Ana Egge w/New CD, Tour

 

 

All-originals followup to all-covers album.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Due Feb. 17 is Road to My Love from Brooklyn
songbird Ana Egge. In 2007 Egge released the critically acclaimed concept
record Lazy Days, a covers album
celebrating the all-but-forgotten virtues of laziness in our work-obsessed and
over-stimulated culture. Inhabiting songs by luminaries as diverse as Stephen
Stills, Ray Davies, and Sandy Denny, stretched Ana in new directions, and
inspired her to visit previously uninvestigated places in her vast musical
range. While on her Lazy Days tour,
Ana found herself creating the most provocative work of her career. “I
think because I wasn’t singing my own songs every night, I felt free to dig
deeper.”

 

 

With Road To My Love, Ana delves into her
family history in “Farmer’s Daughter.” Over the lonely call of the
pedal steel, she lets us share in the tender, exposed, and desolate feeling of
being alone on the prairie. She confronts fidelity and trust in “Quitting
Early,” taking a note from Joni Mitchell with a sophisticated,
jazz-inflected take on the precariousness of modern relationships. She shares a
beer with a veteran, just back from the war, who bares his soul in the wistful
“Carey’s Waltz,” and is blindsided by a tempestuous but irresistible
relationship in “Storm Comin’.” The warm harmony vocals of Trish
Klein & Frazey Ford of The Be Good Tanyas on “More Than A Day”
are a perfect match for this ’60’s inspired soul song. Finally, Ana carries it
home to her American roots with a haunting rendition of “Swing Low, Sweet
Chariot” that puts her peerless vocals and virtuosity on the resonator
guitar on full display.

 

 

Road To My Love was co-produced by her longtime collaborator, Jason Mercer
and includes many of Ana’s friends and favorite musicians from across North
America, including: Steve Moore (Sufjan Stevens, Laura Viers), Michael Jerome
(Richard Thompson, John Cale), Frazey Ford & Trish Klein of The Be Good
Tanyas, Adam Levy (Norah Jones) and Tony Scherr (Bill Frisell, Feist). “I
couldn’t have asked for a better group of musicians to play with” Ana says
in her low-key, humble way, “It really makes this record stand out from
all my previous work.”

 

 

Tour
Dates:

 

 

Jan 28 & 29           Dead of Winter Festival   Halifax, NS, Canada

Feb 3                     The
Living Room              NY, NY                  9
pm
Feb 10                   The
Living Room              NY, NY                  9 pm

Feb 16                   Club
Passim                    Cambridge, MA      8 pm

Feb 17                   The
Living Room              NY, NY                  9 pm

Feb 18-21              Folk
Alliance
Conference Memphis, TN                  

Feb 24                   The
Living Room              NY, NY                  9 pm

Feb 27                   Austin Bergstrom Airport Austin, TX             3:30 pm

Mar 9                    TBA                                 Los Angeles, CA

Mar 10                  Silverlake
Lounge            Los Angeles, CA

Mar 11                  Silverlake
Lounge            Los Angeles, CA

Mar 12                  The
Crepe Place               Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

 

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