Amy began her career at Las Hotel Café, and while living in Los Angeles, had a good deal of success landing her songs on television and in movies. She moved to Texas in 2005, where she found her home among a group of Austin musicians, including the legendary rocker and troubadour, Alejandro Escovedo. Amy began to tour extensively with his band, and listening to her perform nightly left Alejandro sufficiently impressed enough to produce her 2010 record, Let the Light In (his first and only producing credit to date).
After touring Let the Light In, Amy began to write the songs on Summer Skin in 2011. Her finest songwriting to date is likely the result of the education she received ont eh road for a couple of years, playing rock clubs and theatres with Escovedo, the Hearless Bastards, and other artists.
Summer Skin was produced by Criag Street, whose long list of credits includes Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Henry & k.d. Lang, and was recorded in LA with an all-star band, featuring David Garza (guitar), Me Shell N Degeocelle (bass), Chris Bruce (guitar) and Jonathan Wilson (drums). Robert Plant sings harmony with Cook on the beautiful It s Gonna Rain, and joins Patty Griffin on the moody Airplane Driver. Ben Kweller co-wrote and sings back up on the pop rocker Getting To You. This record represents a quantum leap for Amy her evolution as a songwriter, a musicia and an artist.