Amy Stroup Live on Lightning 100!

From Amy Stroup Facebook

Lightning 100’s Casey is joined in the studio by Amy Stroup! Amy is playing at 3rd and Lindsley on Friday, November 16th along with Lissie.  She has a new album out, Helen of Memphis, which is her third studio album. She performed an acoustic version of “Go That Far” and played “Made,” both of which are off the new album.

The name Helen of Memphis has a deep meaning for Stroup. Stroup’s family is from Memphis, and her grandmother left a beautiful coat collection for Stroup when she passed away. Stroup did a photoshoot with the collection, and discovered that every tag had “Helen of Memphis” on it. This was a store that provided tailoring for all the clothes in Memphis. When people listen to her album, she wants them to feel as empowered as her Grandmother did when she wore her coats.

Casey chatted with Amy about her role in the 200 Women Art Exhibit, her thoughts on growing social responsibilities an artist has, life lessons she learned from her Dad, and her boutique branding studio Milkglass Creative.

Listen to Amy’s interview below and don’t forget to catch her at 3rd and Lindsley this Friday!

Casey is that rarest of creatures…a Native Tennesseean. His love of music can be traced to the day his dad sat him down and played him Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?” Everything pretty much changed after that. He began his broadcasting career at the age of 14 at an AM station in Northern Middle Tennessee. It was there he learned how to cue vinyl records, splice tape with razor blades, and other skills that no longer serve any purpose. In the late nineties, he was the host of our evening show until management decided that probably wasn’t a good idea anymore. Casey returned to Nashville airwaves in 2016. When he isn’t on the air, he spends his time with his wife and son. He would also appreciate it if you’d get offa his lawn.