Music Video Debut!

NYC-based singer-songwriter Annie Crane has completed the video for “Copenhagen Heart,” the latest single from her upcoming album Jump With A Child's Heart out on October 4th, 2011 from Constant Clip Records.  The video was directed by Jesse Miksic and shot along the water in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in Ridgewood, Queens and in the artist's own apartment where viewers can clearly see postcard reminders of Crane's touring to Copenhagen, Paris, Hamburg and Berlin.

It was at the beginning of this 2010 European tour that Crane wrote this song about feeling homesick and missing her man. “At the time, I had just been on vocal rest for the about four months and I was pretty rusty,” she says.

Crane had lost her voice for three months in 2008 and upon recovering, spent the next two years trying to fully rehabilitate it.  She saw multiple doctors and specialists during that time, one of which told her she wasn't “singing right,” about which the classically trained vocalist comments, “It was total horse shit. I know how to sing without harming myself.”

When Crane finally was able to get on a good health insurance plan (“People without health insurance get shoddy care and are treated differently than those with it”), determine the actual cause of the problem (“Just a sweet little case of acid reflux”) and recover, she still had to fight the nerves and self-doubt that went with using her voice again after a long time off.

“I was feeling self-conscious and like a fool and therefore homesick and missing my man,” she says candidly.  But Crane stayed on tour and put her feelings into a song that is one of many bright spots on her new album.  Perseverance is actually the main theme of Jump With A Child's Heart. The record weaves the reality of city life into tracks that combine the essence of classic 60’s folk, traditional Celtic music and rootsy Americana with Crane's optimistic messages about making dreams come true.

Jump With A Child's Heart will be released on October 4th, 2011 by Constant Clip Records. Annie Crane is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.


Great Album Review in music blog, Old Fridges Can KILL -

"This album is, on a lyrical level alone, a true folk record, replete with a personal struggle and an overturning of the odds, chock full of honesty, personal observation and sound anecdotal advice. Yet, besides a passing reference to the tightness of harmonies I have barely scraped the actual sound of the record, which is rich and warm in tone, and with a blend of complexity and simplicity that reveal an exceptionally talented guitarist who knows how to win you with a melody, but also when to hold back and simply let the words speak for themselves. I can foresee this album becoming a staple soundtrack for those darkening-yet-still-warm Autumn evenings, for which – conveniently – it shall be released just in time".

(Annie Crane's new album "Jump With a Child's Heart" is scheduled for release Oct 4, 2011)


Due to the sad closing of Banjo Jim's (a fantastic local bar hosting live roots music every night of the week in alphabet city Manhattan), my gig tonight has been moved to Googie's Lounge above the Living Room. 154 Ludlow Street. 7:30 Holler, 8:30 Annie Crane, 9:30 Brooklyn Blues Project.

An articles on the closing of Banjo Jim's can be read here:
Teardrops in My Eyes: Banjo Jim's to Close!