By Andrew Holzman
Photo source: Amanda Duncan
Hyde Park will get an acoustic concert with (at least) a lot of personality this Friday. New Jersey-based singer and songwriter Amanda Duncan will play at Hutchinson Courtyard, on the U. of C.’s campus, from 8-10 p.m.
Duncan’s website describes her work as “feel-good music,” and Duncan said her concerts include “a lot of sing-alongs and participatory things.” Most of the music she will perform will be her own.
“I try to make sure that people are left with one of my songs in their head,” she said. “I work so hard to write the best songs I possibly can.”
A visit to Duncan’s website shows the artist has a particular brand of spunk – one blog post is signed “I hope you are kicking booty.” The artist is not all show though; Duncan said she’s won Independent Music Awards three times in the last five years.