Ana Egge!

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Ana Egge!

Postby Nicoleee » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:35 pm

Anyone heard of her?
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http://www.anaegge.net

She has a free download on her site. it is AMAZING.
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Postby Nicoleee » Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:53 pm

Info from her site:


With this elusive image, Ana Egge captures the intoxicating, evanescent spark of passion in "Straight To My Head", the first single from her stunning release Out Past The Lights. (Grace/ParkinSong; Ryko Distribution). The CD marks the end of Ana's own vanishing act of sorts. With three breathtaking albums under her belt and having shared spotlights opening shows for Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jane Siberry, George Jones, and more, Ana opted for a low profile. Known for building her own guitar, Ana turned to building herself a house in the New Mexico desert outside of Silver City. Then, leaving her beloved white truck and motorcycle behind, she pulled up stakes for the relative anonymity of Brooklyn. Over the next three years, Ana played elite New York Clubs while impressing a dazzling array of musicians. Among them was Out Past the Lights co-producer and bassist Jason Mercer, for years the anchor of Ani Difranco's band.



Together, Egge and Mercer have crafted a rare gem. The Boston Globe writes "[Now age 28] Egge has the voice of a woman at least twice her age -and that's intended as a compliment. Her smoky, powerful pipes are perfectly suited to her country/bluesy songs about unrequited love." Kate



Messer of the Austin Chronicle joins the chorus of praise for Ana's musical gifts: “..[her] sensual voice and tenderly baffling guitar work…"



With Out Past the Lights, Ana Egge shatters the typical folky singer-songwriter mold with a collection of mesmerizing songs that, as in the opening track "Apple Tree", embark upon a journey through dreams filled with lush orchards, exhilarating backroad motorcycle rides, virgin snowfalls, shotgun weddings, deserted cityscapes, desperate rural hollows, starry seas, and the enduring icons of New York--the City of Liberty.



Are you listening indie pop?"









Interesting FACTS about ANA EGGE...



• She was born Sept. 20, 1976 in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada



• She apprenticed with luthier Don Musser '92-'93 and, under his tutelage, built her own guitar



• In 1995, she moved to Austin, TX and won a songwriting contest that sent her to play in NYC

for the first time



• Her debut CD "River Under The Road" was released Mar. '97 on Lazy S.O.B. Recordings



• She toured coast to coast that Summer as Jimmie Dale Gilmore's "special guest"



• In the Spring of '98, Shawn Colvin invited her to support her on a 25 city U.S. tour



• Since then, Ana has opened for some of her all time heroes -such as Richard Thompson, Jane Siberry, Joan Armatrading, Iris Dement, John Prine, and George Jones



• She won "Best Singer/Songwriter" and "Best Folk Artist" at the '97-'98 Austin Music Awards



• 1999 was the year of "Mile Marker" -a live solo CD, she recorded on tour and released on her own label Grace Records



• Later that year she played Lilith Fair and continued to get more and more attention from the National Press



• From 1999-2001 Ana toured Europe and Canada extensively, mostly opening for Ron Sexsmith



• In and amongst her touring schedule abroad, she wrote the songs for "101 Sundays"- recorded in Austin, TX and London, UK



• She has just finished a new album, "Out Past the Lights", co-produced with Jason Mercer - featuring appearances by Ron Sexsmith, Tony Scherr and a host of great musicians. Scheduled for release through Ryko dist. early 2005





For Publicity Contact:

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116 Pleasant Street, Ste 3111

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phone 413.527.4900 fax 413.527.2758

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Postby Nicoleee » Mon May 08, 2006 5:26 pm

Tue May 9
York Theater
Toronto, ON, Canada
w/ Kathleen Edwards

Wed May 10
Rivoli
Toronto, ON Canada

Fri May 12
Club Passim
Cambridge, MASS

Sat May 13
Club Fantasique
Worchester, MA
trio

Tue May 16
Makor
WFUV show
NY, NY
time TBA

Sat June 17
Folk Heritage Festival
Lisle, IL
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Postby Gerry » Tue May 09, 2006 11:25 am

I have heard of her Nicole and have seen her play live 4 times. Twice she opened for Shawn Colvin in 1998 and then I saw her open once for Iris Dement and Dar Williams. She is very good and even made her guitars!!

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Postby Nicoleee » Tue May 09, 2006 4:27 pm

Gerry wrote:I have heard of her Nicole and have seen her play live 4 times. Twice she opened for Shawn Colvin in 1998 and then I saw her open once for Iris Dement and Dar Williams. She is very good and even made her guitars!!

