The Family Records Singles Club - Vol. 6

I've had the special pleasure of being the featured artist on the sixth installment of the Family Records Singles Club (a series of digital singles, each single by a different artist). I recorded a very special version of my song "Copenhagen Heart" at Rola Pola Studios in South Brooklyn... and it turned out absolutely lovely! Follow this link to listen.

Song & Lyrics by Annie Crane

Vocals and guitar by Annie Crane
Cello by Emily Hope Price
Pedal Steel Guitar by Ross Clark
Violins by Andy Baldwin

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Andy Baldwin at Rola Pola Studios, www.rolapola.com
Produced by Annie Crane & Andy Baldwin

“Copenhagen Heart” is a true story of Crane’s first European tour - a trip unexpectedly extended due to the volcanic ash from Iceland which closed down all air travel in Europe for nearly a week. Stuck in Paris with time to kill (which would usually have been a dream) Crane longed to return to the US where a month or so later she was due to be married. "Copenhagen Heart" is a beautiful song that captures the unique longing for home.

The cover art was designed by Jose and Edwin of ILoveMisery. 
Photo by Ana Cabaleiro.


A little write up on my show in Richmond, VA last Tuesday. Thanks Richmond Playlist!
The crowd started to thin out by the end of the evening, which usually happens. Shame for them, because they missed the highlight of the evening. Annie Crane came down from New York to play her rustic folk and Americana songs that invoke the sounds of Gillian Welch and Joni Mitchell. Even though she was battling a cold, Annie’s voice was astounding as she sang songs about love and fear and other things. The entire place got deathly silent as she sang a traditional Irish song a capella, the kind she said her mother sang to her as a child. She was by far my favorite of the night and will be eager to check out her new album “Jump With A Child’s Heart,” coming out in October. Link directly to article on the RVA website here.

And a very kind, early review on my new album due for release on Oct 4th. Thanks SSG Music!
Annie Crane is one of New York City’s promising folk acts.Crane’s lyrics are wonderfully poetic in all of her songs, and she holds true to her “Folk/Americana” label writing actual folk songs and even shared the stage with the legendaryEmmylou Harris. “Jump With A Child’s Heart” is a time capsule left from traditional folk to re-acquaint itself with the once prominent NYC folk scene. Between the sincerity of Crane’s lyrical content and her ability to write the sort of tunes to back them, Annie Crane is an artist to follow through the farmlands and the cities (the title of her previous album, which is also well worth a listen.) Download the title track off of Jump With A Child’s Heart due out on Constant Clip Records October 4th. Link directly to the article on the SSG website here.


I'm here in Richmond VA at the incredible Firehouse Theater for Series II Volume IX of "The Listening Room" concert series. I love this place and can't wait to play... but I also couldn't contain myself and had to share this video with you. It's a puppet show filmed last night in Pocahontas County WV. My new dear friends Emily Newton & Brynn Kusic created this magical story to go along with my song "You & Me & the Evergreen". Watch and be amazed.


Hillsboro WV - Richmond VA - Brooklyn NY

Some very special shows...

Sunday, July 17 @ The Old School House at 8:00PM. Hillsboro, WV. An intimate show in an off-the-beaten-track, old one-room school house. There will be a puppet show by Miss Emily to one of my songs (!) and home made ice cream (!). I'm pretty much beside myself with excitement for this very special show. Directions to the school house can be found here.


Tuesday, July 19 @ The Listening Room S.II Vol. IX at The Firehouse Theater at 7:30 doors/8:00 show. 1609 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA. Free to attend. Featuring Matt Lisk, Annie Crane and Birdie Busch. www.therichmondscene.com/profile/TheListeningRoom

Thursday, July 21 @ Pete's Candy Store at 10:00PM. 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY. www.petescandystore.com. Sharing the night with my good friends, The Holler (bluegrass/country/folk). They go on at 9:00PM and I'll be at 10:00PM. If you live in NYC and have not yet been to this great little bar/music venue, you're missing out! Join us on the 21st.