Amy Lynn & the Gunshow this weekend at Delta Blue
LAKE PLACID – Check out this set of pipes.
Amy Lynn Zanetto, who heads up the band Amy Lynn & the Gunshow, has a powerful set of vocal pipes and she is set to let ’em rip at Delta Blue this Friday and Saturday night.
Amy Lynn & the Gunshow is a seven-piece band based out of New York City, with a three-piece horn section plus a keyboard, bass and drums. What they play is a mix of soul, blues, pop and rock, Zanetto told the Enterprise in a phone interview earlier this week.
“We’re fusing all these different genres together to create our own sound,” she said.
Zanetto is originally from Connecticut, but she’s been in New York City for about 10 years. She started out focusing on acting and singing for Broadway musicals.
When she was playing Rizzo in an European tour of the musical “Grease,” she met the man who would become her husband, Alex, who was playing saxophone in the pit orchestra. They started talking about music and the idea of possibly starting a band one day.
“Our music influences really complemented one another,” Zanetto said.
So when they got back to the city, they started messing around with some of Alex’s classmates from the Eastman School of Music, and the band was born.
The band influenced by 1960s soul acts with featured horn sections like Otis Redding, Ray Charles and Chaka Khan, but they also pull in the influence of acts driven by big female vocals like Janis Joplin, Diana Ross and Etta James.
The band has been on tour up and down the East Coast all summer supporting their recent EP “Clearly,” and they just this week finished recording their debut full-length album that is set to be released next spring. They spent four days at the Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, where acts like Joan Jett, Hall and Oates, George Clinton and Fountains of Wayne have have recorded.
Zanetto said the band tends to be best in live concerts, but everyone was pleased with how the recording went, so she’s optimistic about the coming album. They worked with Joss Stone’s producer, which she said was cool because they’ve never worked with a producer before.
Zanetto has never been to the Adirondacks before, but she’s excited about her first visit here.
“I’ve just heard it’s stunning up there,” she said. “I’m so excited.”
She encouraged people to come out for this weekend’s shows.
“Our live show is really entertaining,” Zanetto said. “It’s fun, and it has a theatricality about it, of course, because I’m from the theater world. So not only will they enjoy the music, but they’ll have good laughs.
“And who doesn’t like a three-piece horn section?”
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