
    Very much enjoying listening to you!
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    Hello!
    Left by seunerinle, on Jan 30, 2010 - 13:07
    Nice to see you on uvumi!
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