Norwegian guitarist and vocalist, singer and songwriter Ane Brun
returns to the US in November, playing a very special NYC show with Ani DiFranco at Town Hall.
This year saw Ane Brun release FOUR albums stateside for the first time:
Spending Time with Morgan, Duets, Sketches and Live in Scandanvia
Ane Brun Returns to the US
Nov 19 – Town Hall – NY, NY
w/ Ani DiFranco
Spending Time with Morgan
Ane Brun recorded her debut album ‘Spending Time with Morgan’ while finishing her University studies in Stockholm. Soon there was no more time for studies. It didn’t take long before Ane and her small independent record label DetErMine were licensing the record all over the world through a licence/distribution deal with V2 Music. The album was released in 2003 and got fantastic reviews and soon she became a full-time touring- and recording artist. If someone had told her a few years ago that she was going to tour the world with her own music, she would laugh in your face and not even consider it a possibility.
In 2005 Ane Brun released a collection of 10 songs called”Duets”.
After enjoying the collaboration on the previous few duets she had recorded, Ane was inspired to ask some artists whom she adored to sing with her on a full album called, of course, ‘Duets’. This album was released in November 2005 and besides another recording with Ron Sexsmith it also included songs with artists such as Syd Matters and Teitur. The collaboration with the band Madrugada on the #1 single ‘Lift Me’ gained her another Norwegian Grammy for Hit of The Year.
Live in Scandanavia
‘Live In Scandinavia’ (2007) is Ane Brun’s very first Live album. It was recorded during her Scandinavian tour in 2006 and features The DMF string quintet, Nina Kinert and the guitarist Staffan Johansson. The album includes songs from Ane’s first two albums with new string arrangements by Malene Bay-Foged and also two covers written by PJ Harvey and Jeff Buckley. The album got nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.
”Sketches” contains demo versions of the songs from Ane Brun’s latest studio album ”Changing of the seasons”. The songs are mostly performed with voice and guitar or voice and piano. We are excited to release these versions, as they have something different. The simplicity of the production, and also the presence in the performance when recording a song for the first time tends to add something special. And for the live-audience; if you see Ane at a solo-show, this would be more or less the way she would play them. ”Sketches” also presents two new tracks, “Miss Moaning” and “My baby’s Arms”. Both favorites of Ane’s, but they didn’t fit the context of the album ”Changing of the Seasons”.
Ane Brun Discography
2003 Spending Time with Morgan (#19 NO)
2005 A Temporary Dive (#1 NO) (#12 SWE) – Platinum
2005 Duets (#2 NO) – 2× Platinum
2007 Live in Scandinavia (#11 NO) (#12 SWE)
2008 Changing of the Seasons (#1 NO) (#2 SWE) – Gold
2009 Live at Stockholm Concert Hall (#2 NO) (#7 SWE)
Ane Brun is a songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, born in Molde, Norway in 1976. Since 2003 she has recorded six albums, three of which are studio albums, a live dvd and a collection of duets. She has lived in Stockholm, Sweden since 2001, where she writes, records and runs her own label (Balloon Ranger Recordings).
Earlier this year, Ane was the main support in the US for Peter Gabriel on his amazing New Blood tour including gigs at Radio City Music Hall & the Hollywood Bowl.