Ana Egge
Ana Egge
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News from tour in Denmark, SXSW & my new mandolin

Greetings from Sunset Park Brooklyn.

The sun is rising. I’ve been home now for a few days from a great tour in Denmark with my backing band based over there, The Sentimentals. We played in theaters and clubs and for a first grade class who didn’t understand my English.

I did an interview with the US Embassy in Copenhagen about being a traveling songwriter & taught a college workshop for songwriters. I ate liver paste and drank rhubarb seltzer, and I witnessed Spring take hold on a Northern land.

Before Denmark, I was in Austin, TX for SXSW, which seems to grow exponentially every year. I found some amazing music and some great people. Mostly by staying away from the bigger crowds and staying South of the river.

In January I received my new mandolin that was custom built for me by my old friend Bill Bussman of Old Wave instruments in Caballo, NM. It rings like a bell! And the top wood he used for it came from Don Musser, who I built my guitar

with years ago. So now my guitar has a little sister. I couldn’t be happier. It’s been on the road with me ever since. I hope you’re sitting pretty from wherever you read this. Cheers! Ana