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Who Is #Mortasay?

MORTASAY is the expression of an American musical duo, composed of married musicians Vonyse Reeder and Amy Lou Palmer. Formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, California, MORTASAY reflects an eclectic indie soul sound. Their first fully collaborative album entitled, We Here, is scheduled for release in Spring 2019.

Vonyse an Indianapolis, Indiana native and Amy Lou from Eastern Washington consider themselves two city-bound country girls. “Our music reflects our musical roots, our actionism, our spirituality, and our lives as a married couple. Growing up in different parts of America, both void of diversity, music is the throughline that has shaped how they perceive society and connect as a married couple. It’s real, it’s raw, it’s bathed in LA culture, it’s us. We here!

#Mortasay’s combined experiences:

  • Toured with Cake, Gomez, Rootbeer
  • Shared a stage with Chaka Kahn, Black Eyed Peas, Ozomatli, Hillsong
  • Performances at Milwaukee Summerfest, SXSW, and numerous colleges.

“The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you’ll do yourself a service.”

– Stephen Sondheim