When Ana Egge got bit by the music bug as a teenager, she took matters into her
own hands, building her own guitar, and moving to Austin, TX to observe, absorb
and take musical risks. The striking depth and unusual maturity of her singing,
playing, and songwriting got her noticed, and she recorded her first album, River
Under the Road (1997) with the legendary western swing band, Asleep At The
Wheel. The Austin Music Awards named her Best Singer/Songwriter and Best
Folk Artist. Over the ensuing years and 8 subsequent CDs, Ana has made good
on that promising debut. She has worked with producers Martin Terefe, Jason
Mercer, Joel Plaskett, Steve Earle, and Stewart Lerman, and recorded full albums
with The Stray Birds and The Sentimentals.
Now, in 2018, she has released White Tiger, her tenth album, a new batch of Egge originals of such singularly articulate and affecting honesty and sensitivity, as to once again deserve USA Todays accolade, "[Ana] can write and sing rings around" her contemporaries.
Ana 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, scraping together dimes and hand-me-downs. Ana learned that her life
was truly hers to create. We were always the outsiders, she says. I was taught
how to shoot a gun and how to enjoy alfalfa sprouts and tofu. I ran around
barefoot and learned to ride a motorcycle when I was 5. I grew up with all the time
and space in the world. Given her unconventional upraising, its not surprising
that Ana has since been plotting her own journey, confident, fearless, and uncompromising.
Shes been around the horn of lifes experiences, having forsaken the Great Plains
for Sunset Park in Brooklyn, and gotten married and become a mother, but shes
never lost touch with the free-spirited childhood and the Western landscape that
formed her. That questing spirit is everywhere evident on White Tiger. That open-hearted spirit of adventure is also evident in the communal music-making of White Tiger, most notably in Anas collaboration with producer Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic), whose contributions on reeds, keyboards, and vocals, together with his wind, string, and vocal arrangements, elegantly inform the whole. Other featured musicians include singer Anais Mitchell, guitarist Buck Meek (Big Thief), drummer Robin MacMillan (Aoife ODonovan), bassist Jacob Silver (Amy Helm), and violist Adam Moss (The Brother Brothers).
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