Gerry


Yes! I saw the pic you took of her, Gerry. :D I too have seen Ana 4 times---but all in the same week during SXSW. (see that thread in shows and meetups for more)

AND, I'm very excited to see Ana play this Friday here at Club Passim. I hope the anticipation doesn't kill me.

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Postby Hugues » Fri May 12, 2006 10:18 am

Well, her last album, Out Past The Lights, was in my top 5 of 2005. It's incredibly good, it stands the test of time. Wonderful voice, melodies and sound. An overlooked folk-pop marvel.
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Postby Nicoleee » Sat May 13, 2006 12:48 am

Her show tonight at Passim was inspiring. Ana is a gorgeous and glorious talent.

I was able to pick up another of her albums (Mile Marker). . . and pretty much will eat up anything she comes out with in the future. :D

. . . Sounds like she is working on many exciting projects. More later.
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Postby Hugues » Sat May 13, 2006 5:34 am

Nicoleee wrote:Her show tonight at Passim was inspiring. Ana is a gorgeous and glorious talent.

I was able to pick up another of her albums (Mile Marker). . . and pretty much will eat up anything she comes out with in the future. :D

. . . Sounds like she is working on many exciting projects. More later.


Yes please keep us informed about her projects, I don't want to miss anything from her! :D

I loved Out Past The Lights so much that I bought every other CD I could find from her. I have three others: the rootsy River Under The Roads (1997) - that one should please Lucinda Williams fans, Mile Marker (live) and 101 Sundays (2000), this one is very quiet with some electronic sounds, it's produced by Martin Terefe (who produced Ron Sexsmith's Cobblestone Runway) - I like it too. But Out Past The Lights is her best, imo.
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Postby Nicoleee » Sat May 13, 2006 7:31 pm

One of my favorite Ana songs is "Fairest of Them All."

You can hear Slaid Cleaves version here:

http://www1.myspace.com/slaidcleaves

It is pretty different from Ana's, but it's just a great song. :)
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Postby Hugues » Sun May 14, 2006 7:02 am

Nicoleee wrote:One of my favorite Ana songs is "Fairest of Them All."

You can hear Slaid Cleaves version here:

http://www1.myspace.com/slaidcleaves

It is pretty different from Ana's, but it's just a great song. :)


Yes, it's one of the best songs from her first album. Catchy and up tempo. I often played it. 8)
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Postby Nicoleee » Thu May 18, 2006 6:08 pm

Tue June 7
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154 Ludlow St NYC
CD release Tribute to Steve Goodman

Ana is doing a song on the upcoming Steve Goodman Tribute . . .

AND

Working with PoGirl, producing, I believe . . .

"The current line-up of Po'Girl includes Trish Klein of the Be Good Tanyas, and Allison Russell, (who co-founded the band together after discovering their shared passion for creaky prohibition-era jazz and blues) alongside virtuoso fiddler Diona Davies and multi-instrumentalist Awna Teixeira. These four ladies all sing, write and perform on a stunning array of instruments including banjo, clarinet, slide guitar, piano, accordian, wash-tub bass, harmonica, penny-whistle, mandolin, violin, and much more. Backing them on drums is one of Vancouvers top musical talents John Raham from groups such as Kinnie Starr, Millenium Project, Green Room, and Mimosa, John Raham brings deep, funky, creative and soulful grooves to the sound of Po' Girl.

Currently the band is working on recording their third album to be released by Nettwerk records in 2006."

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Postby kcguy » Thu May 18, 2006 11:42 pm

I wonder what song Ana will be singing on the tribute cd? I'd love to hear her perform "City Of New Orleans.
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Postby Nicoleee » Fri May 19, 2006 6:21 am

kcguy wrote:I wonder what song Ana will be singing on the tribute cd? I'd love to hear her perform "City Of New Orleans.


She told me the song when I talked to her at Passim . . . I can't remember exactly, but I do not think it is City of New Orleans. I hope it comes to me.
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Postby RedEarth » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:12 pm

I get it! Why did I not check her out before? Should I buy her latest album first, or go back to the beginning? Buy all at once? Yeah, that's probably it. Talk to me, Nic.
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Postby gillian » Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:16 pm

RedEarth wrote:Talk to me, Nic.

Hehe... you don't know what you just asked for. ;)
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