Review : Ana Egge - Road To My Love
RollingstonesLucinda Williams once called her "a folk Nina Simone." But Ana Egge is more country than that. Raised by hippies who grew wheat in North Dakota, the Brooklyn singer–songwriter crafts homespun hymns on her sixth disc to sing with your bare feet on the dashboard. "Bully of New York" recounts a sad late–night conversation between Egge and a park ranger whose hours broke up his marriage (best part: She met him while hitchhiking). Egge's rootsy pedal–steel pop recalls singers like Shawn Colvin, but her sharply observed tales of the overlooked and underpaid feel utterly of the moment....full text
VillagerecordsEgge is one of those female singer songwriters that somehow never gets mentioned along with the others we all know and love. However, she makes just as much good music as any of them and several of them count themselves as huge fans of her seductive sound. This new recordings features eleven self penned songs and a stunning cover of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” to close out the set. Like any great writer she’s able to articulate the complexities of love and the twists and turns that come with it.
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SongsillinoisThere appears to be a new song from Ana Egge’s upcoming release. This song recently appeared on Ana’s website. A quick perusal of her back catalog confirms that this song has not appeared before and thus may be the first thing we’ve heard off of her upcoming album Road To My Love.
“New Tattoo” is as lush and sensual a sound as I’ve heard from Ana and the whistling and romantic horns are a nice addition (as always). Ana’s got a February residency at The Living Room on Tuesdays starting on Feb 3. On the 17th the residency will turn into a full fledged record release party....full text
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