Juno-nominated artist Amy Sky will take part in a virtual talk Feb. 23 hosted by Creative Aging Books and Ideas.
Sky and her husband, Marc Jordan, are nominated for a 2023 Juno Award for Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for He Sang She Sang. The album includes original songs and covers of 1970 hits written by Tom Petty, the Beach Boys, and Bonnie Raitt.
The couple met in Los Angeles in 1986 at the home of composer and songwriter John Capek.
“We were instantly drawn to each other,” Sky said. “I thought Marc was handsome, charismatic and extremely funny. We just never seemed to run out of things to talk about.”
Sky’s songs as a solo artist include I Will Take Care of You and Ordinary Miracles.
Among the artists who have recorded songs written by Sky are Reba McEntire, Melissa Manchester, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, and Heart. Sky was a backup singer for Olivia Newton-John, Anne Murray, and Ronnie Hawkins.
“When I played with Ronnie in Nashville, a lot of music business people came out,” Sky said. “After a write-up in the Tennessean, I was approached by several songwriters to write for them.”
Sky has won three SOCAN awards, an American Songwriting Award, a Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for best composition (2007), and has received three Juno nominations.
Sky also has acting chops. She played the lead in the Broadway play, Blood Brothers (1996 and 1998), at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
She has been an advocate for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as well as the Mood Disorders Association.
“I have been vocal about living with mood disorders, most notably post-partum depression, following the birth of both my kids,” Sky said.
Sky’s Feb. 23 presentation will begin at 2 p.m. Advance registration can be completed here. After registering, a confirmation email with details about joining the meeting will be sent.
More information about Creative Aging Books and Ideas, including upcoming virtual events, can be found at cecescott.com.