Amy MacDonald: This Is The Scot's Life : World Cafe By 15, Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald was performing in pubs and open mics in Ireland. Now 21, her album This Is the Life just came out in the U.S. after topping the U.K. charts on the strength of its rich and sometimes dark lyrics.
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Amy MacDonald in Studio on World Cafe 9/23/08

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Amy MacDonald: This Is The Scot's Life

Amy MacDonald: This Is The Scot's Life

Amy MacDonald in Studio on World Cafe 9/23/08

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Set List

  • "Mr. Rock and Roll"
  • "This Is the Life"
  • "Run"
  • "Poison Prince"

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At 12, Scottish singer-songwriter Amy MacDonald began writing songs. By 15, she was performing in pubs and open mics in Ireland. Her debut, This Is the Life, just came out in the U.S. after topping the U.K. charts on the strength of its rich and sometimes dark lyrics.

Amid a host of female talents emerging from the U.K., MacDonald stands apart with her sharp guitar work and powerful voice, which makes her sound mature well beyond her 21 years. MacDonald performs songs from her debut in this session with host David Dye.

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Album
This Is the Life
Artist
Amy MacDonald
Label
Decca
Released
2007

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