Ana Egge
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Austin Chronicle, Wed Mar 4, 2009

Last night at the Cactus Cafe (how many times have I said that in the past month?), Ana Egge held court in fine style. Backed by members of What Made Milwaukee Famous, the indie-folk diva ran through most of the tunes from her new disc, Road To My Love (Grace). Egge, who’s moved between Austin and Brooklyn a couple of times in the past few years, was in especially high spirits because earlier in the day she found out Rolling Stone gave her a rave review in its upcoming issue.

Speaking to her before the gig, she claimed the Chronicle’s Raoul Hernandez was partially responsible for her hooking up with the WMMF guys, as he recommended that she check them out a couple of years ago. When she did and got talking with them, she discovered the popsters were major fans of her music and thrilled at the idea of working together. While a little rough around the edges, the performance showed just how far Egge has come from the seemingly innocent folk ingenue of 12 years ago to a world class risk taker whose pop sounds rivals Ron Sexsmith or Beth Orton.

Jim Caligiuri – Austin Chronicle, Wed Mar 4, 2009