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Ana Egge’s Road to My Love Travels Well
Posted: July 29th, 2010 at 3:31 pm | By: Craig Shelburne

I’ve been carrying Ana Egge’s Road to My Love album around with me for a couple of months now. Her enticing voice draws me right into her songs, which are often soft-spoken and beautifully vivid. So whenever I just need to chill out, this is the album I’ve been reaching for — and it’s really nice on solo drives, too. The project starts with “Storm Comin’,” which builds gradually, just like a mid-afternoon summer rain. Later, “Quitting Early” rises and falls like a relaxing breathing exercise. Egge grew up in North Dakota and now lives in Brooklyn and both locales clearly influence her craft. “Bully of New York” is vividly written about crossing paths with a Central Park ranger with a heavy heart, while “Farmer’s Daughter” describes that wanderlust that comes from living on the prairie. Her true gift is being able to write about all this without boring me to tears.

I remember when she put out River in the Road in the late 1990s, we both happened to live in Austin, Texas, and I’d go hear her play at a little coffee shop by Zilker Park. Since then, I’ve always figured she’d find a champion to help her get her folksy music out there. And finally, this week, she announced that Steve Earle will be producing her next album. Very cool. Perhaps next year at this time, a lot more listeners will be keeping her music within reach.

UK tour, Steve Earle news

Hello Hello
I’ve been having a blast on the road with my friend Joel Plaskett. Playing in his band and singing. Mostly rockin the mandola, which I’ve missed so much since my teens playing bluegrass in the Down To Earth School band. Our first day over here in the UK we recorded a new song of his at Abbey Road.. since then we’ve opened for Jools Holland for nearly 9,000 people, played a basement in Bristol and rocked the Garage last night in London. Now we’re on our way to Edinburgh for a show tomorrow night at the Voodoo Room.

Steve Earle is producing my new album this Fall and we’re recording it at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock. I couldn’t be more pleased with the stars right now. Thank you Universe!

Join me in London for a solo show at the Green Note this Thursday, July 15th. I love this intimate, great sounding room. It’s handled with care by it’s music loving owners and the food is delicious!
See you on down the road,

July 15, Thursday
The Green Note 106 Parkway
London UK, NW1 7AN
Doors 7:00pm

9:00pm – Jan Bell
9:25pm – Jack Harris
10:00pm – Ana Egge