Amy Rigby, who performed this past Saturday at the Haverford Music Festival, has written a memoir, “Girl to City: A Memoir”, writes Dan DeLuca for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Rigby was backed by a band that included drummer Doug Wygal and her husband, Wreckless Eric on bass–the British punk-era songwriter who penned the immortal 1977 anthem “Whole Wide World.”
Rigby said the idea for a book dates to Diary of a Mod Housewife, her 1996 debut album.
Twenty years ago, Rigby started keeping an online diary telling stories about the musician’s life in an era before the word blog was widely known.
Rigby found motivation while toiling in the self-awareness that “they will write you out of history, if you don’t write yourself in. That’s what I felt. I felt like I mattered.”
Throughout Girl to City, Rigby writes about music as “the one place I knew I existed.”
“When I think about growing up, I see myself in this house, surrounded by boys, making a lot of noise,” she says. “And music was the place where I would go either to listen on headphones or to my record player.”
Read more about Amy Rigby and her new memoir here.