Bridgetown Junction is an Americana duo (sometimes a trio) that plays a balance of original and popular music from Dylan to Neil Young and Ronstadt to Ray Charles. Acoustic guitar, keyboard, violin, mandolin, banjo and bass accompany their vocal harmonies. Their musical endeavors have taken them throughout northern Ohio play dates at numerous venues including Nighttown, Brother's Lounge, Barnegie Hall, as well as a number of wine bars, festivals and benefits.
A Little About Amanda and Rick...................
Songwriters Amanda Walsh and Rick Szekelyi have been writing and performing together since 2015. Their songs, written individually and together, examine topics such as conversations with whales and deer, ideals of love that fall far short of reality, distant islands of palms and pearls, the cycle of life, the laments of an old house, the reality of magic, and advice on the right way to end a relationship. Their first album, Troubadour,was released in 2017. They are currently working on the second album to be released later this year.
Amanda Walsh, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, has been playing music since she was seven years old. Amanda combines her passion for songwriting, fiction and poetry with her love of unpredictable chord changes and dreamy piano passages. Her influences include Claude Debussy, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Anne Sexton and Nina Simone. Amanda released her solo album, Magic is Real, last year.
Rick Szekelyi has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. After six decades, he decided to get serious about songwriting. Influenced by Kris Kristofferson, Townes Van Zandt, Ernest Hemingway, Guy Clark and Steve Earle, his writing captures sounds from days gone by, ethnic flavorings and other cultural sounds. To encourage others to pursue songwriting, during the last five years Rick has hosted numerous songwriter circles, open mics and has, with Amanda, facilitated songwriting workshops.