Independent singer-songwriter Ana Egge will kick off the new year debuting new songs from her just finished solo album at Joe’s Pub on Friday, January 14th at 9 pm, followed by the Madison Square Gardeners. Ana’s new CD, titled Bad Blood, was recorded with producer Steve Earle at the famed Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock. Working with Steve Earle in the studio was a dream-come-true moment for Ana who had imagined working with the icon since she had become a fan. Because the songs she had written for the new album were more stripped down than before, Ana envisioned them with the Steve Earle edge she had heard in the albums he did with Lucinda Williams and Ron Sexsmith.
Ana describes what it was like to work with Earle. “The day before we went into the studio Steve said he was going to ‘get me out of the singer-songwriter ghetto’. He was testing the waters, to see how I felt about hard hitting drums. We recorded three songs a day with a live band, everyday for five days. Steve was totally committed every moment in the studio and pulled the very best out of each one of us on every track, always for the sake of the song. The result is that we’ve made a real Americana roots rock record that I am really proud and excited to share with the world.”
Bad Blood musicians include:
Eleanor Whitmore- fiddle/mandolin/tenor gtr./viola
Steve Earle- harmony vocals/acoustic guitar
Chris Masterson- electric gtr/baritone resonator
Byron Isaacs- electric and acoustic bass (from Levon Helm’s band)
Rob Heath- drums
Allison Moorer- harmony vocals
Mixed and mastered by Ray Kennedy, Ana’s seventh solo album, Bad Blood, is scheduled for release in Spring 2011 and will follow up 2009’s critically acclaimed Road To My Love, Lazy Days, Out Past the Lights, Mile Marker and her debut album River Under the Road, for which she garnered two Austin Music Awards. The Austin Chronicle proclaimed it “A debut masterpiece worthy of a songwriter decades worldlier than this mere twenty-year old soul.”
Ana’s new album will also be the 6th release for Parkinsong Records, an independent non-profit label, founded by the children of a Parkinson’s disease sufferer that is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson’s disease research. Parkinsong is proud to again join forces with Grace Records to release Ana Egge’s upcoming album, produced by Steve Earle and distributed by MRI/RED Distribution. For further information please check out http://www.myspace.com/anaegge.
1/14 Joe’s Pub New York, NY *Ana at 9 pm, Madison Square Gardeners at 9:50 pm
2/1 The Living Room New York, NY @ 9 pm
2/8 The Living Room New York, NY @ 9 pm
2/15 The Living Room New York, NY @ 9 pm
2/22 The Living Room New York, NY @ 9 pm