Amy Bezunartea is a Brooklyn, New York based singer and songwriter whose debut album Restaurants & Bars was released on Kiam Records on November 2, 2010.
"Pure and honest" is a perfect description of the songs and the sound on Restaurants & Bars. Produced, recorded and mixed by John Agnello in May 2010, the record runs the gamut from chamber-folk songs about the unstable and chaotic existence that comes from working in restaurants (Doubles, Restaurants & Bars), to breezy, bright pop songs about not being able to sleep (I Lie Awake At Night (But That's All Right)) to spare, introspective tales from the road to self-acceptance (All The Things We Were Supposed To Be, Bridges) to a devastating look at "how sad it is to be a girl" (The Light) that was written in part as a response to the death of the actress Brittany Murphy.
Agnello commented, "Amy's record is real life storytelling reminiscent of the classics of the 50's and 60's. But a closer listen to her songs reveals an original and important new voice."
Restaurants & Bars is a singular debut by a singular artist. Bezunartea is a songwriter's songwriter with a rare talent that defies categorization and speaks directly to the seeker in us all.