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The Mohawk -Austin Thu 9/22 10pm

Michael Kingcaid, Ana Egge and Elaine Greer perform Thursday night at the Mohawk

Call it a weakness, but there is no resisting a great triple bill. And I, your Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo, have got another gem for you – three remarkable indie songwriters under one roof. Michael Kingcaid (I, like KUT’s John Aielli, find myself raving about this man’s voice) records and performs as a solo artist and is also widely known for his work as frontman for the band What Made Milwaukee Famous. Ana Egge, a phenomenal songwriter based in New York City, released her new album Bad Blood last month. Lucinda Williams once described Egge as “the Nina Simone of folk.” Elaine Greer is another extraordinary vocalist and storyteller. She performs with local band The Sour Notes, and is also making a name for herself through her solo work. She released a full-length album, Annotations, this year. All three of these artists are favorites of mine. Do make time to check them out at their show Thursday night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River, on the inside stage. Doors open at 9 p.m. Recommended.

Ana Egge band live on KUT 9/22 – 2pm -Tune IN! Brooklyn based songwriter Ana Egge is no stranger to Austin. In the 90′s Egge spent 5 years here and produced her first full length album River Under the Road with the help of local luminaries Sarah Brown and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. The album led to an extensive touring schedule with the likes of Iris DeMint, Ron Sexsmith, and Shawn Colvin. After a brief stay at her home in Silver City, New Mexico Egge moved to New York where she has produced 4 albums including her latest, Bad Blood, released earlier this summer with Steve Earle manning the production console. Ana Egge will be in town to play a show at the Mohawk Thursday Sept. 22. Tune in to KUT at 2pm for a free preview of Ana Egge in Studio 1a. Austin Music Minute

WNYC -gig alert

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    Folk musician Ana Egge. (Courtesy of the artist.)

Ana Egge
“Hole In Your Halo”
Playing Wednesday at The Living Room
 (154 Ludlow St., Lower East Side)
Get: Tickets | Directions

Folk singer and songwriter Ana Egge brings new meaning to the words “do it yourself.” Playing the guitar she crafted by hand at age 17, Egge brings her delicate, earnest sensibility to music that is recognizably personal. Her seventh album, Bad Blood, is a series of songs that look at mental illness.

“Hole In Your Halo,” a song about the frustrations of dealing with the dark sides of mental illness, begins with a voice and an acoustic guitar before swelling into a chorus cross-hatched with a heartfelt fiddle and plenty of feeling. Download her song above or check out Egge for yourself at The Living Room on Wednesday night.