Grace/Parkinsongs Records announces the release of singer-songwriter Ana Eggeâ€™s Road To My Love on February 17, 2009, a collection of twelve new original songs reflecting Eggeâ€™s most personal work to date along with an intimate version of the beloved spiritual â€œSwing Low Sweet Chariot.â€
Co-produced with Anaâ€™s longtime collaborator, Jason Mercer, the CD also features musicians Steve Moore playing wurlitzer (Sufjan Stevenes, Laura Viers), Michael Jerome on the drums (Richard Thompson, John Cale) Frazey Ford & Trish Cline of the Be Good Tanyaâ€™s contributing harmony vocals, Adam Levy on electric guitar (Norah Jones) and Tony Scherr playing upright bass (Bill Frisell, Feist).
Living a life that could be described as off the beaten track, Anaâ€™s parents were farmers who moved the family from Ambrose, North Dakota after a drought destroyed their crops, to Silver City, New Mexico where they started their own progressive school. Ana would learn to build her own house from the ground up, her own acoustic guitar (which she still plays exclusively) and begin her career as a songwriter at the ripe old age of fifteen. Her first album, River Under The Road, was released just five years later to a review in the Austin Chronicle hailing it â€œa debut masterpiece worthy of a songwriter decades worldlier than this mere twenty-year old soulâ€ and earn her two Austin Music Awards.
Ana followed up her entrÃ©e with the release of four more solo albums that include
Mile Marker, 101 Sundays, and Out Past The Lights, and her most recent album of covers celebrating the art of laziness, Lazy Days. Throughout Ana has toured consistently, sharing the stage with the likes of Lucinda Williams, George Jones, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Shawn Colvin and Ron Sexsmith to name only a few.
Road To My Love is the sixth, and most soulful release to date, from the critically acclaimed folk-rock songwriter, vocalist and accomplished guitarist. American Songwriter magazine has described her voice as â€œHoneysuckleâ€¦dripping with the strains of Lucinda Willams and Ron Sexsmith. The song â€œFarmerâ€™s Daughterâ€ is homage to the upbringing which fostered Anaâ€™s distinctive individuality and gave her the tools to follow her own path so aptly. With writing that reflects a literary bent, Ana shares a deeper slice of her life with this latest effort. As she sings in â€œCarey’s Waltzâ€…â€œPeople think they know me, I think I know them, but we all have our little secrets.â€
Road To My Love is also the fifth release for Parkinsong Records, an independent non-profit label founded by the children of a Parkinson’s disease sufferer and is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. Successful concerts hosted by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and legendary Philadelphia DJ Pierre Robert led to the release of 38 Songs of Hope, a CD compilation featuring Bonnie Raitt, Crosby & Nash, and a who’s who of Americana artists including Alejandro Escovedo, Neko Case and Dave Alvin. Following the NPR acclaimed compilation, came the release of Ana Egge’s critically-praised Out Past The Lights, Lazy Days, and Interlude, a compilation CD to benefit the MusicCares Foundation featuring Kelly Willis, Eleni Mandell, and Chuck Prophet amongst others. Inspired by its slogan “Music Is Hope,” Parkinsong is proud to again join forces with Grace Records to release Ana Egge’s Road To My Love distributed by MRI/RED Distribution.
Jan 28 & 29 Dead of Winter Festival Halifax, NS, Canada
Feb 3 The Living Room NY, NY 9 pm
Feb 10 The Living Room NY, NY 9 pm
Feb 16 Club Passim Cambridge, MA 8 pm
Feb 17 The Living Room NY, NY 9 pm
Feb 18-21 Folk Alliance Conference Memphis, TN
Feb 24 The Living Room NY, NY 9 pm
Feb 27 Austin Bergstrom Airport Austin, TX 3:30 pm
Mar 9 TBA Los Angeles, CA
Mar 10 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA
Mar 11 Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA
Mar 12 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA
*LA shows with drummer Michael Jerome.