Stomp Your Feet & Fire in Boomtown & Math Music & Mo

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National award-winning singer, songwriter, storyteller

"Amy Lowe has a wonderful way of telling a story with music that reaches people of all ages. She is a talented musician with a powerful yet sweet voice that can sing a song or tell a story with passion, poignancy, and feeling. She has the unique ability to
reach into the soul of her subject and share it with her audience.” Marshall Trimble,
Arizona State Historian, Award-winning Author and Storyteller

Award-winning songs & stories that spark the imagination. Lively, entertaining and educational songs you'll be singing & stories you'll be telling long after the performance is over. Perfect for language arts. Themes include: family, friends, self esteem and world peace.
Good for all ages

FIRE IN BOOMTOWN- The Story of The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
This fast paced-fact-based hit show is brought to life through story and song. Was it Mrs O'Leary's cow who started The Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Find out what really happened. Hear eye witness testimony,listen to original songs set the record straight in this exciting mutli-award-winning presentation. 2nd grade-adult

ALL ABOARD: The civil war was raging. The race to link East to West was on. What would unit the country ? Abraham Lincoln stood at a crossroad. Who would be the first to build the Transcontinental Railroad? An engineering feat beyond comprehension. Told through the eyes of the Irish and Chinese immigrants, newly freed slaves,the settlers, the industrialists, natives Americans and the buffalo. 4th-Adult

Cleverly crafted, catchy songs that cover math concepts. Sing about time,temperature, the metric system and much more. 5th grade-adult

ART ALL AROUND YOU/ Inside/Outside
"Our eyes are like camera lenses. We can capture art any time when we stop,look,listen, pay attention and focus." Learn how to find art inside and outside in unexpected places. Have fun discovering new ways of noticing the sights and sounds that surround us everyday. An interactive presentation. k-8th grade

Toe-tapping songs and interactive narrative bring to life the settling of a small Midwest farm town and its growth into one of Illinois largest communities. 2nd grade-adult

A musical tale that highlights the early days of Spanish American history. Learn about Cabeza De Vaca and Estevanico the Black's remarkable eight year odyssey across the continent and Estevanico's pioneering trek into Arizona and New Mexico. Their journey pre-dates Coronado's exploration of the Southwest. 7th grade-adult


"Amy Lowe's contemporary style music will remind many adults of songs by artists such as Eva Cassady, Amy Rigby, The Indigo Girls, and Dar Williams." -Lahri Bond Parents' Choice
Chicago Parent Magazine

"Judging from the response of the rapt audience to Fire In Boomtown, Lowe and Wells have a hit."

"On Sunday, October 8, 1871, the city of Chicago was virtually destroyed by a ferocious fire. This story-song re-enactment was taped in a live performance. The performers researched actual testimonials from survivors and newspaper articles, letters, notebooks, etc., to make an exciting story that stays true to the facts. Wells does a fine job of creating Mrs. O'Leary's Irish brogue and characterizing the chief fire marshall's description of exhausted firemen. The storytellers conclude by celebrating the energetic rebuilding of the city. A first-class history lesson in an appealing format"

"I just wanted to tell you how much our family enjoyed the CD "Fire in Boomtown". This Christmas while traveling we discovered that our kids (4, 7, and 10) enjoyed listening to stories on CD more than all the other electronic marvels in our family's van. So when I saw your CD at our library, I thought they may enjoy it. I would never have guessed that a musical about the Chicago Fire could be so fun and entertaining (and yes, touchingly sad). It has also led the way to a lot of good discussions like why people continued to blame Mrs. O'Leary even after she was cleared. Thanks and I wish you much continued success."
L.C., Delaware

.Social Studies -Movin' in, Building a Town: The Story of Naperville, Gr 3–6—This is a musical tribute to the settling of Naperville, IL, in 1831.

There are 21 catchy and fun songs and stories on the CD which was originally created to accompany a set of workshops taking place at the Naper Settlement. Amy Lowe, a singer, songwriter, and storyteller, wrote and performs all of the songs, accompanied by guitar and percussion instruments. She's also accompanied by back-up vocalists, including a fifth-grade class on the song "The First Schoolmaster." Interwoven with the songs are bits of narration to supplement the historical information. Some songs profile figures in Naperville's history, such as "Captain John Naper," a tribute to the city's founder, and "The First Schoolmaster," which tells about Lester Peet and lists the fathers of all 22 of his students during his first year of teaching. Among the other songs are "The Blacksmith," "Paw Paw Post Office," and "Pay the Toll." The liner notes include the lyrics as well as historical photographs of Naperville. A solid addition to school and public libraries, especially those requiring more material on this time and place in history.—Maren Ostergard, King County Library System, Issaquah, WA

“ Her crystalline voice, honesty and clever original songs are a few of the reasons why audiences look forward to Lowe's performances.” By: MYRNA PETLICKI -


5-6; 6-8; 9+; K-5
Folk Story / Song; History; Interdisciplinary; Math; Music; Storytelling; Theatre
45 min.-1 hour. Can go longer
yes negotiable
$450-$1000 (Discounts for multiple bookings- fees vary based on number of performers)


45 min.
20 min.
Artist provides own unless otherwise specified.

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Programs tailor-made upon request

Amy is the winner of numerous Parent's Choice & Association of EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards. Her recordings are recommended by: Booklist, Library Journal & School Library Journal


Amy Lowe
Jewel-Eye Music
5701 N Sheridan Rd. 18-M
Chicago, Illinois, 60660
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