Seattle resident Amy Denio is a founding member of the Tiptons, and is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and international collaborator.  She started her own label, Spoot Music, in 1986.  Her main instruments are voice, accordion, saxophones, clarinet, electric guitar, and bass, and she makes field recordings.  She has collaborated with musicians and artists from East and West Europe, Japan, India, and throughout North America, and has 32 CD releases.  She has played concerts in N. America, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, India, Taiwan, and throughout Europe.  She composes sound tracks for theater, film and dance, and works with choreographers such as Pat Graney, Li Chiao-Ping, and Victoria Marks. In 1997 she received a Bessie Award for her work with David Dorfman.  Her music has been performed at the Venice Biennale in Italy, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall in New York, and The Ethical Society in Philadelphia.