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Ana Egge's Road To My Love


09/16/2009
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(PR) Grace/Parkinsong Records announces the release of singer-songwriter Ana Egge's Road To My Love, a collection of twelve new original songs reflecting Egge's most personal work to date along with an intimate version of the beloved spiritual "Swing Low Sweet Chariot."

Co-produced with Ana's longtime collaborator, Jason Mercer, the CD also features musicians Steve Moore playing wurlitzer (Sufjan Stevenes, Laura Viers), Michael Jerome on the drums (Richard Thompson, John Cale) Frazey Ford & Trish Cline of the Be Good Tanya's contributing harmony vocals, Adam Levy on electric guitar (Norah Jones) and Tony Scherr playing upright bass (Bill Frisell, Feist).

Living a life that could be described as off the beaten track, Ana's parents were farmers who moved the family from Ambrose, North Dakota after a drought destroyed their crops, to Silver City, New Mexico where they started their own progressive school. Ana would learn to build her own house from the ground up, her own acoustic guitar (which she still plays exclusively) and begin her career as a songwriter at the ripe old age of fifteen. Her first album, River Under The Road, was released just five years later to a review in the Austin Chronicle hailing it "a debut masterpiece worthy of a songwriter decades worldlier than this mere twenty-year old soul" and earn her two Austin Music Awards.

Ana followed up her entrée with the release of four more solo albums that include Mile Marker, 101 Sundays, and Out Past The Lights, and her most recent album of covers celebrating the art of laziness, Lazy Days. Throughout Ana has toured consistently, sharing the stage with the likes of Lucinda Williams, George Jones, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Shawn Colvin and Ron Sexsmith to name only a few. Road To My Love is the sixth, and most soulful release to date, from the critically acclaimed folk-rock songwriter, vocalist and accomplished guitarist. American Songwriter magazine has described her voice as "Honeysuckle…dripping with the strains of Lucinda Willams and Ron Sexsmith.

The song "Farmer's Daughter" is homage to the upbringing which fostered Ana's distinctive individuality and gave her the tools to follow her own path so aptly. With writing that reflects a literary bent, Ana shares a deeper slice of her life with this latest effort. As she sings in "Carey's Waltz"..."People think they know me, I think I know them, but we all have our little secrets.

Road To My Love is also the fifth release for Parkinsong Records, an independent non-profit label founded by the children of a Parkinson's disease sufferer and is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson's disease research. Successful concerts hosted by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and legendary Philadelphia DJ Pierre Robert led to the release of 38 Songs of Hope, a CD compilation featuring Bonnie Raitt, Crosby & Nash, and a who's who of Americana artists including Alejandro Escovedo, Neko Case and Dave Alvin. Following the NPR acclaimed compilation, came the release of Ana Egge's critically-praised Out Past The Lights, Lazy Days, and Interlude, a compilation CD to benefit the MusicCares Foundation featuring Kelly Willis, Eleni Mandell, and Chuck Prophet amongst others. Inspired by its slogan "Music Is Hope," Parkinsong is proud to again join forces with Grace Records to release Ana Egge's Road To My Love distributed by MRI/RED Distribution.

Tour Dates:
Sept 24 & 25 The Deep Roots Festival Wolfville, Nova Scotia *European Tour with Nels Andrews*
Oct 2 Muziek Podium Bakkeveen Noord-Holland
Oct 3 Take Root Festival Groningen, Holland
Oct 4 De Amer, Amen Noord-Holland
Oct 5 Mijnheer Frits Eindhoven, Holland
Oct 8 Paradiso Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 9 Concert in the Woods Lage Vuursche, Holland
Oct 11 Roapaen Festival Ottersum, Holland
Oct 14 Theater de Wegwijgen Middleburg, Holland
Oct 17 Private Show Fife, Scotland
Oct 18 House Concert Crawford, Bigger, Scotland
Oct 19 Sarsparilla Ice Cream & Soda Ftn. Strathpeffer, Scotland
Oct 20 The Argyll Hotel Ross-shire, Scotland
Oct 21 Brel Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 22 The Green Note London
Oct 23 The Barrels Ale House Berwick Upon Tweed
Oct 24 Jumpin Hot Presents Newcastle, UK @ The Studio-Live
Oct 25 TwickFolk@Cabbage Patch Twickenham, UK
Nov 1 University Café Stony Brook, NY Sunday Street Acoustic
Nov 5 Club Passim Cambridge, MA
Nov 7 Neverdun Farm House Arundel, Maine Concert Series



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