Annie Dressner – East Twenties EP, Listen to this #12

Annie Dressner - East Twenties EP

I have a certain admiration for independent artists doing their own thing, and staying true to themselves. One such artist is New York born and now UK based Annie Dressner. And not only does she make the music, but does the publicity as well!

Annie plays really down to earth, laid-back folk, and given her American background, and now being based in the UK, it makes for a cool folk melange. The laid-back aspect is especially true on her just released new EP East Twenties, whereas her debut album from 2011, Strangers Who Knew Each Other’s Names , had a few more up-tempo tracks. Vocal-wise, I would say she in not too far from Caitlin Rose. And as Caitlin Rose’s voice works great for country (read: real country music), Annie’s works great for folk.

East Twenties, like many musical endeavours these days, was crowd-funded over at PledgeMusic, and received 106% of its goal! The drive is over, but you can still give it a listen and pick up a copy, physical or digital at her Bandcamp site.

Listen to one of my faves so far from the EP, “Flame“, that is, until I have an aha moment on another track! And one of my faves from her debut album, “Cigarette“.

Check out Annie on the internets (sic): official site, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.

If you are in the UK, be sure to watch for her on tour (link to dates) in the coming year!

Date Venue Details
April 6, 2013 Squeeze Box Folk – The Alex, Southend-on-Sea, UK 7PM
April 9, 2013 The Slaughtered Lamb – London, UK — EP LAUNCH — 7:30PM
April 11, 2013 The Portland Arms – w/ Polly Paulsuma & Lottie Mullan – Cambridge, UK 8PM
April 12, 2013 Kontra Roots – Finedon, UK 8PM
April 19, 2013 Cambridge Folk Club “Special Guest” – Cambridge, UK 8PM
May 5, 2013 Rockwood Music Hall – New York City, NY 7PM
May 17-19, 2013 Shepley Spring Festival – Shepley, UK TBA
May 24, 2013 The Cheese & Grain “Acoustic Plus” – Frome, UK w/ Paul Goodwin 7:30PM
May 25, 2013 The Studio Lounge – Totnes, UK 7:30PM
May 30, 2013 Shindig at CB2 – Cambridge, UK 7:30PM
May 31, 2013 High Barn – Essex, UK 7:30PM
June 6, 2013 Young & Lost Club at The Lock Tavern – London, UK 7:30PM
June 22, 2013 Grassington Festival “Special Guest” – Grassington, UK TBA
June 23, 2013 Willowman Festival – Thirsk, UK TBA
June 28, 2013 Ditch The TV at The Maudslay Pub – Coventry, UK 8PM
June 29, 2013 Cult Media Live Series at The Portland Arms – Cambridge, UK 7:30PM
August 15-18, 2013 Green Man Festival – Glanusk, UK TBD
October 30, 2013 Ragged Trousered Folk – Hastings, UK 7:30PM
October 31, 2013 Uxbridge Folk Club – Middlesex, UK w/ Gren Bartley 7:30PM
March 28, 2014 Royston Folk Club – Royston, UK w/ Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby 7:30PM
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