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AD & Tom Dyer: Death At Mounts Road

by Amy Denio / Spoot Music



OLYMPIA, WA (JAN. 30, 2018) Amy Denio and Tom Dyer have been around long enough to qualify as Northwest music institutions. Despite that, this is their first full collaboration. “Death at Mounts Road” is about the December 18, 2017 Amtrak derailment which killed three people and injured sixty-two, the deadliest train crash in Washington state since 1910. As should be the case, this song is neither pretty nor happy, it is rather grim.

The song is released jointly through Green Monkey and Amy’s Spoot Music. A video for the song is in the planning stages.

A few weeks ago Amy & Tom got together on a Sunday with no plan beyond writing and recording something. This is the (un)happy result. Amy had contributed some parts on one of Tom’s albums a few years back, but this was true collaboration. No net. Both are well pleased with the outcome and expect to try this again.

Amy Denio is a prolific artist with over 200 albums released in a variety of styles. Her most recent solo album is The Big Embrace.

Tom Dyer, while not as prolific as Amy, has released fifteen albums and singles since 2009. His most recent is the “Christmas In Olympia/Christmas is Love” single with Tom Dyer and The True Olympians.

About Green Monkey Records
Green Monkey “Mach I” produced 45 releases from 1983 to 1991 and came back to life (Mach II) August 2009 to produce 55 or so more. Many involve truth and beauty. Supposedly.


The train came rolling round the bend
Things would now get bad
It flew from tracks to freeway
Things were now bad

Death at Mounts Road

Today was the maiden voyage
The train was very full
The coffee was so hot and delicious
And then things got bad

Death at Mounts Road

The train trainers weren't no-brainers
But they didn't do their job
80 miles an hour in a 30 zone
They didn't do their job

Passengers bought more than they anticipated
They planned a different day
Their car fell to the freeway below
We give them all of our love

Sixty two injured
Three were dead
We ask the question: Why?
Money? Or incompetence?
We ask why?

Death at Mounts Road
Death at Mounts Road


released February 3, 2018
Tom Dyer: drum programming, voice, fretless guitar, other guitars, piano
Amy Denio: bass, voice, alto saxes, 'Indian banjo', keyboard


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Amy Denio / Spoot Music Seattle, Washington

Amy Denio is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist composer, singer and music producer based in Seattle, WA. She's been commissioned to compose for dance, theater and film, and has received numerous grants and fellowships and collaborated with artists worldwide.

She has performed at festivals, clubs, schools, prisons, social centers and ruins throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
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