- Friday, October 06, 2017 at 8:00 PM
- May Memorial UU Society
- General admission: $18.00
Member Tickets: $15.00
She has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away.
American/Canadian singer and songwriter Ana Egge is a fantastic discovery. With her guitar that she built herself and raw and full, charismatic voice, she is reminiscent of country music colleagues such as Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. Now living in New York City after growing up in North Dakota and New Mexico, her music is a blend of country, Americana and city tales of modern life.
Ana Egge will be performing as part of The Folkus Project on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 PM. The concert will be held at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13215.
“We were always the outsiders,” says folk songwriter Ana Egge of her early roots in a small North Dakota town of 50 people. “I was taught how to shoot a gun and how to enjoy alfalfa sprouts and tofu, raised by two back-to-the-land hippies. My folks loved the outdoors and eccentric people; I ran around barefoot and learned to ride a motorcycle when I was 5. I grew up with all the time and space in the world.”
Egge has since traded the openness of the American Plains for the untamable wilderness of New York City, recorded eight albums, and worked with musical legends such as Ron Sexsmith and Steve Earle. She’s been around the horn of life’s experiences, having gotten married and become a mother, but that childhood spirit of freedom has matured on her latest album – “Say That Now”.
For the first time in a career with many highlights, Egge gave herself over to a co-writing/collaborative process, working with Danish indie band The Sentimentals to write and record the songs on “Say That Now” in Copenhagen. Egge’s signature blend of American prairie folk mixed with clarion-call country shines through. With good friends and loving family around them, Ana Egge & The Sentimentals found the space to create an album that looks both inward to the human journey and outward to the communities we build to survive this trip.
“In the end, it comes down to what your measurement of success really is. For Egge, her ability to stay true to herself and make the music she wants to make is the most important thing.” – Matt Shiverdecker, Austin 360
“Ana’s an exceptional songwriter, listen to the lyrics…the folk Nina Simone!” — Lucinda Williams
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