Tall, blonde, and lanky, Ana holds listeners spellbound with the passion of her performances and unique sense of melody and phrasing. But perhaps it is her voice that has most captivated fans and critics throughout her career. Mentors and supporters from Ron Sexsmith to Lucinda Williams have been singing Ana's praises ever since she moved to Austin at age 19, toting a guitar she built herself, and playing songs of unusual depth and maturity. After a concert in New Jersey, Lucinda Williams told some friends, "Listen to her lyrics. Ana is the folk Nina Simone." Shawn Colvin says - "Ana has the rare gift of being so eloquent and simple that she takes your breath away. I just love her."
In 1997, the release of River Under The Road signaled Ana's arrival on the indie-folk scene as she explored wellsprings of emotion and displayed musical gifts far beyond her years. Two years later she followed with her first live record, Mile Marker, which captured her exceptional and original guitar style and voice in intimate venues across America. In 2004, after relocating to Brooklyn, Egge brought the same timeless sensibility and emotional risk taking to an urban landscape with Out Past The Lights, hailed by Billboard as "[A] breakout collection.", and "consistently excellent" by USA Today.
After years of constant touring, Ana was ready for a break from the demands of the road. But even during her well-earned sabbatical Ana's spark continued to smolder, and in 2007 she released the critically acclaimed concept record Lazy Days, a covers album celebrating the all-but-forgotten virtues of laziness in our work-obsessed and over-stimulated culture. Inhabiting songs by luminaries as diverse as Stephen Stills, Ray Davies, and Sandy Denny, stretched Ana in new directions, and inspired her to visit previously uninvestigated places in her vast musical range. While on her Lazy Days tour, Ana found herself creating the most provocative work of her career. "I think because I wasn't singing my own songs every night, I felt free to dig deeper."
The menu for this show is:
Smothered Pork Chops, Rice, Mixed Veggies, Tossed Salad, Roll, and Dessert (Chef's Choice) Iced Tea or Water
The home-cooked meal, provided by Lori at the Ganado Cafe, is absolutely WONDERFUL!
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