Ana Egge returns to the UK next month for a run of dates to support ‘White Tiger’, her recently released tenth album which we were glowing about a few months back. Egge grew up with parents who “dropped out,” choosing to raise four girls in a lovingly cobbled together combination of a small farmhouse on the North Dakota plains, a bus on the California Coast, and a hot springs commune in rural New Mexico.
The album features wind, string, and vocal arrangements by multi-instrumentalist/producer Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic) and guest appearances by Anais Mitchell, Billy Strings, Alex Hargreaves, and Buck Meek (Big Thief).
Our own Paul Kerr said of her: “Egge is a wonderful singer, her voice at times reminiscent of a young Lucinda Williams although less bluesy and with a warmer edge to it.” In fact that very Lucinda said of her: “Listen to her lyrics. Ana is the folk Nina Simone.” And according to Shawn Colvin, “Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her.” And so, dear readers, do we.
Ana Egge 2018 UK Tour dates:
23rd Oct, Jenny Lind, Hastings
25th Oct Green Note, Camden
27th Oct Coastal Connections, Worthing
29th Oct The Greys, Brighton
30th Oct Kitchen Garden Café, Birmingham