Tiny House Concert Series, Tues Oct 14th

I'll be playing at the Tiny House Concert Series at Boneyard Studios on Tuesday, October 14th located at 21 Evarts St NE, Washington, DC 20002. Music starts at 6:30pm with the wonderful act, The Iris Bell.

Free & BYOB. Link to the Facebook event page here.

Some of you may already now about he Tiny House movement but for those who don't, it is a movement with economical and environmental motives. Boneyard Studios describes it as: "Tiny houses on wheels provide an affordable, attractive, environmentally-friendly housing option. Nationally the tiny house movement is growing and wonderfully varied. Tiny houses can be as small as a square meter or as large as 300, 400, or 700 feet; the key isn’t really size itself, but careful and deliberate attention to space efficiency and simplicity. Some tiny houses are foundation-built while others are on wheels (like those at Boneyard Studios).”

Come for great music, and at the same time, tour the 3 tiny houses at Boneyard Studios! Learn more at www.boneyardstudios.com


DC Improv show & featured article in Luri & Wilma Magazine

I'm  belatedly posting this bit about a show and interview I recently did for Luri & Wilma Magazine.

Luri & Wilma is a DC based, eco-friendly fashion and life-style blog and quarterly print magazine that dubs themselves "the smart magazine for smart ladies". I had a wonderful time working with Amber Paranick, the interviewer and author of the article I was featured in, and Charlie Heck, the Editor-in-Chief of this super cool, independently published print publication.

The end-of-summer issue features local ladies of performance and hosted a sold-out release event held at the DC Improv Comedy Club on Aug 14th. I was honored to play for a fantastic audience and to share the bill with fellow ladies of song and a slue of female comics. Below are some photos of the event and and article as featured in the Summer Issue.


Sound and Song at The Wolves Den on 5/13

Please join us for an evening of sound and song at the Wolves Den; i.e. house show at Annie's house! Three lovely and talented people are touring through DC and will be sharing the bill with local DC singer of songs, Annie Crane.

Tuesday, May 13th at 7:00pm
$5 donation for the touring musicians
The Wolves Den is in Brookland, Washington DC
email for details: annie[at]anniecranemusic.com

Adrianne Lenker (Boston, MA)

Buck Meek (Brooklyn, NY)

Jen Hitt (Austin TX)

Annie Crane (Washington, DC)


@ The Black Cat

I just booked  a last minute gig opening for Adam Faucett this Sunday, March 23rd at The Black Cat in Washington, DC. Come on out for a great show!

The Black Cat on Sun. 3/23
8:30 Annie Crane
9:30 Adam Faucett and the Tall Grass

1811 14th St NW
Washington, DC
Doors at 8:00PM
Buy tix online


"Still Singing" - A Benefit Concert at the Kensington Arts Theatre, MD

I am thrilled to be performing at this special benefit concert to raise awareness of perinatal loss and provide a strong support system for those that are in need. This event is meant to bring together families, friends, colleagues, and any one else who has experienced this type of loss or know someone who has.

Stillbirth, miscarriage, and infant loss are unfortunately all too common. They are under-recognized and under-talked about topics. The statistics are astounding. Sources may vary, but approximately 1 out of every 4 pregnancies end in a loss and 1 out of 160 pregnancies end in the birth of a stillborn baby.

The "Still Singing" Charity Event will be held at the Kensington Arts Theatre in Kensington, MD from 7:00-10:00PM on November 23, 2013.

There will be a raffle with some pretty fantastic prizes including autographed memorabilia from area sports teams such as The Washington Nationals, Capitals, and Wizards, the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles, a signed album by the Minneapolis Alt Rock band Motion City Soundtrack, and much more!

ALL proceeds go to First Candle Charity, a charity dedicated to raising money for stillbirth research and maintaining healthy pregnancies.

Suggested donation of $10 per person (cash or check), which will be collected at the door.

For more information, please visit the Still Singing FaceBook page which posts continuous updates on fund raising progress, concert details, and raffle prize!

Featured Performers:
Zia Hassan, www.ziahassan.com
Dave Farah, www.davefarah.com
Annie Crane, www.anniecranemusic.com

The Kensington Arts Theatre
3710 Mitchell St.
Kensington, MD


Thanks to The Dollhouse concert series for last nights wonderfully cozy show!

Stirring up the echoes of Takoma Records 
with Daniel Bachman // Mark Fosson // Annie Crane
@ The Dollhouse, Friday November 16th.


iTunes Reviews "Jump with a Child's Heart"

Hello out there, 

It’s been five years since I began pursuing my music and I owe so much of the success I’ve encountered to your support. It’s been 10 tours, 4 of them international. It’s been two full length albums and one EP. There’ve been both incredible and not-so-incredible performances, lots of new friends, lots of radio shows, festivals, folk conferences, and one surreal experience opening for American folk icon Emmylou Harris. All that I’ve accomplished I owe so very much to the support I found in you. Thank you!

As I cross into my 30th year, in my new-ish “southern” home of Washington, DC, I’m happy to share with you a lovely review from the good folks at Apple iTunes who recently reviewed Jump With a Child’s Heart. I’m so flattered that they chose to review it and so happy for all the great things that have transpired over these last 5 years. 

"Set apart from typical neo-folkie singer/songwriters... Crane’s vision is earthy yet poetic, the work of an artist who lives in both the real world and her own dreams”.

Here’s to maintaining the child in us all,

"In the tradition of the '60s folk revival, Annie Crane sings of small-town memories and big-city heartaches on her sophomore album, Jump with a Child’s Heart. The Rochester, N.Y., native brings a classically trained vocal purity to her mélange of Celtic, Appalachian, and blues influences, setting her apart from typical neo-folkie singer/songwriters. Her lyrics are likewise distinctive, combining mystical tones with an Everywoman earnestness that elevates ordinary subjects into something exotic. Crane shows her skills as a musical miniaturist on tracks like “Copenhagen Heart,” “The Island of Manhattan," and “Ghost Body,” dashing off quick but telling portraits with a bittersweet air. There’s a quiet but persistent sense of rebellion evident in songs like the wry “Money Only Hates Me” and the playful “Salinger Said,” lending them a contemporary edge. Most haunting among these tunes is “Lookin’ Out,” a moody recollection of Crane’s grandmother. Trumpet, banjo, cello, and light  percussion give evocative shading to these acoustic guitar–centered tracks. Crane’s vision is earthy yet poetic, the work of an artist who lives in both the real world and her own dreams."